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 henderson101 on Thu 5th Jul 2012 10:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
henderson101
Member since:
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"
dsmogor Member since:
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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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by henderson101 on Thu 5th Jul 2012 11:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

just before the original N9 release date (2011 Q1) their SW strategy looked solid as never before.


No. That's what they tried to tell people publicly. In reality, on the developer lever, it was already a crapshoot. When developers are unhappy and leave or are canned, knowledge walks out of the door. Very hard to recover from that.

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