Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC, submitted by Mbg
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Sorry for the delay in writing a story about this, but here we finally are: Nokia's MeeGo (or Maemo or whatever it's called this hour) is getting its successor. Yes, MeeGo, the short-lived but beloved platform running on the unicorn phone, the Nokia N9, will continue onwards in a slightly different form. Its new home? Jolla - a company formed by former Nokia chief operating officer Marc Dillon, who was the principal engineer for MeeGo/Maemo at Nokia since 2006.
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Meego pooling?
by dsmogor on Tue 10th Jul 2012 12:56 UTC
dsmogor
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2005-09-01

One way I see it is that the company is a nice way to pool Maemo 6 devs. Nokia managed to build a really dedicated team. Given a proposal to continue in the project instead of looking for a job overseas I think many devs didn't have to wonder for long.
I see it as a semi official spin-off. The role for the company is to keeps the team together in semi self-sustainable manner. When the Nokia BOD finally comes to its senses after Elop fiasco, they will be a nice target to acquire. Of course if Nokia will exist by then, and if Samsung won't get them faster.

Of course if the split went out in more hostile manner, Nokia can easily crush them with their IP.

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