To Stop the rumors and Speculations around MeeGo OS,, Nokia CEO has just announced on the Q3 earnings call that its first MeeGo device will not be coming this year. In no uncertain terms, Stephen Elop the New Nokia CEO said that Nokia, "First MeeGo device will be the 2011 event."
A device rumored to be the N9 (Picture up there!). In general communications about new Nokia products will be made far closer to product availability. Elop added that his first impression of Nokia MeeGo work "inspires both confidence and excitement.". Also he Added that the Latest tablet from Nokia Which is Nokia N900 will get the New MeeGo OS as well but with limited capabilities and thats May mean No Dual-boot (Except for Developers ofcourse).
Lets hope so, in Q1 2011 Nokia MeeGo smartphone OS will be battling resurgent webOS and Windows Phone 7 devices in addition to the Android, iOS, and BlackBerry incumbents at the high-end of the market.
Stay Tuned for More info!
The expected Nokia N9 PR 1.2 update has completed yet another stage of its evolution and has now started seeding.
Unfortunately, it is still only a developer-preview version, so you would need to be a registered MeeGo developer who owns the N950 developer platform to get it, but the final release should not be too far away now. Normally, it takes a month or a month and a half of testing, before such beta versions graduate.
The changelog for PR1.2 includes app folders, video calling support, better camera and gallery and improved copy/paste functionality with brackets.
Nokia N9 PR 1.2 Update has been leaked, finally, Nokia N9 users can make use of the front facing camera as video calls are coming with this update The camera improvements in the last screenshot leak is confirmed as well as many more stuff.
Check out those folders. It has been a Nokia thing having folders. I know the implementation would now resemble iPhone by showing the little mini icons.
We have also got some in browser copy/paste goodness. It is a little more windows phone 7 like with those brackets. This time it works in browser too.
A week ago Nokia released N9 PR1.2 beta version to the Nokia N950 developer device but at the time we did not have the full changelog at the time. Well now we do it includes 5 new languages, app folders, extended copy-and-paste support , lockscreen music controls, front camera support, etc.
- New languages
- Software update notifications for content in Nokia Store
- Face recognition for gallery and face tags for Facebook
- Support for folders in the application view
- Mail for Exchange global address book lookup
- Mail thread support in the Email client
- Extended copy-paste support
- Media sharing with DLNA compatible devices
- Improved browser history view
- Compass support in Maps
- QtWebKit update to version 2.2
- New font taken into use
- Front camera support
- Video editing support in the Gallery application
Other important improvements:
- MeeGotouch Framework
- Visual hint for differentiating swipe close gesture from normal swipes
- Timestamps shown in notifications
- Notifications sorted by timestamps
- Improvements in Event Feed area
- Music controls in Lock screen
- New feedbacks added to MeeGoTouch theme:
- Kernel updated to be in sync with the upstream kernel version 126.96.36.199
- Android NDEF Push Protocol disabled
- NFC polling enabled in lock screen
- Separate switch for controlling mobile background connections while roaming
- Self Timer support
- Composition grid + on/off control
- Better handling of To-Do lists, recurring events and timezones
- Private flag support for events
- Support for read-only events
- Ability to forward/reply/reply-all for received events
- Clock alarm becomes silent by flipping the device face down instead of snoozing
- Updated time picker
- People view added to the grid toolbar
- Improved multiple selection indication in grid view
- Music Player
- Audiobook and podcast support
- Ability to create playlists
- Ability to delete music files from music player library views via object menu
- Possibility to see songs that are on the current play queue
- In addition, there are numerous bug fixes related to the implementation of new features, improving the overall user experience and reliability of the device.
After one Month of testing by the developers, the MeeGo 1.2 Update goes live for the N9 users. The update size is about 284MB and it may take a while to install too. But it is well worth the wait. With it, you will get to make video calls and finally put that front-facing camera of the Nokia N9 to good use. MeeGo 1.2 also offers folders in the app launcher so you can get the place more organized.
Other improvements include updates to the camera and gallery and copy/paste functionality with brackets.
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.
The One & only MeeGo device Nokia made till date, Nokia N9, is not forgotten. The Nokia N9 will get updated to PR1.3 verysoon, a small but valuable update according a Nokia post regards its future plans for the N9.
A representatitve from Nokiaconfirmed that PR1.3 will arrive to the only Nokia MeeGo smartphone by June, and will contain many little fixes, but also some surprises. The update is said to be already undergoing testing a good sign that it will indeed hit the platform on time.
Nokia N9 the dream device we all are waiting for, First MeeGo tablet that will be released by Nokia after the N900 in this Article I will discuss some points and Info about the N9 that was leaked on the web and other I received. I Gathered All info together to Make a Full investigation and Analysis about this Device.
The Nokia N9, (codename Lankku) a phone with a Tablet concept and a QWERTY Keyboard, according to the latest info leaked from a MeeGo OS development it was a bug who unearthed the specs of the N9, it looks like the N9 will run MeeGo 1.2 with 1.6 GHz Intel processor, a 200 MHz graphics unit that drives a 480×854 pixel display resolution, 1 GB RAM and an Infineon 3G modem that supports HSPA+ speeds (21.1 Mbps downlink).
Technical Specs leaked from MeeGo Bug
About the Nokia N9 Design according to some leaked photos from the Nokia Official Blog, the Nokia N9 Design was a Community project who gathered many Developers and Innovators to make the main design from of the phone (I was one of them) just telling our ideas and concepts of an innovative device that we want and Nokia Also used the same concept to release a similar Eseries phone which was the Nokia E7 but with Symbian^3 OS instead of MeeGo on the Nokia World 2010, But Nokia product manager said then that the MeeGo tablet was delayed to 2011 and it will be "The Big Event for Nokia in 2011"
However, the Nokia N9 concept is Still their but as a Mobile tablet Concept, According to the specs resolution (480 x 854) the Screen size will be (4.1 to 4.5 inch) at maximum guess as was leaked before (photo below). However, all these photos Shows the N9 prototypes which is the very close to the Final version of the phone as Nokia always used to do.
As it has been almost a year now since Nokia and Intel decided to combine their Linux-based work and announced Maemo and then MeeGo OS and decided to go for MeeGo as the Main development, the Nokia N9 will Run the MeeGo v188.8.131.52 that support the 3G HSPA+ and the other featured specs of the N9 which makes the Nokia N9 that First Device to be Officially Released by Nokia & Intel in with a MeeGo OS as its Core Operating System (Not like the N900, as it has Maemo OS) and that Explains the Intel Chip on the N9 Specs.
Last week the main Man at Intel, Anand Chandrasekher, (Nokia partner on MeeGo) was photographed holding up an unidentified smartphone. which looks very similar to this stylish design which was rumored to be the Next smartphone that will run MeeGo OS with intel Technology (processor) as he said.
Nokia N9 will be Announced on the Next few Days Exactly 14-15,February 2011 but its Release Date to Markets will be on Late April, 2011 or Early May,2011. Thats part of the Info I got for the Nokia N9 but Wait for More Info about the MeeGo 1.2 OS Soon, so Stay Tuned!
Below, you can find an Old Video Shows the First look of the Nokia N9 with MeeGo OS, when the video first showed up Youtube removed it by Nokia Corp. copyright claim and its live again on youtube!
MeeGo OS, the Upcoming Android-Killer from two of the World leading Technology Manufactures Intel and Nokia is rising up Again, As we are waiting for the MeeGo 1.2 Release later this Month for all Core Devices Including the Beloved Nokia N900, Nokia and Intel was preparing for a Conference that is ALL about the MeeGo OS, I just Got the Invitation from Nokia (Invitation Text Below).
Nokia and Intel will Hold a 3 Days Event on 23-25 May at San Francisco Hyatt Regency, Embarcadero Conference Center (Event poster is Below).
In this Conference, Nokia and Intel will Discuss the Upcoming MeeGo Platforms Changes and Future Development along with some New Application related Announcement from the Meego Tech showcase, Also an Angry birds Competition and other Exciting Geeky-Activities for the Developers.
Beside all that Nokia will Discuss the Upcoming MeeGo projects and products, I Highly Expecting the NEXT MeeGo OS Device from Nokia for this Year 2011 (as Eslop promised) the Long-waited Nokia N950 (Rumored Before as N9) as Everybody is tired from the Rumors! So Lets Wait and See what Nokia and Intel will Shows us off on this Event.
Official Nokia Invitation
"MeeGo 2011, held 23-25 May in San Francisco, will be more than just a cerebral, geeky expression of code and collaboration. It is also your opportunity to talk to individuals and companies about building amazing MeeGo products, applications and projects. Choose from an array of networking opportunities: mingle at the Exploratorium party, stretch your legs during a fun run, get chummy by hanging out at the MeeGo Tech Showcase lounge, or enjoy a real-world plush Angry Birds competition at the MeeGo warm-up session weekend.
Space is limited register now! Last year the MeeGo community was shown in full force as attendance crested 1,200 delegates at the inaugural MeeGo project event. Recently we closed our Call for Papers, reaching 191 submissions and an unprecedented showing of MeeGo support in North America. Attendees have an opportunity to create new relationships and cement existing ones amongst fellow developers as we approach a more evolved MeeGo project, and the first North American project event. Don't lose your spot at this global community event!"
The reports of MeeGo death are greatly exaggerated says Intel Vice President, Doug Fisher. And he should know he us also the General Manager of Intel System Software Solutions. Fisher also said that "nothing is changing" and reiterated Intel commitment to MeeGo. So, MeeGo fans can breathe a sigh of relief, the second backer of the OS is not pulling out like the first one did.
But another quote from Fisher suggests that Intel would love it if someone took Nokia place: "We will continue with development. It's just a question of who is going to help us shape that."
Samsung was rumored to be interested in buying MeeGo, but neither they nor Intel commented on that.
Nokia is allegedly working on two low-end MeeGo smartphones to help it with its "Next Billion" strategy, a revelation delivered by an industry insider working in a department of the company related directly to the upcoming products.
The "Next Billion" strategy basically boils down to Nokia retaining a leading role in delivering low-end cheap phones for the next one billion mobile subscribers, most of which will be in poor developing countries.
After Nokia LUMIA, The next billion project is mostly served by the Series 40/Asha department, but it seems that Android phones have managed to go down in price enough to threaten the Nokia positions in the low-end. The smartphone department where Windows Phone rules supreme cannot come down to the ultra low-end where feature phones lived for a number of reasons like WP not being supported on devices having less than 256MB of RAM.
Nokia didn't forget the MeeGo OS users as it just released a New Update to the Nokia N9, The New PR1.3 Update is Now rolling-out in some regions to Nokia N9 carrying some changes in the MeeGo Platform and firmware bug fixes.
The update version No. is v40.2012.21-3.001.19 and comes in at 204.8 MB. Quite a lot of users have already reported having received the update, so it's global rollout will complete during this Month.
Sadly, This is the end of the road for the MeeGo team at Nokia, as Head of Development of MeeGo joined by other team members announced they are leaving Nokia's HQ in Espoo for good.
Those are the same people responsible for the birth of devices such as the N770, N800, N810, N900, N950 and lately the N9. Currently, there's a thread over at the Maemo forums, where people can say 'Thank you' and wish the team good luck in their future.
We are now waiting for Intel and Samsung to come up with the first devices running on the MeeGo-based Tizen OS. Here's hoping that they bring as much innovation as the Nokia N9 did back in the days.
Great News for MeeGo lovers... After MeeGo team has left Nokia, The Finnish startup Jolla Ltd. will develop smartphones running the Linux-based platform MeeGo on its own.
More importantly however, Jolla will practically pick up the effort right from the point where Nokia left off, the newly formed company's core staff are the people who gave us the already iconic N9. Here is the Official Statement :
"Jolla Ltd. is a Finland based smartphone company which continues the great work that Nokia started with MeeGo. The Jolla team is formed by directors and core professionals from Nokia's MeeGo N9 organisation, together with some of the best minds working on MeeGo in the communities.
Nokia created something wonderful the world's best smartphone product. It deserves to be continued, and we will do that together with all the bright and gifted people contributing to the MeeGo success story.
Together with international investors and partners, Jolla Ltd. will design, develop and sell new MeeGo based smartphones. The Jolla team consists of a substantial number of MeeGo's core engineers and directors, and is aggressively hiring the top MeeGo talent to contribute to the next generation smartphone production."
Photos of a Cancelled Nokia MeeGo prototype have been leaked, showing us what life after the already iconic N9 could have been. CodeNamed Nokia "Lauta" RM-742, the fully functional hardware QWERTY device was originally pegged as an immediate successor of the Nokia N9.
The specs of the leaked Nokia were reportedly identical as those found in the N9 but with a QWERTY slide Keyboard.
Great News for MeeGo OS fans. Jolla CEO, Jussi Hurmola, has confirmed during an interview that the company is going to announce its first MeeGo handset by the end of 2012.
As you may know, Jolla Mobile was created by ex-Nokia employees after they left Nokia. They has decided to begin their own smartphone company, with MeeGo being their OS of choice.
According to Jolla CEO, the team is now working on building the ecosystem, including developers, services and navigation. He also said that the New MeeGo-running smartphone will use a brand new UI, so it'll most probably be very different from what Nokia showed in the N9.