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N9 successor tipped: MeeGo, Maemo or just madness

N9 successor tipped: MeeGo, Maemo or just madness

MeeGo is dead, Nokia has basically said, and yet the Finnish company seems reluctant to let the "ex-platform" go. Finnish magazine Tietokone claims sources at a retailer and an operator, each working closely with Nokia, have confirmed there is an N9 successor on the roadmap, though exact details as to what the device might be are unknown.

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Intel may back off MeeGo development

Intel may back off MeeGo development

The future of the open-source MeeGo OS platform for mobile devices, once a joint effort between Intel and Nokia, continues to look dreary. Nokia has already abandoned ship for Microsoft, leaving Intel the lone parent of MeeGo, which will really need the support of the community now that Intel is reportedly also backing off on development for the platform.

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Nokia N9 official: 3.9-inch MeeGo smartphone

Nokia N9 official: 3.9-inch MeeGo smartphone

The Nokia N9 is official, the company's first MeeGo smartphone. Packing a 3.9-inch 854 x 480 AMOLED capacitive touchscreen into a monoblock polycarbonate chassis, the N9 has pentaband WCDMA for AT&T and T-Mobile USA 3G support, an 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus camera with 720p HD video recording, and a 1GHz OMAP3630 with PowerVR SGX530 graphics and 1GB of RAM.

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Nokia N9 “Lannku” Maemo 6 smartphone due June 21

Nokia N9 “Lannku” Maemo 6 smartphone due June 21

Nokia's new Maemo 6 device tipped for unveil tomorrow looks set to be the Nokia N9 "Lannku", according to some digging in the company's homepage. Buried in the Nokia Vietnam source is mention of the new handset linked to the June 21 event at Nokia Connection tomorrow, members of the Maemo forums spotted, expected to be a niche handset and the only one running the OS this year.

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Nokia Maemo 6 device on June 21 tips insider

Nokia Maemo 6 device on June 21 tips insider

Nokia's Maemo plans will see a final device running the OS launched on June 21, according to the latest batch of rumors, though the handset will be very much a niche product. Eldar Murtazin claims Nokia will produce a mere 92,000 units of the Maemo handset to satisfy all markets, a far cry from the sort of volumes the company usual expects.

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Nokia phone/tablet strategy leak alleges Windows 8 slates and Vanjoki “backup”

Nokia phone/tablet strategy leak alleges Windows 8 slates and Vanjoki “backup”

Details on Nokia's alleged phone and tablet strategy for 2012 and 2013 have emerged, suggesting that the company is indeed looking to Windows 8 for its slates and that Maemo 6 will be rolled out for one final hurrah before being effectively dropped. Arch insider Eldar Murtazin has spilt the beans, claiming that Nokia is looking to release 5-7 mid-to-high end Symbian^3 handsets in 2012, along with a single tablet.

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Firefox 4 for Android released: 3x faster than stock browser [Video]

Firefox 4 for Android released: 3x faster than stock browser [Video]

Mozilla has released Firefox 4 for Android, with the company promising that the new browser is up to three times faster than the stock Android browser. That's thanks to new JavaScript engine tweaks, but there's also support for tabbed browsing, Firefox Sync and add-ons.

Video demo after the cut

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Nokia “Harmattan” Maemo 6 device tipped for release

Nokia “Harmattan” Maemo 6 device tipped for release

Nokia's OS policy seemed, although somewhat controversial, pretty straightforward: S30/S40 on the phones, Windows Phone on the smartphones and MeeGo back in the lab working on what comes next. Now, though, it seems Nokia has another product running a different OS in the pipeline for 2011, a Maemo "Harmattan" 6 device "expected to raise the interest of the MeeGo community."

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MeeGo OS Concept For Tablets

MeeGo OS Concept For Tablets

With the Nokia and Microsoft partnership, the once promising MeeGo OS has been relegated to research and development status with very little chance of ever becoming a mainstream platform. However, that doesn't stop developers from continuing to think up new UI concepts for the OS such as the one shown below, designed by Jozef Kocúr.

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Intel Medfield smartphone prototype gets brief preview

Intel Medfield smartphone prototype gets brief preview

Squint, or you'll miss it. The tiny slab of shininess clutched in the hands of Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group, is apparently a Medfield based smartphone that, according to the Maemo forums, was shown off at an Intel sales conference last week.

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Nokia N900 gets Maemo update: Ovi Suite & extra speed

Nokia N900 gets Maemo update: Ovi Suite & extra speed

Nokia maintains that regular N900 users will be better served sticking with Maemo than trying to persuade them to jump the device to MeeGo, and it seems that the Finns are at least following up on their promises to maintain the open-source OS.  A new software version for the Nokia N900, v.20.2010.36-2, has been released, adding full Ovi Suite support and various bug fixes and speed improvements.

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Nokia: N900 MeeGo dual-boot isn’t for consumers

Nokia: N900 MeeGo dual-boot isn’t for consumers

News earlier that the Nokia N900 would be getting a dual-boot MeeGo option cheered up a lot of people, who had begun to suspect that the Finns intended to leave them and their open-source smartphone in the cold.  Now, however, the official word from Nokia has come through to The Nokia Blog that consumers still won't be offered a dual-boot option: it's only intended for developers to use.

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