Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jun 2011 20:14 UTC, submitted by vivainio
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia may have gone with Windows Phone 7 for its future smartphone operating system, but until then, we now have the Nokia N9 to look at. Yes, a beautiful, top-of-the-line Nokia smartphone which runs MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan - but isn't this thing kind of a dead end? Also announced: the even prettier Nokia N950 Meego 1.2 developer device - only available to a limited number of developers. Sure to become a collectors' item.
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Not2Sure
Member since:
2009-12-07

Making phonecalls just fine on the n900 meego 1.2 on ATT and TMobile GSM networks here in the US.

Your comment reeks of FUD, Thom.

Are you referring to meego 1.3 or something?

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Making phonecalls just fine on the n900 meego 1.2 on ATT and TMobile GSM networks here in the US.

Your comment reeks of FUD, Thom.

Are you referring to meego 1.3 or something?


It's not FUD. Harmattan is NOT MeeGo. It's actually Maemo 6, and builds upon the excellent foundation of that product. It's only been REBADGED as MeeGo.

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ptman Member since:
2005-08-08

Can you provide links to more info about Harmattan? Is it still built on a Debian base like maemo? Or is it Moblin core with some of maemo on top of it? Is software packaging going to be .deb as for maemo or .rpm as for moblin?

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Damnshock Member since:
2006-09-15

"Making phonecalls just fine on the n900 meego 1.2 on ATT and TMobile GSM networks here in the US.

Your comment reeks of FUD, Thom.

Are you referring to meego 1.3 or something?


It's not FUD. Harmattan is NOT MeeGo. It's actually Maemo 6, and builds upon the excellent foundation of that product. It's only been REBADGED as MeeGo.
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That's not what I found in here:

http://flors.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/nokia-n9-state-of-the-art-of-...

Nokia’s implementation of the MeeGo platform has been released. It combines a playful multitasking UX with an efficient OS that shares the same API and architecture pillars of MeeGo upstream. It’s a great demonstration of what can be done with the MeeGo platform on a mobile device. Check http://www.developer.nokia.com/swipe/ux/.

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Not2Sure Member since:
2009-12-07

I do not believe we are talking about the same thing.

This http://harmattan-dev.nokia.com/unstable/beta/api_refs/ is what (or will) constitutes the software on the N9 afaik and differs significantly from that found in PR 1.3 of maemo: http://wiki.maemo.org/Documentation/Maemo_5_Developer_Guide/Archite...

In addition that differs dramatically from the meego 1.2 compliant N900 community edition (which makes phone calls just fine for me): http://wiki.meego.com/ARM/N900/CE_Factsheet

As to whatever pie-in-sky "meego" barely making phone calls you are making reference to, can you please provide a link to some actual information or firsthand knowledge of its status? Are you talking about the status of 1.3? Thanks.

If Nokia wants to call what they ship on the N9 "meego" I guess we will see how that works out. Maybe it would have behooved them to name their OS and API code drops for product launch after candy or desserts to clear up confusion.

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j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06

Making phonecalls just fine on the n900 meego 1.2 on ATT and TMobile GSM networks here in the US.

Your comment reeks of FUD, Thom.

Are you referring to meego 1.3 or something?


From http://wiki.meego.com/ARM/N900/Status

> Rings (very softly, even at max volume) and *sometimes* dialer does open, but does not meet the requirements for a primary device, cannot be heard/felt, in pocket.

> Dialers People page doesn't show contacts (bug #19586)

That qualifies as "barely able to make/receive calls", and yes, I do have it installed on my N900.

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