Nokia's MeeGo mobile computing platform demonstrated on video

Nokia's MeeGo mobile computing platform demonstrated on video
Nokia Blog has posted a developer's video that goes through some of the elements of MeeGo - the platform Nokia is counting on for its high-end handsets/mobile computers. It is "The first public demo of the MeeGo Touch Framework and handset UI running on a TI OMAP 4 processor." They do warn this is without the transition effects and animations added, so they can insure themselves why it doesn't look slick.

The contact list is shown in the video (called People), along with the Photo viewer, an integrated chat program, and some connectivity settings. We don't know about you, but nothing groundbreaking can be taken out of this short demonstration. We like the way the alphabetic scroll in the contacts list gets on top of the screen in landscape mode, but we can't call this innovative. This here, while minimalistic, doesn't look snappy or exciting, despite it being run on a dual-core TI OMAP4 prototype hardware.

It clearly needs more optimization and polishing, but maybe a video of it with all the graphics fireworks and additional functionalities will emerge in the next months to change that impression. Then Nokia will have to still attract developers and think about the apps, unless all the basics, and then some, will be included with MeeGo. This could prove a major source of headache for the new CEO Stephen Elop, and he might decide to scratch the whole thing altogether after a while.

source: NokiaBlog



1. NokTokDaddy

Posts: 21; Member since: May 12, 2010

Hmmm... Think I'll be sticking with Maemo5 on my N900 for a while yet, then. Why do people publish these uninspiring and dull previews of unfinished work for all to tear apart? I have every confidence that Meego will bring some amazing developments to mobile devices, but this video totally fails to show off that potential.

3. calamazoo unregistered

amen to that, brother, why is Nokia publishing such uninspiring previews?

6. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Nokia didn't publish this. Somebody else did. It was simply to show that MeeGo could run on a TI OMAP 4. That's it. Clearly it's not optimized to do so, but it's simply the fact that it CAN, which gives hope that we will see the combination at some point.

7. thatdude1 unregistered

Agreed. Nokia did not put this out, nor would they in this unfinished fashion.

2. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

Wow! Awesome! I'm gonna put my Droid Incredible on eBay right now so I'll have the money for 1 of these kick ass phones when Nokia finally ships one....

4. dmberta

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

I like where Android is going in terms of features. I dis-like that Iphones will always be missing the features that Apple hasn't deemed ready for the US consumer yet. I have liked how feature rich Nokia phones were in the past, however performance is becoming a larger factor than just pure versatility. If they(or whatever organization is doing the coding) keep re-writing their OS and putting things on low hardware, they're going to truly fall being because they will never be able to optimize. I would prefer more diversity but the signs for Nokia aren't very good right now.

5. Franco unregistered

You are right! I still waitting for a E9 or C9, because the lauch of weak hardware onboard of e7, n8 and c7 aren´t OK. I still stuck on a Samsung i8910 that has symbian in it.. thanks god they hacked the phone and it got a lot of tweaks and it´s fast as an eagle diving :) anlso great camera. Nokia is trying to get back with Meego, but, comm´on.... pick a descent memory and processor specs.. I love Nokia because the phone has complete solutions, since GPS, voice assist, wise contact manager, etc.. but Android keeps comming..

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