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[8]: Qt
by vivainio on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 17:03 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Qt"
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

Oh, so to check the compliance of a shipping device I should check the compliance of an SDK.


There is no need to check the compliance, because it should be obvious by now that Harmattan is not MeeGo compliant - starting with such detail as package manager (harmattan deb, real meego rpm).

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RE[9]: Qt
by ebasconp on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 03:53 in reply to "RE[8]: Qt"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

So, Harmattan is what Maemo 6 should have been but it is labelled as "Meego" ;)

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RE[9]: Qt
by sorpigal on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 14:45 in reply to "RE[8]: Qt"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Out of all this what I'm getting is "Nokia will be putting out another phone running Linux, based on Debian" and that's what the n9 will be. Despite Nokia's evilness in partnering with Microsoft I will definitely by an n9, based on this. Having Debian in my pocket is the best part about the n900 and I was extremely disappionted when I learned that the "merged" maemo/moblin project would be using an inferior package format and base system.

If Nokia keeps putting out .deb-based phones which are reasonably hackable I will keep buying them.

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