MeeGo head, team leave Nokia, it’s the end of the platform

MeeGo head, team leave Nokia, it’s the end of the platform
Yesterday, we saw MeeGo version 1.3 roll out to the handful of users who picked a Nokia N9 despite Nokia selling it in very limited markets, and today we hear about the head of the MeeGo project, Sotiris Makrygiannis, along with his fellow team members leaving the Finns.

Makrygiannis and his team are the people behind the Nokia N9, which brought that unique unibdoy polycarbonate design later to the Lumia series. Some of the most advanced and experimental Nokia devices like N770, N800, N810, N900 and N950 are all their creation. Those were among the first “Internet tablets” for Nokia, showing us what the future could look like, so there is definitely a lot to thank the team for. Maemo forums currently holds a thread where various people can join in and send their 'Thank you' and best wishes to that great team.

What’s left of MeeGo, is now controlled by Samsung and Intel with their upcoming Tizen operating system. So, that’s one direction where this team could go.

It seems that the exodus of talent from Nokia is only accelerating in the last months, as the Windows Phone strategy picked by chief executive Stephen Elop practically killed all other development at Nokia, but so far fails to give meaningful sales to make up for dying Symbian.

source: Maemo forums

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21 Comments

1. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

ahh back in Nokia's days of glory if Nokia ever reads this listen to your fans no one wants WP they all want maemo and Intel based phones it is certainly more capable than windows phone and so far it's been more successful despite no ads nothing limited countries listen to the people Nokia

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

correct but certianly not more powerfull then WP from any espect and nokia had no time for maturing the meego after N9 they already on fire

21. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

why dont nokia make a special edition which triple boots symbian meego and wp. its sure to grab attention from users

20. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

Triple boot phone with symbian, meego, and wp ?

2. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

There goes an amazing platform much more worthy than Symbian

7. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

The n900 launched a few days after I bought my Nokia n97 . N900 is a way more capable device . *regret

3. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I hope the CEO after Steven Elop is more considerate and uses more than one OS

10. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1246; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Expecting Mercy from an arrogant + man-eating + terrorist is somewhere possible, than expecting this change from that Tr0janHor$e Fl0p...

4. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Its elop who should've left in their place.

5. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

RIP Nokia. u r dead now

6. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Its sad, a company is great only due to its talented employees, now Nokia is losing them. Can't they handle a small team its easy cut down elop's salary. Here goes my hopes of Linux disruption from Nokia.

8. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

So what's their Backup Plan? Can't be Symbian or Meego since they're both Dead.

16. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

a new linux based OS maybe

18. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i think the smarterphone OS...

9. sudhar131998

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Dear Mr.Stephen Elop If Mr.Peter Chou (HTC's CEO) can use both Android and Windows phone while also using their own OS for HTC smart like Symbian Then you can use Android at the same time too. But leaving maemo os in the dust will slow you down how about making Trizen OS arrive as an update to nokia n9 since it is the same os as meego and try your best to make windows phone the best Good luck!!!

11. imran_khan0786

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Should be android. But I need good hardware which only Nokia can give. I love nokia.

12. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Nokia N9-most innovative nokia phone ever.

17. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

n9 is last dude ... sad news

13. Aeires unregistered

N9 is a beauty, Nokia screwed up big time. Meego has the potential to be the next Android with all the developer potential.

14. vishalvenky

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

V all knew this.. Nokia did a bad decision by going to win7/8 phones.. if they had created 1.Myriad Alien Dalvik (android apps compatable layer) 2.apps for maemo and meego rather than windows 3.improved OS with some extra fittings like pure view,dual/quad core support etc i bet Google would have had a tough battle with maemo and meego.. i own the third device(moreover its a "BEAST") in the pic("proud" to say it) and how many know that it can control a PS Sixaxis controller??(and android is still struggling to do it).. that too in 2009!! with an PC on par browser!!.. Nokia were very very ahead with an excellent OS..anyways wishing luck for Nokia with WP..

19. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Once again unprofessional article from Victor. First of all, maemo/meego team doesnt have anything to do with hardware or design. All they do, is OS software. Nokia has design team which takes care of all those cute devices. Chief designer Marko Ahtisaari and his team is currently working with wp8 devices. What comes to that forum troll statemant "people want maemo/meego", "listen to people". Thats what Nokia is doing. Feedback and consumer requests clearly shows out, that people wants windows phones instead of meego devices like N9.

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