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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 8 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 8 2010

Oh my goodness, did you know that Rovio pulls in $1 Million bucks a month just in advertising revenue for their Angry Birds Android version? Oh man, did you know tomorrow is the first day you'll be able to pre order a Notion Ink Adam? How about the new Google Chrome OS Cr-48 notebook, did you know you can get one for free (just so long as you answer some well-placed questions)? There's a LOT of things you're about to learn, all of it on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Nokia focusing on UI dynamics for MeeGo; needs to “regain the imagination”

Nokia focusing on UI dynamics for MeeGo; needs to “regain the imagination”

Nokia SVP of Design Marko Ahtisaari has admitted that the company still needs "to somehow regain the imagination," though as always that route won't involve Android. "We'll go where we can add value," Ahtisaari said at LeWeb 2010 this morning, "that's not the case at the moment with Android." Instead, Nokia's design team is focused on new homescreen paradigms ahead of MeeGo's launch in 2011, with Ahtisaari arguing that the UI dynamics of iOS, Symbian and Android aren't quite there yet.

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MeeGo 1.1 handset build gets new video demo

MeeGo 1.1 handset build gets new video demo

The MeeGo team has already promised that there won't be any new devices running the open-source OS launched at the MeeGo Conference this week, but that hasn't stopped them showing off the latest build of the OS. Carrypad shot some footage of a Moorestown-based AAVA smartphone running MeeGo 1.1, and while it's still far from ready for the public, it's certainly come on well from when we last saw it.

Video demo after the cut

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Symbian UI overhaul due early 2011; Nokia CEO will talk “connected lifestyle devices” at MWC

Symbian UI overhaul due early 2011; Nokia CEO will talk “connected lifestyle devices” at MWC

Nokia expects to update the UI of its Symbian devices in early 2011, with a new portrait-orientation QWERTY keyboard and split-screen text input, as part of an attempt to improve "the visual appeal of the graphics" and hopefully win back a few hearts. That's the message from Jo Harlow, Nokia's Senior VP of Symbian Smartphones, who told Engadget that the move to bring Symbian development back in-house will lead to faster iterative developments for handsets like the N8, C7 and E7. Meanwhile there's also talk of MeeGo's potential, and not just for smartphones.

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Sprint pledge MeeGo support

Sprint pledge MeeGo support

A common criticism for Nokia in the US is that the company fails to collaborate sufficiently with the carriers, thus seeing its handsets marginalized in favor of rival phones.  It seems Intel and Nokia aren't willing to let that be the fate of MeeGo, however; they've thrown in with Sprint at the carrier's annual developer conference, where the operator confirmed it would be looking to leverage the open-source OS "across an array of devices."

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