Jolla, a company formed by ex-Nokia employees working on MeeGo project have said that they will launch MeeGo operating system based smartphones by end of this year.
on 07/09/2012 – Made popular on 07/09/2012
MeeGo, the ill-fated Nokia mobile operating system project that had the plug pulled on it earlier this year, is being revived. JollaMobile, a company consisting of former Nokia executives and techies, has announced that it will release a new MeeGo smartphone later this year. That goal is reachable, said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.
Nokia announced this Thursday that from now on the N-series smartphones will have Meego instead of Symbian. The upcoming N8 handset will be the last in this series running Symbian. This doesn't mean Symbian will be kicked off the main stream, it will still be used in low spec/cheaper Nokia phones, which have a huge demand in developing countries.
Nokia will use the Linux MeeGo operating system in its flagship N-series platform in a bid to remain competitive against the iPhone and Android smartphones. However, the company will continue to use its Symbian operating system for its lower-end smartphones.
Nokia will shift its high-end N series smartphones from Symbian to the Linux-based MeeGo operating system, according to Reuters. The recently announced Nokia N8 smartphone is said to be the last N-series phone to run the newly open source Symbian operating system, version 3 of which is now & functionally complete,& according to Nokia....
MeeGo, the operating system that Intel and Nokia collaborated to build, has mostly been associated with smartphones. But, in the past few weeks, the Indian market has seen it make an appearance on two netbook models - the Asus eeePC X101 and the Samsung N100. But does Meego succeed where Android failed?
The MeeGo community, formed by Intel and Nokia, on Thursday released the MeeGo distribution infrastructure and operating system base to developers. Images released are Intel Atom-based netbooks; ARM-based Nokia N900; and Intel Atom-based handsets running on the Moorestown chip.
Nokia announced its long-awaited MeeGo Linux-based follow-up to the N900 phone -- but when this ships later this year it may well be the company's first and last MeeGo device. The Nokia N9 features an OMAP3630 processor, up to 64GB storage, a 3.9-inch AMOLED display, an eight-megapixel Carl Zeiss camera, NFC, and a & Harmattan& UI with swipe-gesture support, says the company....
Finnish mobile startup Jolla, which is building a new OS based on the MeeGo platform with a strong focus on China, has named a new CEO as it moves towards its first product launch ahead of the unveiling of its Sailfish OS next month.