Finnish handset maker Jolla has begun offering its Sailfish OS-based smartphone in Hong Kong through the carrier 3. This is the first…
Samsung intends to delay the launch of the Samsung Z, the first smartphone running Tizen, in order to shore up its app store.
Samsung announced the first smartphone running its Tizen operating system on Monday. It’s a mid-range handset, and it’s headed to Russia.
Jolla, the Finnish mobile firm that’s trying to revive Nokia(s nok) and Intel(s intc)’s old MeeGo operating system, will release its first…
The ex-Nokians are almost ready to reveal their MeeGo-based smartphone, but how are they planning to break into the two-horse mobile race? According to CEO Jussi Hurmola, Jolla has a plan for getting operators and other co-branding partners on board.
Samsung is reportedly getting ready to issue some $1 billion in bonds to expand production facilities. Meanwhile, it is starting to get a bi…
Yesterday, we wrote that Intel was reportedly looking to take its MeeGo OS project into a new stage of collaboration post-Nokia’s move to Wi…
Update: Our story on the new venture led by Intel (NSDQ: INTC) and Samsung, Tizen, is here. Original post from Tuesday follows below.
You have to hand it to Nokia (NYSE: NOK). Under its CEO Stephen Elop, it’s not much in the business of doing things by halves. The company h…
Yesterday’s news that Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has finally launched a handset built on MeeGo was one vote in favor of the OS, and here’s another: I…
Nokia may have divorced the MeeGo platform, but that means LG can start dating it. The company will show developers how to port MeeGo to LG devices at a conference next month, so it can start hedging its Android bet and reverse a declining sales trend.
Nokia is reportedly paying bonuses and other incentives to developers and engineers to continue pushing its MeeGo platform forward. Given that Microsoft is offering a smartphone lifeline to Nokia’s handsets and that MeeGo can power other devices, this small investment may actually be a good one.
Can Android applications run on non-Android devices? Sure they can, thanks to virtual machines. In this video demonstration, Myriad shows off their Alien Dalvik solution on Nokia’s N900 running the MeeGo platform. Given its Linux underpinnings, might Palm’s webOS be the next target for Android apps?
Intel CEO Paul Otellini realizes the company is late to the mobile party, and is counting on the tablet and smartphone segments to help it catch up. Those two mobile segments are dominated by competitors, so it’s not clear how successful Intel will be.
Nokia’s N900 handset is a step closer to running MeeGo, the open source operating system that Nokia plans to challenge with in the high-end device market. By increasing development efforts on an existing device, Nokia can’t be seen as “late” in delivering a MeeGo device.
Nokia has lost another high-level resource as Ari Jaaksi, head of MeeGo devices, is leaving the company. The timing of Jaaksi’s departure is just months prior the anticipated launch of Nokia’s first MeeGo device, which the company intends for the high-end smartphone and handheld market.
MeeGo may have been neglected at Nokia World this week, but a German company is readying a MeeGo tablet for launch next week. MeeGo is a joint venture of Intel and Nokia, and the WeTab is an iPad competitor that is running the open platform.
Intel and Nokia today announced the opening of the Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center at the University of Oulu, Finland. The initial lab effort is for virtual 3-D handset interfaces, but the reality is: it appears MeeGo is fishing for a reason to exist.
Nokia is insistent on using MeeGo for its smartphones in the future, but the company hasn’t yet provided a compelling reason why. Meanwhile, competitors with mature smartphone platforms are selling millions of handsets. It’s time for Nokia to stop the MeeGo experiment and embrace Google Android.
Intel’s Atom chips are finally ready for smartphones and we should see the fruits of Intel’s labor soon, just not this year. Instead, trade shows in early 2011 will set the stage for Intel smartphones. The problem is, consumers really don’t care who powers their handset.
The new Nokia N8 has the dubious distinction of being both the first and the last N-series handset to run Symbian^3 — new high-end devices will run on MeeGo. A product strategy in constant transition isn’t one that will attract developers or customers to Nokia.
We expected tablets to be the focus at the Computex show in Taipei and we have not been disappointed. Many computer makers are already showing prototype tablets at the show, and Intel is launching new processors to power these slates. Microsoft is now officially sucking wind.
It wasn’t that long ago that Moblin and Maemo joined forces to form the MeeGo variant of Linux for mobile devices. In a rush to release, MeeGo 1.0 for Netbooks is available as a free download for those of you who like to play with alternate OSes.
Intel and Nokia are attempting to gather up developer support with developer workshops touting the benefits of the MeeGo platform for handsets and netbooks. All the right pieces are there — cross-platform tools and app stores — but will developers take the bait?
In February, Intel and Nokia melded their respective mobile operating systems. Moblin and Maemo have joined forces to become MeeGo, and the first build of the new open-source platform is now available for download.
Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Intel (NSDQ: INTC) unveiled the MeeGo platform today, which is the combination of Intel’s Moblin platform and Nokia’s…