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MeeGo Tablet Could be the Real Deal

MeeGo Tablet Could be the Real Deal

Even if one could argue that Apple selling millions of iPads doesn't necessarily mean that there's a tablet market, if the intent of pretty much every tech company out there is any indicator, then there's definitely going to be one soon. And while we've already seen the conceptualized User Interface of the MeeGo tablet, it was far off from being an actual confirmation that a tablet running the new Operating System is on the way. But, thanks to The Wall Street Journal, that may have actually just happened.

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MeeGo UI Screenshots Break Cover, Due to Release in October [Video]

MeeGo UI Screenshots Break Cover, Due to Release in October [Video]

While some people may not look forward to their Wednesdays, we can't help but be excited about today due to the brand new MeeGo 1.1 User Interface screenshots that just made their way to the Internet. And, to make it better, today actually marks the first day of the MeeGo Handset User Experience Project, which seems to be designed to showcase MeeGo in its current form. Nokia is still planning on launching MeeGo 1.1 on Nseries devices later this year, and from what these screenshots show, they're doing well for themselves.

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Nokia confirms Nseries MeeGo move

Nokia confirms Nseries MeeGo move

Nokia has officially confirmed that it is, indeed, switching its high-end Nseries devices to the MeeGo operating system once the Nokia N8 is out of the way.  Reported yesterday by way of an aside from a Nokia Australia rep - and prompting doubt from many Nokia watchers - spokesperson Doug Dawson from the Finnish company told Reuters today that "Going forward, N-series devices will be based on MeeGo."

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Nokia Nseries to make MeeGo switch post N8?

Nokia Nseries to make MeeGo switch post N8?

Nokia has apparently confirmed that the N8 will be the last NSeries device from the Finnish company to run Symbian, with all future NSeries handsets switching to the MeeGo platform they're working on in collaboration with Intel.  The news comes from Nokia Australia, who told CNet Australia that Symbian^3 and its successor, Symbian^4, will be used primarily on the XSeries and ESeries of handsets.

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Nokia tablet in testing ahead of Q4 2010 launch?

Nokia tablet in testing ahead of Q4 2010 launch?

Nokia's tablet ambitions have once again reared their head, with a little more grist for the rumor mill.  According to DigiTimes' sources at component manufacturers, Nokia has apparently produced "about 100 engineering samples" of a tablet device which it will be using for testing; the tablet has a 7- or 9-inch touchscreen, they believe, and is manufactured by Foxconn.  The rumors follow earlier talk of a "large screen" device with OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics for gaming.

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MeeGo Tablet UI gets video walkthrough

MeeGo Tablet UI gets video walkthrough

MeeGo-based tablets were a small but significant cohort at Computex recently, but while we've seen brief demos of the hardware we're yet to see a full walkthrough of the tablet-centric build of the OS.  Over at YouTube there's a new video demo of a MeeGo pre-alpha, showing how the platform handles a reasonably-sized, multitouch capable touchscreen display, and the good news is that even at this early stage it looks pretty impressive.

Video demo after the cut

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MeeGo Smartphone UI guidelines detailed

MeeGo Smartphone UI guidelines detailed

We've already seen Nokia and Intel's plans for the MeeGo UI for netbooks, but so far the smartphone UI has been something of a mystery.  Now, thanks to a prematurely posted - and since yanked - document titled "MeeGo Handset Interaction Guidelines" (which is still available to view through Google's cache), we know that the MeeGo team have been studying Android and webOS for some of their inspiration.

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Nokia N9 and mysterious S-series outed in roadmap leak

Nokia N9 and mysterious S-series outed in roadmap leak

Nokia's plans for their handset future have leaked, courtesy of a house-shaped diagram that showed up in the mobile-review forums.  The document, which appears to be part of an internal presentation, details everything from the basic entry-level Cseries and Eseries models, through midrange Cseries, Eseries and Xseries phones, up to the flagship N8 and hitherto-unconfirmed Nokia N9, with an Sseries "chimney" too.

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MeeGo gets serious: Wistron, Quanta & CZC tablets spied [Video]

MeeGo gets serious: Wistron, Quanta & CZC tablets spied [Video]

Intel are going full steam ahead with MeeGo at Computex this week, with multiple name-checks for the open-source OS during the keynote and several manufacturers implicated in pushing out MeeGo-based devices.  In among the Oak Trail/Canoe Lake information was confirmation that Acer will be developing MeeGo tablets and netbooks, while there are brief details on Quanta's Redvale MeeGo tablet, together with the Wistron W1 and CZC P10T tablets spotted by Carrypad on show at the Intel booth.

Demo video after the cut

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Nokia to use ARM chip in first MeeGo device

Nokia to use ARM chip in first MeeGo device

We have already talked about Nokia's MeeGo OS on a few occasions. Last week we learned that MeeGo v1.0 for netbooks and the Nokia N900 smartphone had launched. Nokia is expecting MeeGo to be adopted by other manufactures wince the OS is offered as an open source option for devices.

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MeeGo v1.0 for netbooks and N900 launches, gets video demo

MeeGo v1.0 for netbooks and N900 launches, gets video demo

MeeGo v1.0 for netbooks and the Nokia N900 has now been released, complete with Qt 4.6 support, the MeeGo SDK with an integrated application development environment, and various other OS tools.  The MeeGo experience is centered around the Myzone, with various social networking, email, calendar and contacts widgets; these aggregate content from multiple networks, together with synchronized calendar, tasks, appointments and recently used files.

Video demo after the cut

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Nokia N900 gets Maemo 1.2 update; official MeeGo a no-go

Nokia N900 gets Maemo 1.2 update; official MeeGo a no-go

Nokia's N900 has just been gifted a software update, though it's not the MeeGo v1.0 firmware we're waiting for (more bad news about that after the cut).  Maemo 5 version 1.2 (v10.2010.19-1) is out in the UK today and will go global by the end of the week; it boosts email support, adds Facebook IM chat, video calling and portrait-orientation browsing, together with tweaking Nokia Ovi Maps.

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