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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RE: Comment by shmerl
by zima on Thu 5th Jul 2012 01:37 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
zima
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2005-07-06

You think Maemo / Meego effort was keeping them alive, or had high likelihood of doing so? (enough for MS to care about it?)

Edited 2012-07-05 01:37 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 5th Jul 2012 01:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

It had good potential. If something could give them future - it was Meego. Of course no one could guarantee it, but Nokia killed their own future, with help of MS money ending up in right pockets of course.

Edited 2012-07-05 02:00 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by zima on Thu 5th Jul 2012 02:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

So many ~internal OS projects dying or hardly getting off the ground (old & new BB, Symbian - in few variants: MOAP, UIQ, S60, S80, S90 - & Maemo, PalmOS and WebOS, even Bada), some also with "good potential"

...there really doesn't seem to be much place left for such efforts of not-software companies, not with the shared Android all the rage, and also iOS (well, this one's fairly internal, but Apple is a world of their own and with their rules). There is possibly even barely a place for Windows Phone - but, if there's any chance of a major player outside of iOS and Android, that's most likely MS.

Or is that part of the conspiracy? (other than that, yes, there's lots of MS money going to Nokia accounts)

Now, sure, Meego seems very nice (even with cute bonus) - but why would it give them future, why such another dilution of efforts and funds had good potential to succeed as a product in such market landscape?

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by henderson101 on Thu 5th Jul 2012 10:31 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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2006-05-30

You think Maemo / Meego effort was keeping them alive, or had high likelihood of doing so? (enough for MS to care about it?)


They were busy killing themselves back in 2007. They has an RFID based tracking technology that we were going to use, including buying loads (potentially hundreds) of handsets and a license fee payable to them yearly. We went on a course to learn the API and everything. They killed it 2 month later with no real explanation. Not even the developers at Nokia who we'd been talking to on a semi regular basis seemed to know why or have had much fore warning. Nokia is a company with no idea how to treat customers well, be they corporate of end users.

Don't even start me on Maemo and the N8x0 platform.

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by dsmogor on Thu 5th Jul 2012 10:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
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2005-09-01

Don't you thing Rich Green had this all sorted out by the Feb 11? They had their mess and internal infighting (2 qt toolkits anyone) but just before the original N9 release date (2011 Q1) their SW strategy looked solid as never before.

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