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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Comment by ichi
by ichi on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:58 UTC
ichi
Member since:
2007-03-06

And so they have become a pure hardware OEM dependant on MS software.

Something that strikes me as odd is that people usually points market saturation as a reason for Nokia to not go with Android... which seems reasonable, but then companies like HTC were thriving in that market years ago when the OS was about as young as WP is now.

The difference is Nokia is not thriving at all in these early WP days, and I don't think their headstart guarantees that someone else like Samsung won't storm into the WP8 market later on, suffocating every other company and driving Nokia into the ground.

And that's assuming that WP8 will eventually take off, which isn't a given either.

Edited 2012-07-05 00:00 UTC

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RE: Comment by ichi
by zima on Thu 5th Jul 2012 01:35 in reply to "Comment by ichi"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

And so they have become a pure hardware OEM dependant on MS software.

That's not strictly correct, there are still internal S40 (even made more ~modern recently, with touch variant) and S30...

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RE[2]: Comment by ichi
by B. Janssen on Thu 5th Jul 2012 08:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by ichi"
B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

"And so they have become a pure hardware OEM dependant on MS software.

That's not strictly correct, there are still internal S40 (even made more ~modern recently, with touch variant) and S30...
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Exactly. Symbian Belle may not compete with Android 4.x or iOS5 in the glamour department but in phone functionality it holds itself against Android 2.x and other low end devices. Nokia has shown a roadmap for Symbian extending as far as 2014 (Carla, Donna) and the official position is that Symbian will be supported at least up to 2016.

Symbian may not be hip (was it ever?) but it is a solid and reliable workhorse. I can see Nokia surviving on Symbian in the low-end market and attempt new shots from there, much like Samsung did.

EDIT: formatting.

Edited 2012-07-05 08:22 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by ichi
by cdude on Thu 5th Jul 2012 10:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by ichi"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

there are still internal S40


For the moment. Kill one platform at a time :-)

When killing Meltimi yesterday he also announced the plan to go with Lumia 60x future down the dumbphone segment. Guess what that means for the inhouse against WP competing S40 tomorrow?

Elop made clear that WinPhone is there only strategy. Just some weeks ago it was "There is no plan B". Either WinPhone or no phone. That includes also S40.

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