By Chuong Nguyen | March 5, 2010 10:15 AM
Although Nokia has stated that the Maemo 5 Nokia N900 would not be upgradeable to Maemo 6–a radical departure from the released Maemo 5 OS–the N900′s upgrade path to the MeeGo OS has been unofficially announced. According to Nokia’s and Intel’s MeeGo blog:
And now to the business: The most important question is of course about the code. We hope to move on here very quickly now. Nokia and Intel have set the target to open the MeeGo repository by the end of this month. I guess this is something that finally will signify the real “Day One” of MeeGo project, a genuine merger of moblin and maemo. What is scheduled to be available then is the first and very raw baseline to a source and binary repository to build MeeGo trunk on Intel ATOM boards and Nokia N900.
According to Engadget, given the “hacker” demographics of the Nokia N900, “a code repository that supports the phone is just about as good as an official gold build anyhow.”
At Mobile World Congress, Nokia and Intel joined forces to announce that the two firms will merge their respective Maemo and Moblin operating systems into one open-source ecosystem called MeeGo, a move that would create an open Linux OS to rival the Google Android powerhouse.