MeeGo PR1.1 up for grabs: Swype for the Nokia N9

MeeGo PR1.1 up for grabs: Swype for the Nokia N9
Nokia has done its best to diminish the importance of its own Nokia N9 and switch the focus to the similar yet slightly downgraded version of the handset running under the Windows Phone platform. Nonetheless, the Finns stayed true to their promise and the first update for MeeGo on the N9 is already up for grabs

It doesn't bring any revolutionary new features, but mostly adds a nice polish to the already fluid MeeGo. Probably the biggest and most important novelty is the addition of Swype as an input option. There's also the possibility to shoot stills and video with filters, NFC tag reading capability that might be useful for some, handy music controls on the lock screen and a couple of others listed below:

  • NFC tag reading to instantly interact with NFC tags
  • Music controls on lock screen
  • Photo and video shooting with color filters: black & white, sepia, vivid, negative, solarize
  • More powerful multitasking with improved memory handling
  • Swype for fast typing
  • Faster MfE synch, synchronizing only active folders
  • Noise cancellation reduces background noise so that your friends hear you better
  • Close apps easily with swiping down, now on by default
  • New indicators for standby screen like charging and calendar etc.

The update will be rolling out in phases, so don't get discouraged if you don't see it yet – it should appear soon. In case you're wondering about the exact MeeGo version number after updating, that would be 20.2011.40-4.

source: Nokia via TheVerge

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  • Display 3.9" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I know the Nokia N9 is an amazing phone and I would love to have one, but in all seriousness, who bought it even after Stephan Elop himself killed the phone?

2. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Totally agree with you! I played around with one the other day! It's a great device, awesome camera, but I wouldn't spend my own money on one!

10. TheCellX

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Guys. Many of us, usually change cellphones every one or two years. So why is important to have a phone that will be supported forever? they said that will be supporting the device, and they are doing it. So i dont see a problem, buying a phone... that ok will be dead... but while is alive, we can really enjoy it.

12. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Good point. Same with Symbian... people are like "omigad dead OS", even if Symbian will have support at least untill 2016. Who will use the same smartphone for 4 years ?

4. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

what does muhannad mean

9. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

It's my real name, an Arab name which means "The Sword".

3. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

the world is full of fools. if people can buy expensive symbian devices, why cant they buy n9?

6. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Symbian is now outsourced to some company to maintain it, Nokia won't be doing that, so at least someone is backing up the platform...Meego had the bullet of mercy, Stephen Elop just simply killed it

5. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

You think you're smart because you have android/ios boy?

7. rafael.roque

Posts: 78; Member since: Jul 03, 2010

Having Symbian in the past, I can tell you that Meego is the best upgrade path for current Symbian users. The system is truly an evolution of what Symbian represented in the past; Innovation thru Independence :)... It's a shame that the upper management only got cleaned out for another set of wrong management that doesn't understand business beyond dollar signs.

8. kumarakam

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Here is a good ZDNet read for those who believes that Nokia made a good decision and people should just follow.http://www.zdnet.com/blog/cell-phones/nokia-lumia-800-and-n9-same-form-factor-different-audience/6870 In that article he compares Win7 & Meego on the similar hardware from Nokia I bought my N9 and I love it and agree with Mathew Miller at zdnet. This is not the first time or last time that a CIO will make stupid decisions and bring large corporations down.

11. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I can't entirely agree. I don't need fancy abilities of android. I feel good with Symbian. It gave me everything what I would possibly want from my device. Sat nav, great camera, plenty of apps (yes, there are plenty of apps, for everything you could possibly have on your android device...just look a little bit deeper in internet). Symbian may be no match for IOS or Android in terms of eye candy but it gets the job done properly. Especially those new handsets with 1 ghz processor and more ram. I know Meego is great. I will get N9 as soon as it will be available in my country:) It could be great successor of Symbian. "Killing" it was a horrible decision, but on the other hand, they couldn't afford sustain 3 systems. Meego, Symbian and W7. They choosed. Whether good or not, time will tell. But hey! it looks like, Meego was not killed entirelly. Updates will keep appearing and we got first of them. Nokia made a promise and they want to show they still have a honour or Meego is silent back-up for Finns in case something would go wrong with MS?

13. whatsa

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Supporting 3 OS's? This is where everyone is wrong... Symbian support and maintance is outsourced MS support is MS( does HTC support two os's? NO) Meego is mostly Intel with some integration ie Harmattan Actually, Nokias supported OS base workload has been drastically reduced. I think you will find this will allow nokia to focus more on great HW / services and integrating all the externally supported OS's it uses. The N9 is a fantastic phone it is so far beyond all other phones it is not funny... It has all the apps I want ( and they work) It is funny that the best people can do is say its dead (everything else is perfect) so is ios3 ios4.1 and nowhere to go but use what you have.

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