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 henderson101 on Thu 5th Jul 2012 11:21 UTC 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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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by cdude on Thu 5th Jul 2012 14:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

on the developer lever, it was already a crapshoot.


Not the experiences I made. What developers are you referring too?

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Thu 5th Jul 2012 19:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

The ecosystem is essentially nonexistent and Nokia never had the money to bootstrap it. Going with Windows Phone was its best option.

Also, most of the N9/MeeGo defenders have never used it. They don't know how it quickly turned into a slow piece of shit after a while. It had promise, sure, but Nokia didn't have time.

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by henderson101 on Fri 6th Jul 2012 13:06 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

The majority of the developers that were working on projects for the Maemo platform. Be they employed by Nokia or independent. Every successive release of Maemo stalled the ecosystem, because Nokia broke the ABI. Even the Diabolo release broke the ABI enough that the prior apps were very hit or miss.

Qt revitalised the market slightly, but Nokia just tended to leave developers who had invested time and effort in to the current platform with a whole new layer of woe at each OS release.

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