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Nokia is finally ready to put the last nail in Symbian’s coffin

October 7th, 2013

As Nokia has gradually converted to the Windows Phone platform, the Symbian and MeeGo operating systems have begun to fade from public consciousness. In what might be the death knell for both, Nokia has been emailing developers to alert them that it will no longer support Symbian or MeeGo after 2013 ends, according to Maemo.org. …

Samsung looks beyond Android

May 8th, 2012

Android has been good to Samsung. Very, very good. Samsung recently reported its second consecutive quarter of record earnings, thanks in no small part to its wildly popular line of Android-powered Galaxy smartphones. The South Korea-based vendor also just took the wraps off its next-generation flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III. While the device …

MeeGo gets a stay of execution? Two new Nokia MeeGo phones reportedly in the works

March 28th, 2012

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop had several tough decisions to make when he came on board and replaced former chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo. Of course the biggest shift for Elop’s Nokia came in mid-February last year when the company confirmed that the burning platform had scorched MeeGo, and Nokia planned to dump its Linux-based mobile operating system …

Intel kills MeeGo in favor of Tizen

September 28th, 2011

Intel announced on Wednesday that it will be shifting its efforts from MeeGo to the new “Tizen” mobile operating system recently announced by The Linux Foundation. The move is in line with reports from early September that suggested Intel would move on due to a lack of consumer enthusiasm surrounding the OS. Nokia launched the …

Intel to bail on MeeGo OS, report claims

September 5th, 2011

Intel plans to discontinue development of its MeeGo operating system for the time being due to a lack of enthusiasm for the platform, DigiTimes reported on Friday. Citing multiple anonymous industry sources, the report claims Intel will instead focus on “handset platforms to be paired with either Android or Windows Phone in 2012.” Nokia had initially …

Nokia N9 will not launch in the United States

August 9th, 2011

Nokia confirmed on Tuesday that its flagship MeeGo-powered N9 smartphone will not launch in the United States. Nokia reached out to Engadget with the official statement on the matter: After the very positive reception to the launch of the Nokia N9, the product is now being rolled out in countries around the world. At this …

Android least open of open source platforms, report says

August 4th, 2011

Android may be an open source operating system, but it’s not as open as other platforms according to a new research report from VisionMobile. The research firm compared Android, Eclipse, Firefox, the Linux kernel, MeeGo, Qt and Symbian and found that, of those open source environments, Android was the least “open.” According to the report’s …

Nokia may slash prices across entire cell phone line this fall

July 18th, 2011

Nokia plans to drop prices across its entire product line this September in an attempt to bolster sales, industry insider Eldar Murtazin claimed on Friday. The struggling Finnish cell phone vendor will cut phone prices by 10% according to the Russian blogger, who has an extensive history of accurately reporting inside information pertaining to Nokia and …

Nokia unveils MeeGo-based N9 smartphone [video]

June 21st, 2011

Nokia took the wraps off its first MeeGo-based smartphone early Tuesday morning in Singapore. The Nokia N9 features gorgeous, elegant hardware and software that Nokia has already announced it will dump in favor of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. The decision to move forward with the N9’s release is an interesting one, though we have a …