Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:15 UTC, submitted by Panajev
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The GNOME foundation and the LiMo group announced a partnership to help push Linux forward in the consumer field. The only notice that anyone has seem to have taken is mockery. So why can someone announce some dedication to promoting open source software in the mobile space and generate no enthusiasm in the mobile space? Android.
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RE: ? - Nokia?
by jabbotts on Fri 30th Jul 2010 14:25 UTC in reply to "?"
jabbotts
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2007-09-06

Between Symbian and Maemo which merged with Limo renaming to Meego, I bet Nokia is at least one vendor who will use something other than Android or WinMobile.

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RE[2]: ? - Nokia?
by Windows Sucks on Fri 30th Jul 2010 14:46 in reply to "RE: ? - Nokia?"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Between Symbian and Maemo which merged with Limo renaming to Meego, I bet Nokia is at least one vendor who will use something other than Android or WinMobile.


Yeah I see them doing that also. But that will make them a niche player. They wont have the content needed to catch up:

Apps
Streaming Music
TV shows
Books
Movies
Podcasts
etc.

Apple, Microsoft and Google have or will have all these in the near future. Not leaving much room for anyone else including RIM.

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RE[3]: ? - Nokia?
by vivainio on Fri 30th Jul 2010 16:49 in reply to "RE[2]: ? - Nokia?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


Yeah I see them doing that also. But that will make them a niche player. They wont have the content needed to catch up:


And on what information are you basing this? Hunch?

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RE[2]: ? - Nokia?
by vivainio on Fri 30th Jul 2010 16:46 in reply to "RE: ? - Nokia?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Between Symbian and Maemo which merged with Limo renaming to Meego


Nokia never had anything to do with LiMo. MeeGo is merger of Nokia's Maemo and Intel's Moblin.

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RE[3]: ? - Nokia? - drat..t hat's right
by jabbotts on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 16:59 in reply to "RE[2]: ? - Nokia?"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Limo.. Moblin.. I never did pay close enough attention to distinguish the two. Maemo blew away PalmOS from my attention span and it's been Debian or Mandriva for big boxes.

Here's hoping the lovely .debs for maemo get ported over to Meego though. Not having ruby/metasploit/kismet/scapy/ssh/GPE on Iphone or Android have been primary reasons for my disinterest in those platforms.

(of course, having finally got my hands on an N900, the N910 will be announced shortly.. that seems to be my patter so far based on N810 availability barely a quarter after my N800 purchase.)

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RE[2]: ? - Nokia?
by tony on Fri 30th Jul 2010 22:18 in reply to "RE: ? - Nokia?"
tony Member since:
2005-07-06

Between Symbian and Maemo which merged with Limo renaming to Meego, I bet Nokia is at least one vendor who will use something other than Android or WinMobile.


Nokia hasn't merged anything. MeeGo and Symbian are completely separate platforms. Which is part of Nokia's problem. How many platforms do they have? I have no idea. But they're not integrated. They're hoping that QT will tie it all together and keep the developers from revolting, but who knows if that will work.

Right now they have platforms that are years behind Android, iPhone, and even Windows Mobile 7 (which looks like will come out later this year).

Sadly, if any mobile company could pull off a top-notch game changing OS, it's Nokia. They just seem to lack the vision Apple had with a new way of doing smartphones, the guts that Microsoft had in throwing out it's old platform (Nokia, listening?). They have the technical acumen and the money, and even the experience.

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RE[3]: ? - Nokia?
by Richard Dale on Sat 31st Jul 2010 03:08 in reply to "RE[2]: ? - Nokia?"
Richard Dale Member since:
2005-07-22

Right now they have platforms that are years behind Android, iPhone, and even Windows Mobile 7 (which looks like will come out later this year).

Sadly, if any mobile company could pull off a top-notch game changing OS, it's Nokia. They just seem to lack the vision Apple had with a new way of doing smartphones, the guts that Microsoft had in throwing out it's old platform (Nokia, listening?). They have the technical acumen and the money, and even the experience.


I don't think Nokia has to worry about being 'years behind' Windows Mobile 7, which hasn't even been released yet. There is a lot of interesting stuff going into Maemo/MeeGo and I personally think it is quite capable of competing with Android and the iPhone. For instance, it has Semantic Desktop technology right at the core with the Tracker store, which no competing platform has. The Qt toolkit is certainly as up to date and as good as anything else. They have to design some decent hardware to go with the software though, and we'll have to wait and see what they come up with.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Maemo Linux (Nokia) + Moblin Linux (Intel) = Meego Linux (Nokia/Intel).

Yes, Symbian is still a seporate platform but Nokia has been a-mergin' the high end device OS.

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