Ex-Nokia employees start company to produce MeeGo smartphones?
0. phoneArena 07 Jul 2012, 15:29 posted on
According to a new report, the a team of ex-Nokia employees is founding a new company to continue work on MeeGo, and produce new handsets...
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1. Jericho (unregistered)
This simply AWESOME!
And a slap on Nokia's(more like creepy elop's) face.
3. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
that would be a great development. Given how good the N9 was, i wash shocked nokia didn't give meego a chance to shine. Way to go guys, i'd really love to see what the next generation of meego has in store.
25. DavidS (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
Yup, I wish them best of luck. Too bad I sold my N9. I should've kept it.
39. pathmarkpolice (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 Feb 2009)
The n9 had the same problem as the n900: a lot of potential with flawed execution. I loved the phone...but the OS wasn't optimized for the hardware. It would lag at moments when it shouldn't have (sending text messages, having to wait for the keyboard to match my finger speed). I am going to be interested in seeing what they are able to churn out, but I don't have much hopes for it.
4. Aeires (unregistered)
I hope so, Meego had a fairly good developer base being established, shame to see an OS with so much potential fall by the wayside.
6. rnk.khch (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
It would be wonderful to see a new player in the game!!! Especially as it is from the heart of Nokia!!! Sad thing is that the OS is linux based!
10. rf1975 (Posts: 258; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
So what is the sad thing if it is linux based. Android also a linux based OS. I do not see any problem.
12. SleepingOz (unregistered)
That's exactly why he doesn't like Linux based OS!
35. rnk.khch (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
@ sleepingoz My Linux-based phones include, but are not limited to, an HTC Inspire, a Samsung Galaxy, and a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, as well as my most beloved phone of all time, the Nokia N9. I'm not sure what "that" is, but I am deeply in love with my N9, in particular, and it's smooth and wonderful OS, which is one of a kind and possibly the best according to many reviews!!!
27. rnk.khch (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
@rf1975 Don't get me wrong. The sad thing is the potentially low rate of success and the misnomer it has been given as the abandoned os or the abandoned child, not the OS itself. Every time I take my N9 out, friends joke with me about this. Competition might be harder in a mobile world dominated by the linux-based android. It may be harder to stand out. Otherwise there is nothing is nothing wrong with the OS. I love my N9 and will always cherish it as a piece of gem.
44. poddey (Posts: 77; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
A lot of people say Nokia should have bet on Android instead of WP. The fact that they, under Elop, didn't bet on their own homegrown Meego/Harmattan OS (developed jointly with Intel) is what I find sad.
58. rnk.khch (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
That's definitely true and very sad. If Nokia had heavily invested on Meego from the beginning, now it would have been in a much better condition in terms of income and market share. At that time Android market share was not as high as now, and Meego would have had a great chance to stand out and be a major player in the competition today.
But I wish them good luck, and I hope that the patents that were gifted to them today (by Nokia) would help them.
7. akita256 (Posts: 80; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)
Like to know how they plan to do that. I would assume Nokia owns the rights to MeeGo.....not ex-employees.
8. tedkord (Posts: 11985; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
MeeGo is licensed under GNU and free licensing terms.
11. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
Isn't the Swipe Harmattan UI still a Nokia property?
41. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
i think nokia will give(or will be forced to give) a free license for that because nokia has dicontinued using that technology
45. poddey (Posts: 77; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
I hope so. Meego without it looks a lot like Android.
I'm surprised Intel dumped it to develop the Touchwiz-looking Tizen with Samsung. Crazy when the Harmattan UI looks so good!
24. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)
but still in oreder to succeed they need a hardware aib
50. qwertypoor (Posts: 72; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)
Yea doesn't Nokia still own Meego and/or Intel hope Nokia uses it again after their contract is up
13. SleepingOz (unregistered)
That was a stupid move from Nokia to drop Meego.
Good luck Jolla!
14. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
This is rallya great news!! meego is a n awesome OS that the costumers and the developers can seebut nokia nokia cant see its potential!
this is truely amazing!! best of luck to jolla! but i hope the new meego smartphone wont infringe nokia's patents! theyshould make more elegant looking phones!
but since meego is a trade mark of nokia,,, i think they will use the "Jolla" as the new name of meego! :) a Jolla OS!!!
best of luck jolla!!! you got my support! make some more awesome looking mind blowing meego/jolla devices!!
15. allen83 (Posts: 107; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)
I would be really be happy to see another Meego phone. They should build a phone that would be nice and superp quality. Like for example making the audio good without distortion and the camera should also be also good and also the overall build it should be very stable in terms of drops and scratches.
Will wait for another Meego phone or the new Tizen phone. Thanks and good luck!
16. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)
It would be cool if blackberry dropped BB10 and picked up the Meego OS
29. rnk.khch (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
Very nice!!! That would definitely save blackberry's butt!!!
17. Droidude (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Jul 2010)
Yea, I would. It looked really promising. I was surprised that Nokia went with WP7 to be honest. I don't know the economics of all of it but it seems like Nokia should've persued it.