MeeGo Coming to Nokia N900 This Year!
The Nokia N900 has rightly been the focus of a great deal of attention in recent months. This is set to continue as it’s been revealed the Nokia N900 will be the focus for the first stage of the MeeGo operating system. What’s more, there are hints that it will happen sooner than people think. Join us after the jump for the latest on MeeGo and the Nokia N900…
Valtteri Halla, who refers to himself as a ‘Nokia member of the currently two-person Technical Steering Group (TSG) of MeeGo‘, makes reference to the Nokia N900 being the starting point for MeeGo in his opening blog post for the MeeGo Community site.
We hope to move on here very quickly now. Nokia and Intel have set the target to open the MeeGo repository by the end of this month. I guess this is something that finally will signify the real “Day One” of MeeGo project, a genuine merger of moblin and maemo. What is scheduled to be available then is the first and very raw baseline to a source and binary repository to build MeeGo trunk on Intel ATOM boards and Nokia N900.
It’s the ‘We hope to move on here very quickly now.’ part that has us getting excited the most. This means the guys working on MeeGo are already thinking about getting the platform rocking in such a form that devices will be out this year.
Whether that is a new flavour of Nokia N900 or its successor but with both Nokia and Intel knocking us for six with the MeeGo announcement – and nary a whisper of it coming – it’s bound to come as a real surprise when it lands.
What do you think, will we see MeeGo running on the Nokia N900 or do we want a new device for this brand new OS? Let us know what you think the Comments below.