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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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 07:25 UTC
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

Well, there is still hope. Meego developers launched the Mer core project, and plan to produce free open source Nemo distribution (formerly Meego Community Edition, aka Meego CE) based on it. N9/N950 will be one of the first devices it'll be intended for.

See:
http://merproject.org/
http://lists.meego.com/pipermail/meego-handset/2011-October/000835....

Edited 2011-10-23 07:28 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by dsmogor on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 18:02 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

I just hope that the work the alternative rom community puts into reverse engineering current top of the notch android phones will allow to put alternative linux based oses like this one on them in the future. Add alien dalvik to that and I'm finally settled.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 19:39 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Of of the big stumbling blocks with most mobile devices is the total lack of accelerated GPU drivers for X11 or Wayland (and Android is implicitly to be blamed for this). It starts to improve a bit with Nvidia producing hardfp X11 driver for Tegra2, but the situation is very far from perfect. Better chances probably will be with devices which already ship with such drivers. May be future Samsung Tizen devices fall in this category too.

Edited 2011-10-23 19:40 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 19:43 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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