MeeGo community member Vgrade. who is involved with the Mer Core project, describes his experiences with adapting Plasma Active for ARM architecture and running in on top of Mer. Even though Plasma Active One is targeted for tablets, it runs as a usable UX on a Nokia N950 handset. Mer itself is an open, inclusive, meritocratically governed and openly developed Linux core, providing a mobile-optimised base distribution for use by device manufacturers. The Plasma Active team plans to focus on a handset UI in Plasma Active Three, which is scheduled for summer 2012.
Nokia N950 Running Plasma Active on Mer
2011-11-08 KDE 6 Comments
While there are some proof-of-concept bits for handset UX, there aren’t any firm plans yet for when a handset optimized UX will emerge with similar maturity to the tablet UX. We certainly haven’t committed (to ourselves or externally) to delivering one for Plasma Active Three.
That said, we are very open to people wanting to work on taking the existing UX, or creating news ones on top of the Plasma Active frameworks, and folding their efforts together with what we are working on.
We are also looking into set top box possibilities.
Other than that little bit of over-enthusiastic information in the story, we’re all very please to see as Plasma Active ends up appearing on one device after another. Several Tegra 2 based tablets were brought up successfully in the past weeks, there is a Beagle Board image and now this .. rocking