Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Peter Clarke
User Rank
Author
re: MeeGo smartphone firm emerges from Nokia
Peter Clarke   7/24/2012 12:25:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Well the plan seems to be that Jolla will tske a white-box phone and put its OS ontop and sell the phone by the millions through D.Power. We will see if it works.

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Author
re: MeeGo smartphone firm emerges from Nokia
Peter Clarke   7/24/2012 12:25:02 PM
NO RATINGS
The word was that there was nothing wrong with MeeGo but Microsoft paid $1 billion to persuade Nokia to drop MeeGo OS and go with Windows Phone OS.

Juho L
User Rank
Author
re: MeeGo smartphone firm emerges from Nokia
Juho L   7/24/2012 5:40:32 AM
NO RATINGS
I think the main reason was that the deal with Microsoft was made in order to save in software development costs. MeeGo was actually very well received amongst critics and was acclaimed to be the best Nokia smartphone OS to date and serious challenger to iOS and Android. Unfortunately the Nokia lead didn't believe in MeeGo and signed the deal with Microsoft. Elop even kindly slandered MeeGo, which was probably the most bizarre brain fart of a CEO. A cool way to say "thanks" to hundreds of engineers that worked years on that product. MeeGo was killed right after its birth and the rest is history: Nowadays Nokia is a dying company in a life-support married to Microsoft. I wish Jolla to succeed and make clear that the whole Microsoft fiasco was a huge miscalculation on behalf of Elop and other Nokia management.

GREATTerry
User Rank
Author
re: MeeGo smartphone firm emerges from Nokia
GREATTerry   7/24/2012 4:26:32 AM
NO RATINGS
Is there any fatal weakness on MeeGo that forced Nokia to make such a painful decision in 2011? It is still good have one more competing OS in the market.

Sanjib.A
User Rank
Author
re: MeeGo smartphone firm emerges from Nokia
Sanjib.A   7/24/2012 3:07:03 AM
NO RATINGS
Actually I meant "If Jolla succeeds..." above. The automatic spell checker did not like it even after I corrected that. :)

eewiz
User Rank
Author
re: MeeGo smartphone firm emerges from Nokia
eewiz   7/24/2012 2:09:48 AM
NO RATINGS
Most Android phone vendors pay Microsoft Tax of 5-15$/phone for patents. So less expensive than Android is definitely possible, atleast till MS sues them. Personally I feel, they should just go ahead and license the OS to all the chinese vendors than trying to build a phone themselves.

selinz
User Rank
Author
re: MeeGo smartphone firm emerges from Nokia
selinz   7/23/2012 7:57:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Will they be able to develop the software such that it is less expensive than a more capable windows or android license fee? Dubious.

Sanjib.A
User Rank
Author
re: MeeGo smartphone firm emerges from Nokia
Sanjib.A   7/23/2012 5:20:46 PM
NO RATINGS
This is a brave move by the Meego folks. Good to see the confidence in the team and they might prove Nokia's decision of abandoning Meego wrong, though I feel it is greatly challenging job to compete against Andriod, Apple. If Julia succeeds, it will be interesting to see how Nokia responds. Are they getting the phone hardware from Nokia?



Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Awesome 3D Electronic Sculptures
Max Maxfield
9 comments
I recently received an email from someone we'll call Martin (because that's his name). Martin's message was short and sweet. In its entirety it read: "You need to see this!"

Jack Ganssle, Embedded.com

Processor Pinups
Jack Ganssle, Embedded.com
4 comments
My wife and I joke about our “adult” magazines. For her, those are the publications about beading. For me, they’re tool catalogs and Fine Woodworking magazine. The latter ...

Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor

Add USB Battery Charging Protocols to an Android-Based Design
Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor
Post a comment
Editorial Note: Excerpted from Unboxing Android: A hands on approach with real world examples, by Rajaram Regupathy, the author takes you through the process incorporating effective power ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll