Maemo 6 = MeeGo 1.1 (Review + Video on on Aava phone)
A proper MeeGo device is still nowhere in sight, but the Aava phone is the next best thing it's a developer platform, meaning intended mostly for MeeGo developers rather than customers, but it gives us a look at how the MeeGo OS and MeeGo powered devices might look.
There’s a lengthy video review along with an extensive photo shoot of the Aava phone running MeeGo 1.1. A lot of the things aren’t working yet, but there’s still quite some time before the market launch.
Like I said, this Aava phone is not meant for consumers and it shows many things (volume keys included) still aren’t working. The software needs plenty of work too but the things that work look rather impressive.
While we’re still waiting for Nokia to announce its first MeeGo-powered device, the Moorestown-based Aava Mobile smartphone has already started cropping up around the globe. It has just been caught in the wild and a video is about to show up within the next couple of days.
The MeeGo is still in the works and since Nokia N900 won’t be getting it (at least not officially, though) when the new platform is ready to hit the market we’re still yet to meet the first Nokia phone packing the MeeGo.
And while Nokia is taking a nap, the competition isn’t sleeping: the first Aava prototypes (based on the Moorestown platform) have just begun surfacing. Like this one (pictured above).
Check the Video Below!
Nokia N900 users with the linux-based Maemo 5 OS was hoping for an instant messaging App like WhatsApp to be available for their beloved open-source Platform for the N900 and the N9, but WhatsApp ignored their requests.
Today, Group of Maemo Developers at the Maemo forums posted an unofficial Alpha version of WhatsApp for N900, its still a work in progress using WhatsApp open API. If you want it on your Maemo device, Grap it from Download Link Below!
Here the change-log of the latest version so far:
- Limited group chats (NOT TESTED YET)
Oracle JRE 1.6.0u30 required to be installed first
Maemo and MeeGo users has a great online community and thanks to that community Nokia N9 and the N900 are getting an unofficial version of WhatsApp, even though the official App company behind it has not made an official app for the platform. The app is still a work in progress using WhatsApp APIs, you cannot get it right now but it will available eventually very soon.
The app is based on the Series 40 J2ME app, which helped the project get a Head start. A working beta of the unofficial WhatsApp for N9 and N900 is expected to come out next week.