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Meego 1.2 drops for chosen few Nokia N9 owners

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Meego 1.2 drops for chosen few Nokia N9 owners
There’s a poignant bit of news – MeeGo, Nokia’s promising but stillborn mobile operating system, is getting updated to version 1.2 today. So if you picked one of these up (that required some tricky importing if you live in the U.S.) be sure to grab that 284MB OTA update that’s waiting for you and try it out.

The update enables video chat, cut and paste, and iOS-like folders on the N9. Our review of the N9 was quite positive, with the one glaring exception that MeeGo was a doomed ecosystem once Nokia chose to go with Windows phone as their exclusive smartphone OS of the future. Ironically some reports indicate that the N9 may have outsold Nokia’s WP7 handsets in 2011, although it got an earlier launch, so that’s not an apples to apples comparison.

In short, the 1.2 update makes MeeGo and the N9 even better for the lucky few who got their hands on one, but mostly serves to underscore what almost was. Still, we commend Nokia for taking care of the customers who purchased an N9, and for those who have one and are concerned about its future longevity, apparently you will be able to load Android ICS on the device soon, allowing a glimpse at a sort of alternate present where Nokia chose Android rather than WP7.

Regardless, if you have an N9 we’d love to hear your impressions of the 1.2 MeeGo update, so let us know in the comments section what you think of it.

source: Engadget, My Nokia Blog

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posted on 27 Feb 2012, 13:40

1. jellmoo (Posts: 2044; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

The update hasn't appeared for me as of yet. If it's rolling out region by region, it may hit me late as i am in Canada.

Very much looking forward to it though.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 13:53 2

2. ilia1986 (unregistered)

N9 phone custom made by Nokia, has MeeGo, a not very popular operating system to say the least. Was on the market for only several months. Bought by maybe 100k people. Has an ICS port coming for it very soon.

iPhone 4. Made by Apple with a Samsung-made A4 chip. Has a very very popular operating system. Was on the market since mid-2010. Bought by millions. No Android port exists.

The world is just an unfair and cruel place, I'm telling you.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 15:31

3. gevvyd (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)

I hope Phonearena does a review of Meego 1.2. Im thinking about buying nokia n9....from what I saw in a recent review the gestures doesnt work at times..is it true?????(any n9 user)

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 08:36

5. HamidZ123 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)

i have a nokia n9 and its swiping gestures work perfect but runing an android os ..... doubt it. it will not be as much fun as the meego os

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 16:13

4. hakrloko (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

not videocall... thks...!

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