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[5]: Comment by shmerl
by henderson101 on Thu 5th Jul 2012 10:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

(N9 class hw can be dirt cheap nowadays).


Are you sure? The N9 has 1GB RAM for a start, so it's not entry level by any measure. Maemo was slow on low spec/low memory footprint devices (as seen by all the devices up to the N900.)

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by dsmogor on Thu 5th Jul 2012 10:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

I meant the CPU, it's just an old 1ghz TI with a s*tty GPU, sth. along 1st gen WP devices.
1GB ram could be a more tough matter, but given that Maemo supports swap I believe they could trim it.

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by henderson101 on Thu 5th Jul 2012 11:16 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Swap on flash storage is not a very good idea. Write levelling benefits are lost. Anecdotally, I killed a few cards in my time using a swap when I had a Zaurus sl5500 and was compiling code with gcc on board. Also quite slow unless you are using a really good quality unit, usually one soldered to motherboard rather than removable.

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