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Nokia N900 gets a Gingerbread port, Nexus One stares in disbelief

Nokia N900 gets a Gingerbread port, Nexus One stares in disbelief

24 December, 2010 | comments (181)

Add the Nokia N900 to the short list of devices running the latest iteration of the Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread. The last of the Maemo kind just got an unofficial ROM that, while not perfectly stable, proves that a relationship between those two is...


MeeGo 1.1 for handset released, Nokia N900 users can taste it now

MeeGo 1.1 for handset released, Nokia N900 users can taste it now

28 October, 2010 | comments (30)

After MeeGo 1.0, which was unveiled back in June 2010, you can now welcome the MeeGo 1.1 for handsets. It is now available for download so you can give it a try straight away if you have a Nokia N900 and you're feeling adventurous enough to dual...


Mozilla releases Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo devices

Mozilla releases Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo devices

08 October, 2010 | comments (56)

Mozilla has just unveiled the Firefox 4 Beta for devices based on the Android and the Maemo platforms. As before, the mobile version of the browser uses the same platform as the desktop one and it is optimized for mobile browsing. The Firefox...


Who saw that coming: Nokia working on a Windows phone?

Who saw that coming: Nokia working on a Windows phone?

4 June, 2010 | comments (114)

After all these years of manufacturing smartphones Nokia still has no Windows-powered smartphone. But that might change soon? In a recently leaked presentation on Nokia's software and services plans, the company mentions Windows OS along with the...


N900 gets update but no MeeGo, Nokia teams up with  Yahoo!

N900 gets update but no MeeGo, Nokia teams up with Yahoo!

25 May, 2010 | comments (64)

We have some N900 news for you. Let's start with the good news: Nokia has just released a software update for the their Maemo-powered flagship. The bad news is the company confirmed that the device won't have the chance to taste the upcoming MeeGo...

Tags: Nokia, Maemo, MeeGo


Nokia N900 welcomes the Google Chrome web browser

Nokia N900 welcomes the Google Chrome web browser

11 April, 2010 | comments (137)

After the Fennec, the mobile version of Mozilla's Firefox web browser, Nokia N900 users can now enjoy the Google Chrome running on their Maemo-based smartphones. It is still a pretty early version of the app we're talking about and it isn't an...

Tags: Nokia, Maemo, Touch UI


MeeGo builds available for testing on Nokia N900, no GUI just yet

MeeGo builds available for testing on Nokia N900, no GUI just yet

01 April, 2010 | comments (46)

The fusion of Moblin and Maemo is complete - the source code repositories are open to the public and there are three MeeGo test images ready for downloading - one for the Nokia N900, one for Atom-based netbooks and one for Moorestown Atom handsets...


N900 finally gets a Map Loader, while Ovi Mail gets updated

N900 finally gets a Map Loader, while Ovi Mail gets updated

05 March, 2010 | comments (41)

SatNav news is hot today - we just found out that the Nokia Map Loader now works with the Nokia N900. In other news, the contacts from Ovi Mail and Ovi Contacts have been merged, plus Mail now supports Arabic. Ovi Maps loader for Nokia...

Tags: Nokia, Maemo


Nokia and Intel combine Maemo and Moblin into MeeGo

Nokia and Intel combine Maemo and Moblin into MeeGo

15 February, 2010 | comments (52)

Now, how about that - Nokia and Intel shook hands to merge their mobile Linux projects into one. And along came MeeGo. The silly name aside, MeeGo is the blend of Nokia's Maemo, used on the Nokia N900 and a few others, and Intel's Moblin, which...


Symbian^3 OS and a Maemo 6 device coming later this year

Symbian^3 OS and a Maemo 6 device coming later this year

02 February, 2010 | comments (94)

According to the Symbian numbering scheme we're at Symbian^1 now, but we won't see ^2 at all - Nokia is jumping straight to Symbian^3. Maemo 6 is coming later this year with at least one new device running it. Symbian S60 5th edition or Symbian^1...


Firefox Mobile 1.0 finally lands on Nokia N900 and N810

Firefox Mobile 1.0 finally lands on Nokia N900 and N810

01 February, 2010 | comments (41)

Mozilla released the final version of Firefox mobile web browser. It's only available for the Maemo platform and currently N900 and N810 are the only devices to make use of it. The browser comes with the well known Awesome bar and Weave bookmark...

Tags: Nokia, Maemo, Touch UI


Nokia releases updates for Nokia N900 and Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Nokia releases updates for Nokia N900 and Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

14 January, 2010 | comments (247)

Nokia has been busy pushing out software updates - a second one for the Nokia N900, one for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and one for the Nokia Software Updater. After the minor update, which brought Ovi Store functionality to the N900, the second...


Software update for Nokia N900 brings Ovi Store support

Software update for Nokia N900 brings Ovi Store support

12 January, 2010 | comments (50)

With the Nokia N900, Maemo entered the smartphone world, but there weren't many available applications. Now a software update brings beta support for Ovi Store, pushing Maemo closer to full support of the Ovi services. The software update...

Tags: Nokia, Maemo, Touch UI


Series 40 is getting touchscreens, dual-SIMs and QWERTY keyboards

Series 40 is getting touchscreens, dual-SIMs and QWERTY keyboards

29 December, 2009 | comments (91)

Nokia has big plans for all three of its platforms. Despite the huge growth of affordable smartphones, the S40 platform will go on, getting touchscreens, dual-SIM and QWERTY keyboards, while Symbian and Maemo will get new interfaces with improved...


Nokia tease with Symbian UI improvements coming in 2010

Nokia tease with Symbian UI improvements coming in 2010

03 December, 2009 | comments (182)

Yesterday Nokia announced their 2010 year plans for major renewal of the aging Symbian user interface and pushing the first Maemo 6 device. But the good news didn't end there, since the podcast published actually demoed some of the UI...


Nokia N900 UI portrait mode enabled, coming to you soon

Nokia N900 UI portrait mode enabled, coming to you soon

30 November, 2009 | comments (99)

It is no secret that Nokia N900 UI is about to get a portrait mode-enabling update pretty soon. What might come as a surprise though, is that the handset has all the functionality needed already and it only needs to be unlocked, rather than be...


Nokia answers back: Symbian stays, so does Maemo

Nokia answers back: Symbian stays, so does Maemo

20 November, 2009 | comments (54)

Just a couple of days ago Maemo team suggested Nokia has plans to ditch Symbian as an OS of choice for its N-series devices in favor of Maemo. Nokia however have something to say on the matter as well. At a Maemo event in London, on November 18...


Nokia N900 is now available Stateside as well

Nokia N900 is now available Stateside as well

18 November, 2009 | comments (62)

Following the official announcement that Nokia N900 starts shipping in Europe last week, Nokia today went ahead and confirmed Nokia N900 availability in the USA starting from today. The N900 is not getting a subsidized deal with some of the major...


Is Nokia really dropping Symbian as the OS of choice for N-series?

Is Nokia really dropping Symbian as the OS of choice for N-series?

18 November, 2009 | comments (82)

The Maemo marketing team shared with fellow tech journalists that Nokia plans for their N-series smartphones heavily relay on the Maemo OS. After finishing up the handsets that are currently in the works, they will make Maemo their primary OS of...


Mozilla to award 10 add-on developers with a Nokia N900

Mozilla to award 10 add-on developers with a Nokia N900

12 November, 2009 | comments (24)

The guys over at Mozilla are organizing a contest for Maemo mobile browser add-ons and are willing to award the top 10 developers with a new Nokia N900 each. If you're a developer, you can participate in the contest by submitting your add-on for the...