Mobile Open-source community flare-up

Less than two months have passed (which makes about six since Nokia made yet another announcement) since I first wrote about this.

Now it appears Nokia have moved firmly over to releasing handsets heavily biased (if not locked to) Windows Phone 7

Now officially titled “MeeGo“, I find it a little disheartening to find all clicks for maemo.nokia.com to now redirect to swipe.nokia.com (presumably advertising the “N9”)…

The main worry on the grapevine is that all the Open-Source flag-wavers, now eagerly awaiting the arrival of the (deceptively average-looking) N9, may find themselves with an unsupported handset / OS / etc shortly after purchase.
Here’s the twitter buzz.
Unfortunately (for some) there’s been a leaked video of an N9 apparently running Symbian: http://www.symbian-freak.com/news/011/05/hd_video_of__nokia_n9_gets_leaked_on_youtube.html

If the buzz proves true, it appears that Nokia have elected to make use of the WP7 OS for their high-end phones; pretty much the opposite of what’s suggested above. Time will tell whether they uphold their promise “to develop & support Symbian at least until 2016“…

Or they could all jump ship to the allegedly dual-booting “Loox F-07C”! Symbian Freak’s written about it too.

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7 responses to “Mobile Open-source community flare-up”

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  2. Nick says :

    (Update) …and now Google’s bought Motorola; who cares, right?! ;D

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  4. Nick says :

    Oh look at that: “Intel Drops MeeGo http://bit.ly/oMNuwM 11 minutes ago via http://twitter.com/slashdot

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