If Intel has its way, MeeGo won’t be fading away as quickly as Nokia wants it to. The open sourced operating system, which has yet to make a retail presence, is still part of Intel’s strategy, with or without Nokia. The company remarks:
While we are disappointed with Nokia’s decision, Intel is not blinking on MeeGo. We remain committed and welcome Nokia’s continued contribution to MeeGo open source.
Our strategy has always been to provide choice when it comes to operating systems, a strategy that includes Windows, Android, and MeeGo. This is not [...]
Nokia’s N9 was supposed to be Nokia’s first MeeGo-powered smartphone and we heard several reports of the device going as back as summer 2010.
Two different industry sources claiming to be close to the matter told Reuters that the Finnish manufacturer is cancelling the N9 — as Nokia’s first MeeGo smartphone — before it even had the chance of being launched. Created by Nokia together with Intel, MeeGo was supposed to try and grab a piece of Apple and Google; worry not as rumor has it Nokia is preparing to show off the next MeeGo device, even if [...]
Nokia may be planning to launch the first MeeGo smartphone, but it’s not the only name in town when it comes to the burgeoning operating system. Aava has been working on putting Intel chips in smartphones since last year, and now it may be ready to show off the latest of what it’s been working on, as the company is reportedly planning a demo of its Core platform, a dual MeeGo/Android solution, at this year’s Mobile World Congress.
While the thought of a manufacturer selling smartphones intentionally designed to support multiple operating systems, rather than [...]
While some may think that MeeGo is a no-go for Nokia, and that any hope of the company’s future smartphone success lies with it getting in bed with the likes of Microsoft, for the time being the company looks like it will keep on walking to the beat of its own drum. As MeeGo development continues, Nokia is nearing the point for it to release the first smartphone shipping with the new OS already installed. Right now, that device looks like it will be the N9-01, and we just got our first look at the phone’s rumored specs.
Eldar Mutazin reported last month that the [...]
Here we have Berenberg Bank’s Adnaan Ahmad (head of technology equity research) with some big recommendations for Microsoft and Nokia to work together on Windows Phone 7. The memo is addressed directly to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and gives many reasons why some kind of partnership would be very beneficial. The note even explains why Nokia concentrating on their Meego platform or switching to Android would be bad ideas.
The whole “Nokia using Windows Phone 7” rumor thing reminds me a lot of how fact follows fiction. Back in [...]
There is some hubbub surrounding an investor conference call with Nokia chief executive officer Stephen Elop. In the call, Elop discusses future plans for Nokia in the mobile sector; indicating that a major shift in their platform of choice may be imminent. Two possible existing platforms are Android or Windows Phone 7, but Elop also mentions the possibility of building a new platform. Currently, Windows Phone 7 supports only a limited range of hardware, while Android remains open to nearly any type of hardware, making it the more likely suspect.
“Nokia faces some very [...]
Nokia has a long road ahead if they want to be a household name in smartphones in the US. With the canceled X7, we’re not left with much in the Nokia pipeline except for the sleek MeeGo-powered N9, which has been met with acclaim by those that have reviewed it. Another company trying to make inroads in the smartphone arena is Intel, which has yet to crack the all important smart device CPU market, now monopolized by Qualcomm and Texas Instruments. So wouldn’t it make sense for these two smartphone underdogs to work together in bringing a product to market?
A Finnish [...]
As if HTC HD2 owners didn’t have enough alternative operating systems to play with on their very hack-friendly phone, now it’s possible to run MeeGo 1.1 on the hardware as well.
Granted, it’s probably not going to generate the same level of interest as yesterday’s direct-booting HD2 Android solution, but this hack is interesting for its own reasons; Android phones are a dime a dozen, but how many smartphone users have gotten the opportunity to play around with MeeGo? If you like experimenting with your phone for the sake of experimentation, this [...]
A soon-to-be-ex-Nokia employee (he was let go in the latest round of layoffs) has gone on record with his opinion that the Finnish manufacturing giant would never adopt Windows Phone 7 for its handsets, despite recent rumors to the contrary. On his blog Coyote Tracks, Watts Martin refutes a report from ultimate insider Eldar Murtazin, the Russian reviewer who seems to get his hands on every single phone before they’re even announced, and who claims that the new management team in Espoo has been in talks with Redmond about licensing WP7. Martin argues that Nokia has both a [...]
Intel’s Atom chip has made the leap from netbooks to smartphones, as a MeeGo device sporting an “Atom Inside” badge was spotted at a Russian Intel event.
One of the big reasons for Intel to be part of the group backing MeeGo development is that it lets the chip giant get its foot in the door of the smartphone market. It seems that every manufacturer has a favorite CPU – many of them ARM-based – yet you don’t see any using Intel’s chips. Since the performance levels of smartphones and low-end laptops are in the process of converging, [...]
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 [...]
Nine months ago we heard Intel and Nokia joined forces to combine their Linux-based platforms into a single package called MeeGo – made of mixing Maemo and Moblin cores.
AMD, Intel’s main competitor, has announced today — at the MeeGo Conference 2010 — that the company has joined The Linux Foundation’s MeeGo open source Linux project. Designed primarily for mobile phones, ultra-mobile notebooks and tablets, MeeGo is an open-source mobile operating system that was built from ground-up and Ben Bar-Haim, AMD’s corporate vice president for [...]
Nokia doesn’t like Android for some reason. Many people have their suspicions as to why, but suffice it to say, Android’s not coming to a Nokia phone any time soon. That’s okay, we’re not bitter. In fact, one ambitious developer decided to do what Nokia wouldn’t… only the other way around: he got MeeGo to run on a Nexus One.
It’s not feature complete, and not entirely stable, but it boots, it runs, and it shows off what MeeGo looks like and what it can do.
How do you do it? It’s a little more in-depth than what I can go into [...]
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 [...]
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has allegedly confirmed during a conference call today that the first Nokia Meego device will not be shipped until 2011. It was originally announced that Meego devices would be available in 2010 but that now appears to have slipped.
Meego was first announced back in February this year and is based upon both Intel Corporation’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo operating systems. The result of this merge is Meego, a unified Linux-based platform that will run on multiple hardware platforms across a wide range of computing devices.
MeeGo utilizes [...]
I did my best to push, prod, and shake out the gossip of MeeGo‘s release date from Nokia’s representatives in San Francisco over the last few days at CTIA, especially in light of rumors of a delay until 2011 given my MeeGo’s other parent Intel. Nokia’s reps on hand continue to say what they’ve said in the past–that we’ll see an announcement from the Finnish smartphone maker–who’s committed now to MeeGo and Symbian^3–by the end of the year. Now, whether that will mean just an announcement or an actual shipping product at that [...]
MeeGo, the open source mobile platform developed by Intel and Nokia which has already been ported to run on Android Hardware “is on track” according to an Intel executive.
Nevertheless, the same executive stated that devices powered by MeeGo operating system will not debut until 2011, statement involving both phones and tablets. Even though Doug Fisher, Vice President of Intel’s Software and Solutions Group and General Manager of Intel’s Systems Software Division stated that “we have been hitting our dates” and that devices are in the works, [...]
An early review of the Nokia N9, which runs on the MeeGo operating system, is positive. The reviewer notes that the hardware is “almost perfect” and that the software still needs work, which is understandable as MeeGo is still in development and hasn’t been released yet.
The reviewer, Eldar Murtazin, famous for his negative early review of the Nokia N8, is a lot more optimistic with the Nokia N9, saying, “In terms of HW is near perfect, I like it.” For the software side, he refers to MeeGo as a work in progress.
MeeGo division chief Ari Jaaksi has resigned his position at Nokia, in a move that some analysts are describing as part of an executive exodus that began with the ouster of CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo. Following Kallasvuo’s replacement by Ex-Microsoft exec Stephan Elop, the company’s VP in charge of smartphones, Anssi Vanjoki, also resigned, with Chairman of the Board Jorma Ollila announcing his intentions to step down sometime in 2012 shortly afterwards.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Jaaski had been with Nokia since 1998, where he helped develop the Maemo [...]
For those hopeful MeeGo users who may have settled for an Android-based handset before MeeGo’s official release by Nokia and others, the most recent hacked MeeGo port will allow the Intel-Nokia’s joint mobile operating system to run on current generation Android hardware, including the Dell Streak, HTC Desire, and Google Nexus One Android smartphones. The hitch right now is to get MeeGo to work with Qualcomm’s 3D drivers, which aren’t open and may need some serious development work to get compatibility.
So far, the port is still [...]
Nokia has revealed plans to re-enter a U.S. smartphone market in which it reportedly has just a 3% share, but at the same time reiterated its stance against manufacturing CDMA-compliant hardware. This information was disclosed on a conference call by Colin Giles, the company’s global head of sales, where he also told reporters that Nokia was working on handsets specifically tailored towards U.S. consumers.
After several failed attempts at penetration, Giles admitted that “Our stumbling block previously had been a lack of understanding of the U.S. market. We were [...]
Just days after announcing a turnover at the highest ranks, it appears that Nokia is also about to lose its vice president in charge of smartphones. The company has announced that Executive Vice President Anssi Vanjoki has just handed in his six-month notice of resignation, leaving the MeeGo, Symbian, and Ovi divisions open for new leadership when he departs in March. Although Vanjoki claims that he is leaving to “seek new opportunities,” since he will not even have held his position for a year by the time he cleans out his desk, it is difficult to dismiss as coincidental [...]
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 [...]