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[4]: Comment by shmerl
by jgfenix on Thu 5th Jul 2012 07:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
jgfenix
Member since:
2006-05-25

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[5]: Comment by shmerl
by zima on Thu 5th Jul 2012 12:32 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

But less sense than Android + iOS...

Overall - yes, wishes again ...but you don't address why it should work out in the market landscape, and you even ignore what actually happened - Qt (which I mentioned, really...) _was_ available for some time already on Symbian, the most widespread smartphone platform on the planet at the time, and with a "clear" (then) commitment of expanding the reach of apps to Meego. Yet, somehow, it didn't bring the flurry of dev activity.

Meanwhile, that doesn't seem to be much of an issue "even" for WP - what, 100k+ apps already?

(Symbian is not "low-end" BTW - indeed, perhaps its main problem, dilution of efforts it brings, is how there would be hardly any place left between "top" S40 handsets and entry-level WP ones)

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by cdude on Thu 5th Jul 2012 14:05 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

But less sense than Android + iOS...


Qt supports both of them well. I think that's the point the dude above made. Nokia could easily offer more platforms while keeping there ecosystem working across all of them. That way they could change strategy even more often (lol) without killing of there whole ecosystems everytime.

Edited 2012-07-05 14:07 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Thu 5th Jul 2012 19:51 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Sounds absolutely great on paper. Was never going to happen.

Qt is probably one of Nokia's largest wastes of cash.

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