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    Default Meego: Nokia merges Maemo with Intel’s Moblin

    In a significant development in the convergence of communications and computing, Intel Corporation and Nokia are merging their popular Moblin and Maemo software platforms. This will create a unified Linux-based platform that will run on multiple hardware platforms across a wide range of computing devices, including pocketable mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems. Called MeeGo, the open software platform will accelerate industry innovation and time-to-market for a wealth of new Internet-based applications and services and exciting user experiences. MeeGo-based devices from Nokia and other manufacturers are expected to be launched later this year.

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    download the zip files for the press release!
    testing

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    Default Re: Meego: Nokia merges Maemo with Intelís Moblin

    Good news.....

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    Default Re: Meego: Nokia merges Maemo with Intelís Moblin

    Quote Originally Posted by Phat^Trance
    In a significant development in the convergence of communications and computing, Intel Corporation and Nokia are merging their popular Moblin and Maemo software platforms. This will create a unified Linux-based platform that will run on multiple hardware platforms across a wide range of computing devices, including pocketable mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems. Called MeeGo, the open software platform will accelerate industry innovation and time-to-market for a wealth of new Internet-based applications and services and exciting user experiences. MeeGo-based devices from Nokia and other manufacturers are expected to be launched later this year.

    www.Meego.com

    download the zip files for the press release!
    I predicted this not long ago here: http://forum.dailymobile.net/index.p...c,15210.0.html.

    Maemo was a bad idea. I am glad to see Nokia is being smart and going more generic. This is a very good move.

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    Default Re: Meego: Nokia merges Maemo with Intelís Moblin

    This is indeed a good move. It brings expertise, combined know-how and creates more mass for a generic platform.

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    Default Re: Meego: Nokia merges Maemo with Intelís Moblin

    i don't know how smart this is, but the fact is that things are going in turbulence :

    - New Symbian
    - nokia&intel merge platforms
    - other firms creating their OS's (samsung)
    - apple
    - and so on

    f*ck that, give us a break there's no market for all of these ..

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    Default Re: Meego: Nokia merges Maemo with Intelís Moblin

    The way I look at it, Symbian is a zombie. It's just a matter of time until it's not competitive, no matter what they do with it. It's too big, too expensive, and too complicated to manage. It requires specialized knowledge and has its own programming language (Symbian C++).

    Linux is generic enough and has been around long enough that many developers know how to use it. The more generic you can make Maemo/Moblin/whatever, the better chance you have to get all kinds of great apps on your phone that you would never get otherwise. Once you get a vanilla Linux that can still run on your phone, you will have tens of thousands of apps available. There is already a ton of code out there that is tested and works under Linux. If Nokia does this right, we will have access to that and a lot more, all on an established platform that's easy to use and manage.

    Linux has already addressed problems like multiprocessing that normal phone OS never had to face. What's going to happen when they try to fit dual-core support into Symbian? That opens up a whole world of challenges they never had to face on uniprocessor phones in terms of memory management, dispatching, serialization, etc. and it goes right to the core of the OS. It's probably not worth it. The only way any handset manufacturer is going to be able to afford to stay competitive in the future is to leverage Linux, so they can concentrate on handsets, which is their business anyway.

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    Default Re: Meego: Nokia merges Maemo with Intel’s Moblin

    I love to hear this... Soon Maemo and Moblin goes to next level which may produce a powerful platform...

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    Default Re: Meego: Nokia merges Maemo with Intelís Moblin

    Quote Originally Posted by phoneguy
    The way I look at it, Symbian is a zombie. It's just a matter of time until it's not competitive, no matter what they do with it. It's too big, too expensive, and too complicated to manage. It requires specialized knowledge and has its own programming language (Symbian C++).
    and android's java is the usual java ?


 

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