Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 18:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless After a few months of relative silence and vagueness, we're finally getting something tangible from Jolla, the promising mobile phone company which came forth from former Nokia employees. It's ambitious - they're not just going to create a mobile operating system, not just a mobile phone, but an entire ecosystem, including cloud services and data centres. At its heart? The beautiful city of Hong Kong. The prime target market? China.
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Why meego is interesing...
by dsmogor on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 06:53 UTC
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Because it represents totally different approach to mobilising Linux.
While Android is basically a start from scratch, growing from very simple and flat base (extremely simplified os layers, almost nothing derived from desktop Linux), supporting limited functionality, and growing fast.
Meego have tried to trim down existing destkop and server OS taking its time (evolving 2x longer than Android). Meego is much more integrated with overall Linux software platform and should benefit from this synergy (it will be interesting to see if it indeed does). It also bears much more development familiarity for experienced Linux programmers (98% of which are maintainers of OSS desktop apps).
One might think that Meego should have more bloat but apparently Nokia optimization engineers succeeded as (from personal observation) basic phone UI and example apps on N9, running crusty X11 behind, achieves much more consistent 60fps fluidity that Galaxy Note running CM9 and featuring relatively 2x more powerful hw. It's a great pity that QT is unavailable on Android.

Edited 2012-10-03 07:01 UTC

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