Perhaps Meego will not run on any Nokia hardware except n900. Meego has very high hardware demand and none of nokia phones except n900 has ARM Cortex 8 cpu and SGX 520 class GPU. n900 is expected to run the os, but user experience might be pathetic due to its relatively slow hardware compared to Intels processors, which is 3X faster in computations and graphics. Perhaps this is the reason for nokia to not support the OS officially.
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2010But it's the #1 selling phone in the world.No. 3% of the market?
Hello!I got Nokia 3650 and posible to get on my phone meego?i like to upgrate.
N900 is a bad phone and Megoo is a bad OS...
N8 is the best then iphone4.
Android phones is good also but I like Symbian like alot of users..
No need for new OS
Even windows phones has alot of issues...
[deleted post]N900 "Worlds most popular phone ever"? lol... From my completely unbiased point of view because I dont own either an N900 or an iphone - It's sold so few numbers Maemo is never even mentioned in smartphone OS market share figures. Compared with iOS which has about a 30% share give or take depending on which stats you look at. Considering theres only 4 different models of iphone on average each one would have about an average of 8% share of total smartphones sold. You still think the N900 is the most popular phone ever?
I am eagerly waiting for MeeGo on my N900! And bring voice navigation to it, while you're at it!!!
Due to such support from Nokia I sold my N900 and buy Android phone. I spend lots of money to buy N900 and with it Nokia lost me forever...
Shame on Nokia. Why arent they supporting it if they port it?
By abandoning Maemo and going with Meego they not only left N900 owners out to dry they also showed compete disdain to anyone who poured their energy into developing apps for Maemo. These groups of people are the "early adopters" and are therefore arguably Nokias biggest fans and this is how they are treated? They cant do anything for the developers but the least they could do is support Meego on the N900. Further, they're still releasing phones with the symbian OS which for all money is dead and buried. Very few developers will be game enough to write stuff worthy of the latest hardware on the newest Nokia symbian phones. Nokia continue to make poor decisions based on profit rather than repaying consumer loyalty. Maybe they would have been better off if they'd decided a long time ago to "pee in their pants for warmth" because right now to me it appears they're "s#!ting in their pants" instead and many loyal Nokia fans will walk away because they dont like the smell.
this is definately grat news! will try it once i get the chance. hopefully there will be flash 10 and better portrait support. the only things Maemo5 should improve on.
"It's what computers have become"
I don't seem to remember any computers with tiny screens back in the day.
You can't code a program on a smartphone so they will never be classed as computers.
Nokia has given an official answer to this. And it is that public WILL NOT get the dual booting. It's only for developers. Surely there WILL be a way to do this, but it will not be an official Nokia feature...
nokia should drop symbian n use meego on all phones. the n8 would have been better if it had meego
Wow, I got this phone, then they killed the OS immediately, thanks Nokia, I mean really, thanks.
I would love 2 give this a try, but have no idea how 2 go about doing it. Can some1 pls guide me on how 2 do this?
i hope this clears up a lot of the shortcomings of the n900. Will this OS give native mms support or do you have to wait another year for a programmer to write up a rough mms program? Will it give navigation? Will it give a way to clear user data off the phone without having to flash 2 programs using linux ?
Apart from the difference via will be in UI, will meego on N900 possess any true functionality over maemo?
In other words, on n900, what can meego do that you would not be able to do with maemo? Will for instance take n900 video recording to HD?