Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember back when Nokia jumped to Windows Phone 7, abandoning all other platforms and future directions? Remember Elop's infamous 'burning platform' memo was coveniently 'leaked' to the web? Remember how Elop claimed Windows Phone 7 was the only way forward, since nothing else inside the company would be ready for prime time soon enough? Remember how I thought this was a very good and sane decision? Well, the first reviews of what will be the only MeeGo handset from Nokia (the N9) are in, and well... To whoever decided to go WP7 and ditch MeeGo: I don't like you. To myself: I'm an idiot for arguing this was a good idea.
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bassbeast
Member since:
2007-11-11

But if an OS falls in the forest and nobody uses it, does it make a sound? it is the APPS that are driving phones today and meego was DOA when it came to apps. Even my just turned 71 year old dad is looking at an HTC Droid because "That is where all the programs are at".

Now like it or not a percentage, higher than meego would EVER get WILL port their apps to WinPhone simply because of the relationship MSFT has with corporate America. in a way MSFT reminds me a lot of old big blue, not really going up but not going down either, and both are business heavy and consumer light.

so I'm sorry but Meego could have been the greatest thing since chili dogs and it would have went exactly nowhere. hell the only way MSFT is gonna gain any real share with apple owning the high and Google the low is to basically buy their way in like they did with Xbox and Nokia? don't have that kind of cash.

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Possibly. But then the N9 might get some additional developer support from using Qt and an open OS. There are zillions of Qt developers out there, and plenty of them will get the N9 simply because of Qt. Then they can develop for that and easily port their work to the world's biggest mobile platform, Symbian.

Then again, apps are overrated. "There's an app for that!" is just advertising speech for "the phone can't do that by default".

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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

meego was DOA when it came to apps.
It wasn't. Nokia made it.
I'm sorry but Meego could have been the greatest thing since chili dogs and it would have went exactly nowhere.
Android did. But maybe Google was in a better position than Nokia to bull it of in the mobile phone space?

iOS did to but then it was created by Apple which put some more finish on the smartphone and made it sell to the masses.

Edited 2011-10-23 11:56 UTC

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bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

WP7 is also pretty much dead in the water when it comes to apps...

On the other hand, Meego is Linux based and thus would not be terribly hard to port the Android runtime to.. You could run Android apps unmodified, or significantly ease the burden of porting them.

Meego also used qt, and so provided a relatively easy porting route for Symbian apps

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

WP7 is also pretty much dead in the water when it comes to apps... On the other hand, Meego is Linux based and thus would not be terribly hard to port the Android runtime to.. You could run Android apps unmodified, or significantly ease the burden of porting them.


Already done.

http://www.osnews.com/story/24388/Alien_Dalvik_Brings_Android_Apps_...

Old news.

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