Linked by nej_simon on Wed 4th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The only MeeGo device to ever be released, the Nokia N9, has been updated to MeeGo/Harmattan 1.3. Among the improvements are improved performance, updated applications, improved NFC support, improved copy/paste, and more. In other news, the team behind MeeGo and Maemo is now leaving Nokia, probably making this the last update for the N9.
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disappointing
by stabbyjones on Wed 4th Jul 2012 22:40 UTC
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

The only reason I didn't get an N9 is that is was already dropped 6 months before release here. I have also never owned a Nokia phone, that's how good i thought it was.

If they'd given the N9 more time who knows what would have happened? For me now it's all about boot2gecko/Firefox OS.

Firefox OS was very slow on my Galaxy S2 but give it another 6 months and I'll try it again on my Galaxy Nexus. If anything can give Android a run for it's money it will the the completely open platform rather than the closed ones.

Edited 2012-07-04 22:42 UTC

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RE: disappointing
by zima on Thu 5th Jul 2012 01:32 in reply to "disappointing"
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2005-07-06

Replicant OS and F-Droid repository (or "appstore" in modern parlance) will probably end up more viable as completely open alternatives?

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RE[2]: disappointing
by stabbyjones on Thu 5th Jul 2012 01:44 in reply to "RE: disappointing"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

Replicant OS and F-Droid repository (or "appstore" in modern parlance) will probably end up more viable as completely open alternatives?


I'd hope so, those are great examples of projects that are more important than people realise. I would love to see Cyanogenmod use Fdroid as their official software market/repository.

Focusing on closed and proprietary software is slowing more open projects down, the easy example is WP7 killing this great device.

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RE: disappointing
by henderson101 on Thu 5th Jul 2012 10:20 in reply to "disappointing"
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2006-05-30

I did look at the N9, but only because I don't really want Android and played with a Lumia and really liked the hardware. WP7 was my alternative (yeah, Microsoft, you screwed up that option, didn't you?) Looks like Android or another iPhone now. Needs to be Jelly bean if Android though.

Anyway, N9 - sorry, it has a shockingly bad reliability. If you Google N9, it doesn't take too long to find numerous horror stories and a total lack of any real support form Nokia. Glad it got a new firmware, but as lovely as the hardware looked and as slick as the OS seems, it's a total dead end. Not being interested in bleeding edge ROMS (hello Android hardware with no 4.0+ support) or stuff that "kind of" works (hello Zaurus/Qtopia, hello N800/N810/Maemo, hello Android/Cyanogen), I'm not going to jump on that band wagon. I want a reliable OS that I just install and then forget about.

What I want is a phone running an OS that the manufacturer will allow me to update regularly and as soon as the OS has been updated (ala iOS and WebOS) with the open ness/sideloading of Android and the kinds of features that you find in all of the major current OS versions (acceptable quality apps, apps form major players, maps, browser, voice recognition, decent storage quota, cloud back-up, app store, music store.) Too much to ask? Android has 75% of that, iOS has 75% of that. If iOS sideloaded or Android had no lock in, I might be happy.

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