Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 21:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's a long read - but totally and utterly worth it. After interviewing ten former and current Nokia employees, and combining their insider information with publicly available information, Sampsa Kurri has written a long and detailed article about the history of Maemo and MeeGo within Nokia, and everything that went wrong - which is a lot. It's sad tale, one that reads almost like a manual on how to not run a large company. Still, between the bad decisions and frustrations, there's a red thread of hope that leads to Jolla.
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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 14th Oct 2012 06:50 UTC in reply to "..."
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Well, yes and no. The article does talk about an particularly new / unused part of qt that led to some delays in creating widgets. Although, I'm not sure they were really necessary. Nokia seems like its a company that was trying to release a great product with version 1.0. That's admirable, but sometimes just shipping a good product with version 1.0 is better. Release early and often to get feedback from devs/users. The UI and design can be less than perfect and be improved in later versions. Look at how much Android and even IOS have improved. If you ask me the big sin of Nokia was not releasing Maemeo 6 before starting Meego. I hope Samsung isn't really counting on their intel collaboration from being any more fruitful, it really seems as if they only added red tape and chaos to the mix.

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