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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RE[2]: Dead-end how-so?
by lemur2 on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 00:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Dead-end how-so?"
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All we've had saying otherwise are company blog posts from the QT, Meego and Symbian teams basically saying 'we aren't dead yet' and not much else.

Actually, there have been new releases of Qt and Meego since Nokia's WP7 announcement.

There is also the Calligra Active project, which is due for release in October, which uses QML and hence integrates with Meego. This project will deliver MS Office and OpenDocument (ODF) integration to non-WP7 mobiles (tablets and phones).
There is a video of it running here:
"The file format compatibility with Open Document Format and Microsoft's Office Open XML is some of the best to be found in a mobile form factor."

So, in truth, they really aren't dead yet.

But its mostly about the apps, and games, you can't forget the games because smartphone are primarly entertainment devices these days. But if developers doubt your commitment to the platform, why will they develop for it. Very few people will want a smartphone if it doesn't have the apps they are used to. Are many developers still interested in Meego know that they know Nokia won't be throwing all its muscle behind it. Its a side project at best now.

The development is covered by QML. QML apps will run on Meego and also on Android.





Edited 2011-06-22 00:19 UTC

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