When Nokia’s move to MeeGo was first announced, the burning question on everyone’s mind was whether the N900 would get MeeGo or not? The answer to that was that Nokia would not be officially updating the N900 to MeeGo, but the community would probably get something working.
Then Feb 11, 2011 happened. There was still no Nokia MeeGo device in the market and anticipation grew over what would happen next.
But fortunately for the community, the N900 MeeGo Developer Edition was announced and on 22 March the DE development kicked off and at the MeeGo Conference, the MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition is available for download. Its not meant to replace Maemo 5, but all the basics functions such as cameras, making calls etc work. In terms of applications there are Opera 11, TwimGo (Twitter), Gluon, Extras client, XBMC, Marble and others.
Finally, here’s the video.
The cool bit is the the MeeGo for tablets release also runs on a device which is essentially 3 years old. Its hardly functional because of the low memory, but a good proof of concept nevertheless.
You can get the release and all the instructions you’ll need here. Installing it will void your warranty though.
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- TwimGo Could Be The N900 Twitter App That You Were Waiting For
- MeeGo Gets A Second Conference: May 23-25 In San Francisco
- Video Demo Of MeeGo For Handsets – An Installable Version For The N900 Is Available