Nokia kills its unborn child Meltemi

Nokia kills its unborn child Meltemi
We’ve only heard rumors about Nokia’s Meltemi operating system - said to be a Linux-based platform, it was supposed to end up on phones cheaper than the cheapest Androids and Windows Phone devices, but still offer more functionality than Series 40. Now, without even going official, rumors say that effort has been axed by Nokia.

On yesterday’s conference call, Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop mentioned that the company never announced anything under the Meltemi name, but did say that the Finns are indeed killing some development projects.

Officially, of course, Nokia didn’t even mention the name of the platform, as it never has. Sources however agree that Meltemi was ditched, even though elements of the platform might make it in other Nokia projects.

Nokia kills Meltemi in another huge restructuring effort, after the company said it is again changing top management to now include almost none of the previous executives that made the core of Nokia. Elop fired such Nokia veterans as Mary McDowell who headed the feature phone department of the company, and markets unit chief Niklas Savander. Also, it’s cutting 10,000 jobs, shutting down its Salo manufacturing plant and cutting close to the bone on R&D.

At the same time, Nokia confirmed its commitment to its feature phone platforms Series 30 and 40. Just last week, the company brought the Nokia Asha 311 and other completely touch based feature phones.

Meltemi is the latest own Nokia software effort that the company is ditching, after last year it let go off MeeGo, its hope for comeback in platforms. Now, as we’ve heard before, Nokia is placing all chips on Windows Phone, and there is no plan B. This however seems to worry investors who are quickly fleeing from Espoo stock. Yesterday’s bad news again forced the company’s shares down by around 16%.

source: AllThingsD

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21 Comments

1. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

There is already enough competition. There is really no need for a new OS. Nokia did a Good movie by stopping the development.

12. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

the more the merrier.

2. fur0n

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Windows mobile won't have as many features as android

3. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Cave prople will never know its WINDOWS PHONE

13. allen83

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

windows phone will never be that successful to the likes of android or ios.

15. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

and what's your basis, are you a prophet? Guess what, for it's start, and gaining a small percentage of the strong existing market, and continuous growth of popularity and users, it's possible to overcome iOS in few years. And that prediction is based on their continuous growth by other analysts.

19. allen83

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

whatever neutral guy. It will be successful after 10 years

18. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

Oh Yeah, but windows will

4. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

So much for restructuring. When i saw the Asha 311, I thought that was Meltemi supposed to be, but its S40 series. Now we hear it was axed so it makes sense. There's only two departments now. Windows Phone & Series 40. Whereas Samsung has, Android, Windows Phone, Bada, Tinzen and others you may know. Currently i'm using Linux Mint 12 on my notebook. I'm loving it. Looking forward to Linux Mint 13 download and Windows 8 Release Preview next week.

5. TerryQu

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

Isn't that a slightly insensitive headline...? Funny all the same :]

6. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

There is no Plan B, Stephen Elop's Plan A is to sell Nokia to Microsoft and get a huge money and settle. If that happen how cheap trick MS is playing.

7. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Elop shoud be fired. Has anybody thought of that?

8. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Well done Tr0jan H0rse.... Fire all those Nokia Veterans who are shameless to work sincerely for NOKIA, even after knowing Nokia was given pois0n by the TROJANS... On a serious note, killing a Linux project by an ex-M$ employee is expected... But calling it as restructuring and s40 is way extra-ordinarily good is A BIG FAT LIE, which only who are as MAD as NOKIA management can believe.... OMG... Now even GOD can't save N0kia...

9. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Nokia now is like watching a car crashing in slow motion video .. what makes me crazy is that the driver intentionally hits the car and destroy it .. This is the great Stephan Elop. I can simply say that Nokia will die, and the only one responsible is the Finns because they give their country's flag ship to MS bastard.. Elop. Finns you deserve that, but we (Nokia Fans) never deserve losing our dreamy brand.. I hate you both.

10. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU~!... DAFUQ elop you are destroying nokia!... if i see this guy i will kill him... xD

11. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Nokia has 2 major objectives 1. Get rid of Elop 2. Develop a new open source OS Without this the future seems to be very dark for the company.

14. ehas423

Posts: 18; Member since: May 24, 2012

Well if there is one thing Nokia is really good at, it's killing its own OS. Symbian, meego, maemo and now this. *sigh* Goodluck with you Nokia I really hope you'll survive this.

16. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

"Nokia kills its unborn child Meltemi" hahaha! I laughed when I read the headline, keep it up phonearena! Well, nokia aborting Meltemi would be a good choice for them if they already knew what's about to happen if they give birth to it.

17. zaiful75

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

Nokia..use Android..this the only way u can make money..

20. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

only if they get rid of elop...

21. JaqenHghar

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

I am sure this brilliant idea had never come into their minds.

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