MeeGo 1.0 Available for Nokia N900
May 26, 2010, 11:19 PM by Philip Berne
MeeGo, the open source, Linux-based operating system that combines Intel's Moblin project and Nokia's Maemo smartphone OS, is now available for the Nokia N900. Though Nokia said yesterday on its official blog that it will not be offering a full scale commercial upgrade for the Nokia N900, the MeeGo group has released the MeeGo v1.0 Core Software Platform, which supports the N900 in addition to a number of Intel Atom based netbooks. The MeeGo v1.0 release includes a 2D / 3D graphics stack, Qt 4.6, media frameworks and a next generation file system. Voice and data connectivity, in addition to Bluetooth compatibility, are also part of the release. Nokia will continue to support Maemo on the N900, as evidenced by a software update to version 1.2 released yesterday.
Jolla Pushing Sailfish OS 2.0 to Early Adopters
Jolla today began distributing Sailfish OS 2.0 to members of its early access group. Jolla, a company formed by former Nokia employees, first revealed Sailfish OS 2.0 in March.
Microsoft Updates Nokia X Platform
Though Microsoft plans to eventually can the Nokia X platform, the company today announced an update that adds several new features to the operating system. According to Microsoft, the improved OS now includes an app switcher for multitasking.
Microsoft Debuts Entry-Level Nokia 130 Handset
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 130, a simple, inexpensive handset meant for first-timers and emerging markets. The candybar-style phone runs the Series 30 platform and includes a 1.8-inch screen, stereo headphone jack, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for memory cards up to 32GB.
Jolla's Sailfish OS Gains a Second Edition
Jolla today announced Sailfish OS 2.0, which brings a handful of improvements to the smartphone platform. To start, the OS is more compatible with Android applications thanks to a stronger technical core.