Nokia N900 to get MeeGo

MeeGo may have been shelved for the time being, but Nokia still intends to bring the lesser-spotted platform to the N900 smartphone, reports Mobile-Review. The plan is to make the N900 “really usable as your daily development device”.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 8, 2011 at 17:38

just the reason why I'm still keeping the N900 around :D:D

Johnmcl7  Mar. 8, 2011 at 19:55

I think this is simply a poor translation, I suspect what they're actually saying is they're going to try and polish up the N900 release rather than the N900 'getting Meego' because the handset already has Meego, it's one of only two handsets that can currently run the OS.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 8, 2011 at 20:25

True, JohnMc,
They really just confirm a Meego 1.2 update and say that phone and web functionality will be intact. Still, good to know they still work on improvements ;)

Johnmcl7  Mar. 9, 2011 at 01:51

I'll be surprised if it's worthwhile, a complex OS like Meego needs decent support to be worthwhile and the recent build Intel were showing at MWC looked poor, if anything worse than the version shown the year before and the new wiki for this release doesn't really inspire much confidence. By contrast after a few updates I find Maemo to be pretty solid, no crashes/reboots, reasonable batterylife and good call quality/reception which is more than can be said for plenty other phones out there.

I think the author should either pull this article down or re-write it properly once they have some idea of N900/Maemo/Meego as it's pretty misleading in its current state. Given the initial announcement was made last week there's been plenty of time to check it out first.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 9, 2011 at 13:57

You're right about Maemo and the performance of the N900, especially reception: at work there are parts of the building where, the Bold 9780 aside, no other phone on no network gets 3G nor our wifi network, but the N900 sticks to both like the proverbial fly to...flypaper.
I have to disagree somewhat about Meego, though - I find it more interesting to use than many of the over-hyped ports of Android and Ubuntu to the HTC HD2. Certainly, it's doubtful Meego 1.2 will have mass appeal or be of real use for everyday consumption, but that is not what is actually claimed in the original article.
Nokia should have done a bit more for Maemo - it could have given them a headstart in having a 'proper' desktop-pish OS on a phone. Instead they accepted the invitation to play catch-up...
Though, if I had to buy a phone today, I'd pick almost any E-series Symbian device over ANY of the current Android breed. There's something childish...boy-racer-ish about Android. I cannot quite put my 'finger' on it, but it's like Disney had commisioned some talented but unscrupulous coders to make an OS for a GI-joe phone :p

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