Rumor of the successor of the Nokia N900 has already been speculated. It is believed that the new tagline will be N9 or N920 which will run under Linux Meego OS. Meego is a new Linux operating system designed from combination of Maemo and Moblin to serve netbook and smartphone. The idea come out from mutual partnership between Intel and Nokia to boost mobile technology by not just for combining two different Linux platforms under one roof, but for its cross-platform support of both Intel and ARM chips, the latter currently popular in mobile devices like Apple’s iPhone.
not just for combining two different Linux platforms under one roof, but for its cross-platform support of both Intel and ARM chips, the latter currently popular in mobile devices like Apple’s iPhone.
I am having N900 in my hand and just after few months, Nokia decide to come out with a new Meego OS. What happen? Is the Maemo 5 OS really a scrap? what will happen to Maemo 6?
They said that the MeeGo will bring many changes. Base system will be updated , packaging will be changed to RPM (not so good but acceptable), Qt instead of GTK+, less Nokia developers. Using Qt, you can write web-enabled applications once and deploy them across desktop, mobile and embedded operating systems without rewriting the source code.
It is said that Nokia N920 will come with a big 4.13” capacitive touchscreen display, thin body, and will not have a physical keyboard. That’s about all that is known about the new device for now.
But don’t expect it anytime soon. The best case scenario for Nokia N920 launch would be around Mobile World Congress 2010 in February, though I doubt that. More likely, we will see it sometime in spring/summer of 2010.
Well for me, Just use whatever Distro you want as long as we are using Linux Kernel , an open source application, which is free for us to explore and explode the potential on mobility technology.