Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2012 15:15 UTC, submitted by Jos
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And the burning platform is still, uhm, burning. "Chief Executive Stephen Elop is placing hopes of a turnaround on a new range of smartphones called Lumia, which use largely untried Microsoft software. But Lumia sales have so far been slow, disappointing investors." It's a shame to see a once proud company in such a downward spiral, but alas, it's the way of business. If you get complacent - as Nokia had gotten - you will fail.
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RE[4]: Its a restructuring
by Nelson on Thu 14th Jun 2012 22:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Its a restructuring"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

So two independent companies dump an OS because it was great, right?

Wrong. It had no future, and they saw that. It was going nowhere. Nokia didn't even deem it fit to go on their N9 device.

It was always vaporware. Its time to move on man, its been like a year, who the fuck cares about MeeGo.

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RE[5]: Its a restructuring
by j-kidd on Fri 15th Jun 2012 00:47 in reply to "RE[4]: Its a restructuring"
j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06

Meego is of course a vaporware. Nobody cares about Meego

But N9 uses Maemo, and I assure you many of us do care a lot about Maemo.

If you are interested to know the reason, here's one. First, read http://stackoverflow.com/a/7857052 about how to debug an iOS application on an actual device over wifi. It sucks. On the other hand, Qt Creator does that seamlessly with plain old SSH into N900 / N9. No string attached. No magic involved.

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RE[5]: Its a restructuring
by shmerl on Fri 15th Jun 2012 01:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Its a restructuring"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Great or not great, it depended on Nokia much more than on Intel. Nokia was bribed by MS, and pulled the plug. End of story. As I said before - it's always risky, when such projects are essentially controlled by one entity, who with that can't be trusted not to betray the project.

Edited 2012-06-15 01:35 UTC

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RE[6]: Its a restructuring
by dsmogor on Fri 15th Jun 2012 05:52 in reply to "RE[5]: Its a restructuring"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Can you be bribed to commit sucuside?

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