Nokia N9 Brings MeeGo to Life
Dead In The Water
Don't get me wrong, I kind of like what I see here (except those sharp corners). I just can't see developers writing cool applications, so I'd be relying on Nokia alone for developer support.
Nokia chose not to jump into Meego, instead choosing WP7. This phone is obsolete before it's ever released 😢.
I wonder if there's a scenario where Nokia could hand the reigns to another manufacturer. It's an open platform, but Nokia does have their own flavor of it, and obviously a lot of engineers devoted to it. Perhaps those assets could be spun off or sold?
Sorry, when did Nokia say that it will drop support for MeeGo? Also, Intel has reiterated its support for the OS, so doesn't the lend credence to the idea that there *some* kind of ecosystem will evolve?
Technically, Nokia didn't drop Meego, but they relegated it to an "experimental platform" and they admitted that they won't produce too many Meego devices. That kind of product/platform positioning means it will never be more than a niche market.
There will be some kind of ecosystem, but not the kind that attracts developers, nor regular consumers, for that matter. The sad fact is that Nokia is intentionally letting this platform fail.
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