Posts tagged with: Maemo
  • by | February 14, 2013 12:29 PM

    You wouldn't know it based on our recent coverage, but BlackBerry 10 isn't the only new platform making waves in mobile these days. In the shadow of the world's huge tech players, companies with a fraction of the age and mindshare toil away at mobile operating systems unsponsored by the Apples and Googles of the world. Some, like the fledgling Open webOS, are remnants of once-grander initiatives. Others, like Mozilla's Firefox OS, have their eyes set firmly on the world's developing markets. Still others, like the Mobile Ubuntu build we checked out at CES, feature awesome software, but ...

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  • by | October 24, 2011 5:57 AM

    If you're a Nokia enthusiast you probably check on the Nokia Conversations website pretty often and as such, you might have noticed the portal being down for the past couple of days in preparation for a redesign. Check on it now and you'll see a completely redesigned website which has Metro written all over it. Aside from the unique, minimalistic features of the Metro-style, the Conversations redesign comes just two days before the Nokia World event where the Finnish manufacturer is expected to launch its first ever Windows Phones. Source: Nokia Conversations Via: My Nokia Blog

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  • by | June 29, 2011 9:13 AM

    The Nokia N9, referred to as the first "pure touch" smartphone running MeeGo, was launched last week and, besides its sexy looks and specs it sports an eight-megapixel auto focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics. The Nokia N8 with its 12-megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics might be dethroned by the N9 as, believe it or not, the MeeGo smartphone just simply takes stunning pictures. If you ever dreamed about dSLR-like quality on your smartphone check out the images below (and lots more over at the source link). Remember, these pictures were taken with pre-release N9 hardware and software. ...

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  • by | March 22, 2011 2:24 PM

    Getting faster with each beta release, Firefox 4 has now entered Release Candidate (RC) stage. The release candidate brings faster scrolling, better responsiveness with Firefox Sync and improves the overall user experience. The RC brings much needed support for text-reflow, which wraps text to fit the screen when zooming in, allowing you to read a page without having to continually scroll left and right. Also new is the shrinking of several UI elements, such as the form input suggestions and the find-in-page bar, which allow you to see more of the web page while using the on-screen ...

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  • by | March 17, 2011 6:27 PM

    When Nokia and Microsoft signed up to be best-WP7-buddies, Nokia's path to future smartphones seemed pretty clear. We recently took a look at the company's plans for the next couple years, consisting of a gradual redirection of smartphone resources from Symbian^3-powered models to WP7 devices. There's still a wildcard in the mix, though, as we haven't been sure what to expect of Nokia's MeeGo/Maemo development. The company excluded MeeGo from the future plans it revealed, making us think that continued work on the OS would find itself relegated to the back burner. A posting for an upcoming ...

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  • by | February 1, 2011 8:09 PM

    Moving on from December's Beta 3, Mozilla has updated its work on Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo phones to Beta 4, bringing new features, bug fixes, and some supposedly impressive speed boosts. The speed improvements are probably going to be the most noticeable to users upgrading from Beta 3, with what Mozilla claims is a 15% boost in JavaScript performance. Considering the ubiquity of JavaScript, you should find many sites becoming more responsive. You can also look forward to a smaller memory footprint and reduced CPU utilization, keeping system resources free. As far as ...

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  • by | December 22, 2010 7:39 PM

    Mozilla has a new beta of Firefox Mobile for you to try out, available now on the Android Market and as a download for Maemo smartphones. Several of the changes in this beta deal with text entry. Mozilla says that the less you need to type in order to use its browser, the better. To that end, the URL bar now supports copy-and-pasting. For when you do have to enter text, Mozilla's patched some keyboard bugs, and there's better international text support thanks to compatibility with Arabic and Persian scripts. The process by which you can sync a copy of Firefox Mobile with the full browser ...

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  • by | November 17, 2010 9:29 PM

    Just as Microsoft has set its requirements for Windows Phone 7 hardware, in order to ensure minimum performance and quality standards, the cabal behind the open-source MeeGo operating system has revealed some of the specs that are going to be required of devices running future versions of the software. Intel, Nokia, and now AMD are behind MeeGo development, which just made it to version 1.1. The system is based on a Linux core, like Android, and can adopt a variety of user interfaces to make it useful in devices like car navigation systems in addition to smartphones. During the 2010 MeeGo ...

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  • by | October 28, 2010 6:22 PM

    The MeeGo operating system has just been updated to version 1.1. The interesting part of the update is a feature (available for the Nokia N900) called U-Boot. U-Boot enables support for dual booting between MeeGo and Maemo. It has not taken very long for this to be tested. A video has been released showing the Nokia N900 dual booting between the two operating systems. It is still a complex process that requires some kernel editing and a microSD card. Once further work has been done, it should be straightforward. Install a few packages, write the MeeGo file system images to a microSD card ...

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  • by | October 26, 2010 4:29 PM

    A Nokia N900 has been hacked to run games written specifically for the webOS platform. A video posted on YouTube shows The Sims3 running perfectly on the device. It is not that much of a surprise when you consider the Nokia N900 shares quite a few hardware similarities with the Palm Pre. They both have an OMAP3430 processor, PowerVR SGX GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and both operating systems are based on Linux. Native webOS applications are written with SDL 1.2 which the N900 also supports. Members of a Maemo forum also report success with Need for Speed Undercover and Let's Golf. There ...

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  • by | September 10, 2010 8:59 AM

    In an unsurprising yet major shake-up for the mobile industry, Nokia has announced that it will replace current CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo with former Microsoft executive Stephan Elop. The ex-president of Redmond's business software group -- putting him in charge of the Office lineup -- Canadian-born Elop will begin his new position on September 21st, just days after his predecessor gives a final keynote speech at the annual Nokia World event in London. Elop, a high-level executive at Juniper Systems and Adobe before joining Microsoft in 2008, enters a company that has been struggling to ...

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  • by | July 18, 2010 9:59 AM

    Ideally, a beautiful phone will work beautifully as well, but since we don't live in a perfect world, are you a substance kind of geek who prefer function over form or a design geek where form triumphs over function? This question seems to be answered differently by Apple, RIM, and Nokia in response to Apple's iPhone 4's reception woes. Steve Jobs addressed the iPhone 4's reception problems in yesterday's press conference, mocking the term "Antennagate" in his remarks. Jobs says that Apple isn't perfect and phones aren't perfect, but the company is committed to pleasing its customers. It ...

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  • by | June 21, 2010 1:22 PM

    While the demo shown is for Intel's and Nokia's MeeGo operating system collaboration, the features on MeeGo's tablet edition would look great on a wide screen phone with extra width for real estate. While some features, like an app drawer, are similar to Android's operating system, other features such as task switcher and task management are more similar to Nokia's Maemo 5 operating system as well as the new Symbian^3. Intel and Nokia have promised that MeeGo will also be headed for the smartphone market and the companies' works for the mobile OS on the tablet may give indication of what ...

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  • by | May 14, 2010 12:18 PM

    In a twist, while the Android Archos 5 was hacked to show it running Maemo, there is news that the Maemo Nokia N900 has also been hacked to run Android 2.1 this time around. Adventurous users--which should be most, if not all, of the N900's open, Linux-based community--can head over to NITDroid to get the instructions on getting Maemo to work. So far, the touchscreen and keyboard are fully functional in Android mode. (via: Engadget)

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  • by | May 14, 2010 10:11 AM

    The Archos 5--which is a portable personal media device that runs Google's Android operating system--was shown running Maemo 5, the operating system of choice for the Nokia N900. Performance is said to be stable and fast, but WiFi may be the only component that's missing. (via: SlashGear)

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