Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Oct 2011 20:38 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Sources tell us that Nokia is developing a Linux-based replacement for its S40 phones, called Meltemi. The news was leaked, accurately, by the Wall Street Journal last week. Now we can confirm it. The thinking is that a Linux-based replacement for S40 will allow developers to tap into proven development tools - and Qt. The April memo referred to Meltemi as a platform for 'rich Featurephones' and stated that development will be centered in Ulm, Germany. There's no U-turn, however. Meltemi had been long-been touted as a richer successor to S40. Windows phones will occupy the budget smartphone segment, not Linux."
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RE[5]: Better than nothing but
by juzzlin on Fri 7th Oct 2011 18:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Better than nothing but"
juzzlin
Member since:
2011-05-06

Maybe something is being lost in translation, but Meego is a failure. It was to be the top tier smartphone platform from Nokia, but they switched to windows because they couldn't bring enough models to market quickly enough. Elop & co might be lying or something, but if he's correct then Meego was a failure and I don't see any reason why any other attempt at creating a different linux phone platform would end differently.


Well, at least I don't understand why (technically) they couldn't make multiple MeeGo-models, but can do it with Windows Phone, which is a totally new thing for them.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, very little of that makes sense to me. Especially because windows phone 7 has some predefined hardware requirements.

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