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Nokia puts Symbian out to pasture ... why not release it into the wild?

Symbian is now in 'maintenance mode', and Belle FP2 was its last ever update, Nokia Developer support is telling devs. This is hardly a surprise, but official confirmation of any kind has been elusive. As we exclusively revealed back in February, Nokia cancelled the entire roadmap of Symbian phones, leaving just one device: …
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Oct 2012

Ex-Nokia staffers team up to revive MeeGo

A number of former Nokia employees have banded together to maintain the MeeGo smartphone OS and even release new hardware running the software. Formally launched this weekend - though its LinkedIn page says it has been around since 2011 - Jolla "will design, develop and sell new MeeGo based smartphones", the company pledged. …
Tony Smith, 9 Jul 2012
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Zombie mobile Linuxes mate

The two leading mobile Linux flops are merging, according to a reputable source: LiMo and MeeGo are throwing their lot in together to produce one unified mobile Linux flop – or perhaps there is an afterlife, after all. FT Deutschland reckons the mating dance of the two zombies will be announced tomorrow. The FT positions it as …
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Sep 2011
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MeeGo and Mango promise mobile web delights

Earlier this year, Nokia derailed the MeeGo operating system project it shared with Intel by making Windows Phone 7 the heart of its strategy. This week, developer briefings have been held for both platforms, outlining their latest upgrades (MeeGo 1.2 and WP7 Mango) plus next generation plans. Both are laying claim to be the …
Wireless Watch, 29 May 2011
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Nokia touted Meego to rivals, but nobody wanted to know

Nokia touted its former "platform of the future" Meego to industry rivals, but was rebuffed, chief executive Stephen Elop said. "We discussed Meego with HTC, RIM, Samsung, LG, and Motorola. One manufacturer was fairly interested in Meego and the others have their own plans, and they were not particularly interested in Meego. …
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Mozilla lands fresh Firefox 4 beta on Android, Maemo

Mozilla has released a new Firefox 4 beta for Android and Maemo, hot on the heels of its latest desktop beta. The new mobile beta adds copy and paste tools to the browser's URL bar. It lets you save websites as PDFs for offline viewing. And it fixes some keyboard issues that plagued the previous beta. Mozilla says it has also …
Cade Metz, 22 Dec 2010
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Nokia N900 to gain MeeGo dual-boot facility

MeeGo developers are working to allow their open source operating system to be installed on the Nokia N900 alongside Meamo, the gadget's native - for now - OS. The N900 is currently available with Nokia's Maemo 5. Installing MeeGo 1.0 - the OS that combines Maemo with Intel's alternative Linux-based mobile OS, Moblin - …
Tony Smith, 14 Oct 2010
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Mozilla answers WebKit with first mobile Firefox 4 beta

Mozilla has released its first mobile Firefox 4 beta, offering test versions of the open source browser for both Google Android and Nokia Maemo. Codenamed Fennec 2.0, the mobile beta is based on the same Gecko layout engine as the desktop Firefox 4 beta, and it uses the latest Firefox Javascript engine – including the new …
Cade Metz, 8 Oct 2010
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Nokia updates N900 firmware

Nokia has released new system software for its Maemo-based N900 smartphone and it's a mandatory update if you want your N900 to remain compatible with the Ovi Store. The new release, PR 1.2 - aka version 10.2010.19-1 - includes a number of tweaks and improvements, including Skype and Google Talk video chat, Facebook instant …
Tony Smith, 27 May 2010
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Nokia patches N900 firmware

Nokia has updated the Maemo-based - or should that be MeeGo-based - Nokia N900 smartphone/mobile computer* with fresh firmware. It's the third N900 firmware update to be posted since the gadget's November 2009 release. It's version 3.2010.02-8 and it weighs in at a mere 16.2MB. Nokia N900 firmware update According to Nokia …
Tony Smith, 16 Feb 2010

Nokia, Intel merge mobile Linux offerings

MWC Intel has tightened its alliance with Nokia by merging its Moblin mobile Linux platform into the Finnish phone giant's built-on-Linux Maemo OS. The combined platform will be called MeeGo - which will undoubtedly be satirised as 'MeeToo', given its clear intention to fight the rise of Android and iPhone. The two companies said …
Tony Smith, 15 Feb 2010

Nokia: go straight to Symbian 3, skip Symbian 2

Nokia will ignore Symbian 2 in favour of Symbian 3, a Nokia executive has said, before rolling out Symbian 4 less than six months later. Why not simply skip straight to Symbian 4 and have done with it, we wonder? Because Symbian 3 and Symbian 2, for all their integer version numbers, essentially add features to the …
Tony Smith, 2 Feb 2010

Nokia opens Ovi Store for N900s

Nokia N900 users who have updated their OS can now access the mobile Ovi Store from their smartphones. The opening of the store was announced Tuesday by the Finnish phonemaker, which recommends that you check out the live video broadcast app Qik and lyrics-searcher TuneWiki. To access the store, you'll need to perform the over …
Rik Myslewski, 12 Jan 2010
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Nokia to halve its smartphone portfolio in 2010

Handset competition used to be all about releasing hundreds of models, many just slight variations on one another. Now, at the high end at least, it is all about cutting R&D and production costs by focusing on a smaller number of (hopefully) high impact smartphones. If Apple can get a 3% global share with, effectively, just …

Nokia mole says one more Maemo smartphone next year

Nokia will roll out one more Linux-based smartphone in 2010, a company mole has claimed, suggesting it's more keen on Symbian than recent executive statements have implied. Nokia's first Linux-based smartphone, the N900, has just begun shipping to folk who ordered it ahead of release. It runs Maemo, a Linux derivative Nokia …
Tony Smith, 30 Nov 2009

Nokia limits N900 shipments to pre-order customers

Nokia fans hoping to pick up one of its N900 Linux-based smartphone-cum-tablets on the high street may finally be able to do so on 4 December. An unnamed Nokia spokesperson yesterday told website NokNok that the sheer volume of advance orders the Finnish phone giant has taken for the N900 means even though the first of these …
James Sherwood, 26 Nov 2009
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Nokia N-series smartphones to lose Symbian by 2012

Reports that Nokia smartphones could one day all use the Linux-based Maemo OS instead of Symbian just won’t die - especially now that Maemo representatives have allegedly confirmed that N-series Nokias will soon lose Symbian. At an event in London last night, unnamed members of the “Maemo marketing team” allegedly told blog …
James Sherwood, 18 Nov 2009
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Nokia (officially) ports Qt to Maemo 5

Nokia has created an official port for the Qt graphical toolkit to Maemo 5, hoping to entice more developers into making apps for its upcoming N900 tablet-that-is-actually-a-smartphone. N900 will run on the Maemo 5 OS, which uses the GTK+ framework for app development. But Nokia plans the Maemo's next incarnation to use Qt, …
Austin Modine, 9 Oct 2009

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