Anonymous, 13 Sep 2009Popularity has nothing to do with quality, see Iphone as a proof.But then it's still rooted to the Linux kernel, and has lots of capabilities and features. You can see the Krave ZN4 have that. I wonder why it didn't take off if this OS is very closely related to Maemo.
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2009"Too bad most likely it won't be as moddable as Linux/Android." I don't know if you acciden... moreThen why is Motorola's proprietary Linux OS in the MING series of PDA's not that popular, if it is already Linux itself?
jjsoviet, 12 Sep 2009So, it's the Maemo OS that's "revolutionary", huh? Well, I guess we'll have to see what the pe... more"Too bad most likely it won't be as moddable as Linux/Android."
I don't know if you accidently switched Maemo with Android, but yes you're right, Android isn't as moddable as Linux/Maemo.
In case you actually meant "Linux/Android", then you should know that NEITHER Maemo NOR Android "is" Linux, but Maemo is closer to the root of it.
nicksti, 13 Sep 2009Wait a second jjsoviet you need to think more about the situation before you give in. 18000... moreN900/Maemo can play ALL Flash-games on the web, no other mobile OS can. All those millions of web-based games will be availible at launch, Maemo wins software wise hands down...
nicksti, 13 Sep 2009Wait a second jjsoviet you need to think more about the situation before you give in. 18000... moreSo, Maemo isn't as great as people thought it would be? Let the masses be the judge.
as i know No body cannot beat Motorola Modding Moto Modding Rocks For Sure!
Wait a second jjsoviet you need to think more about the situation before you give in.
18000 people working on over 600 projects sound impressive but the truth remains that if you were supposed to purchase an N900 today you would have limited "apps" available. It really does not matter what potential an OS has once the perception is that there is little 3rd party software for it.
On the Maemo website I see a total of 481 downloads available for OS 2008. Of those 481, 99 of them are games. That is honestly very little. More people will program for Maemo if there is a large demand for Maemo devices (or do the App Store thing like Apple). And as it stands the phone leading the way is a very expensive devices that will not have those kind of sales that the iPhone had.
We will see but Maemo could be a wonderful OS that dies due to lack of 3rd party software.
Andrew, 13 Sep 2009Why do always people,when they speak about n900 ,forget wvga video recording(848x480)?as it is... moreJust to correct you a little about the OmniaHD video recording. It can record HD resolution of 1280x720 but the actual frame rates I've heard in reviews is around 20FPS and not what was advertised. Also there seems to be a lot of complaints about a few dropped frames here and there.
One thing with Nokia's video recording (those devices above 20FPS) it's usually silky smooth and with good audio quality.
I prefer Nokia's video recording capabilities even though with slightly lower resolution.
Andrew, 13 Sep 2009Why do always people,when they speak about n900 ,forget wvga video recording(848x480)?as it is... moreSpecs, specs, specs. Is that all we are fighting for? Yeesh, and I thought we're more civilized than PS3 and Xbox 360 fanboys spewing which console its the best in terms of performance.
David, 12 Sep 2009I guess people don't understand the N900. The specsheet on the N900 is pretty regular for toda... moreWhy do always people,when they speak about n900 ,forget wvga video recording(848x480)?as it is something normal.it is one of its major points.this is the highest video recording for a mobile phone.it even better than omnia hd which records (720x480).this means that nokia n900 is the best mobile video recording mobile phone.and all what people speak about in n900 is maemo and forget this major feature.i think the most revolutionary feature (even more than maemo os) in n900 is wvga (848x480) video recording as it means it is the best video recording mobile( even better than omnia hd).can people consider that?.anyone can check n900 specs sheet if they don't believe me.
jjsoviet, 12 Sep 2009Based on Linux, I see. Well, this should be interesting. However, I do find it peculiar that p... moreCoz Nokia takes Maemo. Brand name plays a bigger part than the OS itself. If Motorola takes Maemo,then I think all the fanboys will say "Crappy OS". But when the Nokia took Maemo,fanboys said it's the best OS.
hope its a good one
For 150 Euro this is going to sell really well. I might just buy one along with my N900. :)
David, 12 Sep 2009Well i sure wasn't testing a paperversion of the N900 for 45 min at the Nokia showroom. I did ... moreBased on Linux, I see. Well, this should be interesting. However, I do find it peculiar that previous Linux-based devices like the Moto MING series never took off in the Western market when the Maemo got increasingly popular.
moto is back
better hold from anywhere you can cause this will be a gigantic storm
Maemo Community is an open source community developing software around the Maemo platform. The Maemo community has over 18.000 registered members that contribute to more than 600 development projects. We work with open source tools and processes. We develop new software for both the platform itself and on top of the platform. Applications developed with the Maemo SDK are used today by thousands of consumers.
Maemo is a software platform that is mostly based on open source code and powers mobile devices such as the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet. Maemo platform has been developed by Nokia in collaboration with many open source projects such as the Linux kernel , Debian , GNOME , and many more.
On maemo.org you will find more information on what Maemo software is, how to develop with Maemo, and how to make your development work available to users. On maemo.nokia.com you fill find more information about the N900 mobile computer powered by Maemo.
I am Windows programmer at HP and i thin Maemo is going to best mobile platform for years to come, no doubt.
jjsoviet, 12 Sep 2009So, it's the Maemo OS that's "revolutionary", huh? Well, I guess we'll have to see what the pe... moreWell i sure wasn't testing a paperversion of the N900 for 45 min at the Nokia showroom. I did all the things a could think of, even at the same time, and it handled everything smoother than a babys bottom. That is my review. Someone said below that the Maemo is not customizable?! Of course it is, it's made on Linux. Nokia and fans have already released webpages for programmers and developers for the Maemo, it's open for business. The N900 is with the Maemo going to be Nokias new gaming platform as well for advanced 3D software.