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[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 5th Jul 2012 01:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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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"
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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[4]: Comment by shmerl
by jgfenix on Thu 5th Jul 2012 07:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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Nokia was going to use Qt in both Meego and Symbian so they were going to create an unified ecosystem ranging from the high-end to the low-end. This would help them to cut development costs dramatically and to attract new developers and convert symbian ones to Meego. It makes more sense than WP+Symbian.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by dsmogor on Thu 5th Jul 2012 10:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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MS might be bold in pcs but their efforts were at best meager on the mobile devices front.
Their desktop monopoly didn't help, neither did their PDA near monopoly.
Nokia had already bate them in 10 years ago blocking WM world domination with Symbian alliance. Now Google has replaced them in this role.

Edited 2012-07-05 10:22 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by dsmogor on Thu 5th Jul 2012 10:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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I can't pose as an objective observer but in my book Maemo 6 truped all those efforts:
1. WebOs - poor hardware, no existing software library , no ecosystem elements (like maps, music), no real IDE, lack of experience in mobile marketing, lack of international sales.
2. Bada - poor user experience, not really scalable, poor SDK
3. BB10 - 1.5 year later.

Nokia had most elements to get it going + carrier relationships + sales + brand + beautiful UI and Hardware + beefy China Mobile partnership that itself would keep it afloat. The OS is scalable both ways (N9 class hw can be dirt cheap nowadays).
I believe it was definitely a the most real danger to MS plans on mobile esp. that now it's evident that WP7 was just an empty shell compared to real oses like IOS, Android and Maemo.

Edited 2012-07-05 10:33 UTC

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