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Nokia’s N9 MeeGo handset heading to Mexico

Nokia’s N9 MeeGo handset heading to Mexico

Nokia has been limiting the planned distribution for its N9 MeeGo smartphone, having officially announced that the handset would not be sold in the US, the UK, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. But surprisingly, the Nokia N9 will be making its way to Mexico. This should come to the delight of MeeGo fans here in the states that have had thoughts of acquiring the device abroad. Now, you won't have to travel so far.

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Samsung eyeing Intel’s MeeGo tip insiders

Samsung eyeing Intel’s MeeGo tip insiders

Samsung is tipped to be considering taking the lead on MeeGo development, stepping into the shoes vacated by Nokia. No official announcement has been made, but both MeeGo Experts and NetbookNews claim numerous insiders have confirmed to them that the Korean firm - which is known to be placing extra emphasis on software acquisitions and mergers in an attempt to boost its "competitiveness" - is a strong candidate for working with Intel on the open-source platform.

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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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Samsung N102 to be N100 Meego clone with Windows 7 onboard

Samsung N102 to be N100 Meego clone with Windows 7 onboard

The Samsung N100 netbook has been known about for while now. The netbook is a little offering that will run the Meego OS rather than Windows. Those that were interested in the N100 for a hardware standpoint, but didn't like the idea of Meego will want to check out the Samsung N102. This tablet is a clone of the N100 with the key difference that the N102 runs Windows 7 starter.

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Nokia confirms no N9 for UK either

Nokia confirms no N9 for UK either

As feared, Nokia has confirmed that it has no current plans to offer the N9 smartphone in the UK, following news yesterday that the MeeGo handset would not be getting an official US release either. The Finnish company told paidContent that, while Nokia acknowledged "the very positive reception" the N9 received, it nonetheless had no intention of actually putting it on sale.

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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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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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