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No Nokia N9 for US as MeeGo plans stay minimal

No Nokia N9 for US as MeeGo plans stay minimal

The chances of you getting a Nokia N9 look to be considerably reduced this morning, with confirmation that the company has no plans to offer the MeeGo smartphone in the US. Nokia has been cagey regarding release dates for some time now, finally admitting to Engadget that the mid-September countdown - which has since been taken down anyway - doesn't apply to would-be buyers in the US. Meanwhile, the Finns are still refusing to pin down UK availability too.

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Nokia N9 Official Countdown Begins With 49 Days Until Launch

Nokia N9 Official Countdown Begins With 49 Days Until Launch

The official countdown page for the much anticipated Nokia N9 MeeGo handset is now live. Showing 49 days left, the clock confirms a mid-September launch, although that date may only be for its release in some European markets. A US release has still not been confirmed.

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Android “openness” a myth say researchers

Android “openness” a myth say researchers

Android's much-vaunted "open source" credentials do not mean the OS is "open", researchers have suggested, finding that Google's platform is actually severely lacking in comparison to other open-source software. Google's refusal to release a public roadmap, unilinear development decisions and "closed contributions process model" all leave it behind rivals like MeeGo and Symbian, VisionMobile concludes, with Android's success being attributed more to Google's deep pockets and a general fear of Apple dominance than anything else.

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Nokia working on another MeeGo device tips insider

Nokia working on another MeeGo device tips insider

Nokia reportedly has one further MeeGo device in the pipeline, set to follow the Nokia N9. The Nokia MeeGo developer team is still active, NetbookNews' source inside the company tells them, and preparing at least one more device running the open-source OS, though it's unclear whether that will be another smartphone or a MeeGo-based tablet.

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ASUS Eee PC X101 with MeeGo gets official listing

ASUS Eee PC X101 with MeeGo gets official listing

ASUS' MeeGo-running Eee PC X101 has found itself an official product page, ahead of the 1.5GHz Intel Atom Oak Trail 1.33 GHz Intel Atom N435 ultraportable's release later this month. The 10.1-inch netbook has a 1024 x 600 display, 1GB of RAM as standard (2GB max) and an 8GB SSD, humble specs but probably sufficient for the MeeGo OS it's loaded with.

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Nokia N9 due September 19 in Switzerland

Nokia N9 due September 19 in Switzerland

The Nokia N9 has been dated for its Swiss release, with carrier Orange confirming that the MeeGo smartphone is expected to go on sale on September 19. Pricing for the 3.9-inch touchscreen handset is yet to be announced, though the assumption is that it will be reasonably affordable on-contract.

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MeeGo Tegra 2 drivers could end Android monopoly on NVIDIA SoC

MeeGo Tegra 2 drivers could end Android monopoly on NVIDIA SoC

NVIDIA has potentially given MeeGo a shot in the arm, with the release of a set of drivers for the Tegra 2 that will allow ports of the OS to run just as Android already does. The new drivers, MeeGo Experts reports, should see Tegra 2 based tablets and phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the T-Mobile G2x able to run the open-source platform.

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Nokia N9 clears FCC with teardown gallery and user guide

Nokia N9 clears FCC with teardown gallery and user guide

Nokia's N9 has crossed the FCC and, as is traditional, splayed its guts for all to see. Unsurprisingly, Nokia has had to do a lot of work to get everything to fit inside its narrow polocarbonate casing, though the N9 still gets pentaband WCDMA connectivity when rivals are still bumbling along with support for a mere two or three bands.

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Apple contributes to Nokia’s €430m patent settlement income

Apple contributes to Nokia’s €430m patent settlement income

With Nokia's Q2 2011 financial results painting a picture of a company weeping money while it desperately retools, there was one glimmer of hope amid the misery. Having beaten Apple in the courts back in June over patent licensing issues, and secured not only a one-time payment but ongoing fees, Nokia declared approximately €430m ($611m) in IPR royalty income, something CEO Stephen Elop described as having "validated" the company's legal strength.

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Android legal losses reportedly prompt exodus to Windows Phone and MeeGo

Android legal losses reportedly prompt exodus to Windows Phone and MeeGo

HTC's recent legal loss in the ITC Apple patent case, along with Microsoft's aggressive patent push amid Android OEMs, has reportedly left manufacturers increasingly wary of Google's open-source OS. According to the 21st Century Business Herald, growing Chinese brands like ZTE and Huawei are looking to adopt Windows Phone Mango either as a placatory measure toward Microsoft or the first step in a transition from over-reliance on Android. However, the platform spat could also have an unlikely beneficiary: MeeGo.

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Nokia N9 nine second adverts leave us briefly wanting MeeGo [Video]

Nokia N9 nine second adverts leave us briefly wanting MeeGo [Video]

Nokia has released a series of new videos squeezing adverts for the N9 into a mere nine seconds, pushing the idea of the MeeGo handset being particularly convenient and easy to use. The six clips - which you can see after the cut - give a very brief view of Swype, browsing, social media, maps, the camera, and the N9's "all-screen design."

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Nokia commits to N9 support; “several” updates in pipeline

Nokia commits to N9 support; “several” updates in pipeline

Nokia has confirmed it plans to support the MeeGo-based N9 "for years" and that the company's software engineers have "several SW updates" planned for the niche handset. Nokia head of portfolio management, Klas Ström, took to Twitter to assuage concerns over the N9's longevity, with would-be buyers seemingly keen to pick up the smartphone but wary of Nokia's change of allegiance to Windows Phone.

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