Posts tagged with: MeeGo
  • 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 | February 13, 2013 3:22 PM

    Rarely has the "lull" between trade shows given us so much to talk about. We kicked off the week with an exciting announcement welcoming two new members to the Pocketnow team, and since then we've barely been able to keep news, editorials, and videos on the front page long enough to read them. This feed is on fire. From ever-strengthening rumors about the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, to interviews with newcomers like Jolla, to new looks at old friends with BlackBerry 10, to modding and jailbreaking today's top smartphones, we've gotten a lot done since the last episode of the Weekly, ...

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  • by | November 21, 2012 2:48 PM

    Ever wish you had more choices when it came to smartphones? We're not just talking about hardware; do you ever find yourself thinking that none of the major software platforms are hitting all the notes you're looking for? If that's the boat you find yourself in, 2013 could be a very exciting year for you. While over the past couple years we've seen the variety in smartphone platforms dry up quite a bit, losing webOS and with Symbian on the outs, there are a handful of intriguing projects that should be coming to fruition in the near future. Mozilla's got its Firefox OS, set to debut next ...

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  • by | September 4, 2012 3:21 PM

    Nokia's work with MeeGo (as well as Maemo) handsets never quite got the chance to succeed that it might have deserved. The hardware arrived around a pivotal moment in Nokia's history, where the company's direction in the smartphone world was about to take a sharp turn, perhaps leading to these models just not receiving the attention they needed. As a result, it appears that Nokia ended up shelving plans for some of the hardware it had been working on, and today we get a chance to take a look at just such a model. This is supposedly the RM-742 "Lauta", planned as the direct sequel to the ...

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  • by | August 20, 2012 1:55 AM

    I don't know about you but for me, even after so many years of covering phones and tablets, a new device feels like Christmas, whether it is one I receive for review, one I purchase for myself, or one I happen to help someone else unbox and setup. Phone or tablet, regardless of make and model, platform or form factor, we all have our habits whenever we get a new gadget. My routine (whenever not doing a review) is: quick and dirty unboxing, fully charging it, go through the setup process, go through all of the elements in Settings and customizing according to my needs. So far so good. The ...

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  • by | August 13, 2012 2:29 AM

    It's bragging time again! After we've seen your home and lock screens, we now want to see the best picture you've ever taken with your phone or tablet. Whether your phone is the Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X, Nokia 808 PureView, and any other or your tablet is the Apple iPad, Iconia Tab, Transformer, and any one of the rest, the best camera is always the one that's with you, when you need it. Turning moments into memories, freezing a landscape or just shooting for fun, with today's gadgets there's rarely the need for you to take an additional camera with you all the ...

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  • by | August 6, 2012 2:27 AM

    Depending on the operating system you use you might be able to tweak the lock screen of your phone in order to suit your needs. Aside from typical notifications for missed calls, text, e-mails, calendar appointments and such, some platforms (or skins running on top of it, if available) allow you to add all sorts of widgets to keep you informed at a single glance. Other operating systems barely allow you to change the wallpaper so this is pretty much the only thing which can make your phone stand out from the rest. We've recently seen all the great home screen layouts you're using and now ...

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  • by | July 30, 2012 4:33 AM

    Wallpapers (live or static), widgets, tiles, and icons. Whether your platform of choice is Android, iOS, Windows Phone, or another one, alive or abandoned, we all strive to find that perfect combination of looks and functionality. Seeing as much information as possible (necessary) at a single glance is the most important thing for some, while others prefer a mild, pleasant look and feel of their home screen so that they can show that visual appeal off. Show us your home screen! Regardless of your platform powering your phone (or tablet, for that matter), snap a screenshot and post it ...

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  • by | July 27, 2012 10:22 AM

    You won't find many people that will argue with the statement that Nokia makes some really great hardware. What some may not know is that Nokia can also develop some pretty nice software, too! Meego was proof of that, before the project was killed off. Today Nokia and Microsoft are buddies. An advantage Nokia phones had over other Windows Phones was the inclusion of their own location-based apps, most notably Drive. Nokia Drive is an intelligent GPS-based navigation app with some logic built in to help monitor traffic and dynamically re-route based on conditions. Sounds familiar, right? ...

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  • by | July 25, 2012 3:27 PM

    Near Field Communication is just now starting to become somewhat widespread among smartphones, with support for the feature included on several popular new models. Considering we've been waiting for well over a year to see NFC take off, that sounds like great news. Could ubiquitous NFC support end up being a cures, though, rather than a blessing? One hacker is sounding the alarm that NFC, as currently implemented on many smartphones, is just asking to be exploited to the detriment of phone owners. The problems that lead to these vulnerabilities are due to issues on multiple levels, and the ...

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  • by | July 17, 2012 3:40 PM

    About a week ago, some smartphone news dropped that was either earth-shattering or completely irrelevant, depending on your point of view. It's my bet that most of our readers fall into the latter camp, as most of our coverage is devoted to the top three platforms in the mobile world. In fact, we didn't even run a story on this piece of news, so tangential was it to the modern mobile landscape. The news in question: the MeeGo platform isn't quite as dead as the world thought it was. Specifically, a team of ex-Nokia employees has leapt from the wobbly deck of the beleaguered phone ...

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  • by | March 22, 2012 3:41 AM

    Those (many) who complained or felt a bit bitter about Nokia turning towards Microsoft instead of Google for their new platform of choice should pay special attention to NITDroid and "Project Mayhem". It's as close as it gets when it comes to Android on a Nokia device, in this case the N9. It's not just any build of Android, but 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich! As we reported on its progress earlier, the "Project Mayhem" Alpha Release 1 is now out and allows for a dual-boot kernel to let you choose between platforms at start-up. There's a really long list of things working (yay!) -- among which ...

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  • by | March 15, 2012 7:00 AM

    Apple and some others might disagree but you really can't ignore the voice of the market! It sure looks like people want their smartphones to be as thin as possible with a screen size many would call "relatively large" or "beyond their sweet-spot". According to a recent Strategy Analytics survey, people in the U.K. and U.S. have spoken: they want screen sizes that measure anywhere between 4.0 and 4.5-inches in diagonal. This not only is contrary to Apple's current trend of screen sizes but it also conflicts with a new direction: phablets. Though they represent two separate segments of the ...

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  • by | February 12, 2012 5:19 AM

    The PR1.2 update for the MeeGo-powered Nokia N9 hasn't even started rolling out yet and we're hearing rumors of PR1.3 already in the testing phase. PR1.2 is expected to bring more than 3,500 improvements when it will be hitting N9 devices (after the N950). As far as PR1.3 is concerned, we're already received hints of its existence last month. However, a report unveiled that PR1.3 is already in use, probably in testing, as uncovered with the help of a bug posted. The PR1.3 reference is the only one mentioning the update and, while it can be just an error, we wouldn't be surprised to see ...

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  • by | February 9, 2012 4:36 PM

    For a phone that never really had a fair shot to be successful, cursed to launch as the lone handset on a dying platform, the Nokia N9 has been surprisingly prolific. Perhaps more than in any other way, it's the phone's design that has had the most influence in shaping the direction of the company's follow-up work on Lumia-series Windows Phone handsets. To a dedicated group of users, the N9 is undervalued hardware worth fighting for, and they've been hard at work looking for ways to expand its functionality. One of the most ambitious projects is to bring the latest version of Android to ...

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