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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RE: Lots of wishful thinking here
by shmerl on Thu 12th Jul 2012 04:01 UTC in reply to "Lots of wishful thinking here"
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

With this logic nothing new can ever be produced. It's the mood of total stagnation. Jolla are right to innovate. They have expertise, they have previous accumulated effort (in Mer/Qt and open source community). Those who don't want can stay behind.

Handset companies won't care about it either.

Who said? Jolla already found partners amongst ODMs.

Edited 2012-07-12 04:04 UTC

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

ODMs dont have much to lose, they get paid either way.

Heads they win, tails Jolla writes off unsold inventory.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

With this logic nothing new can ever be produced. It's the mood of total stagnation. Jolla are right to innovate. They have expertise, they have previous accumulated effort (in Mer/Qt and open source community)

You know, come to think of it... what we can be certain of, is they have a lot of experience at missing targets.

And generally, from history, it shouldn't surprise us if, once some players are properly established, then later efforts won't fare so well (like it was with desktop OS)

Still, I'm looking forward to you having the same "let's try new stuff!" anti-stagnation approach WRT Metro.

Edited 2012-07-17 00:05 UTC

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