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    Meego to become Tizen....

    and we're transforming yet again...

    The future of Meego has become a little clearer this morning, now that the Linux Foundation has announced that it'll be replaced with Tizen -- a new Linux-based, open-source OS. Samsung and Intel have been tapped to lead the development of the platform, in collaboration with the LiMo Foundation -- a consortium of companies including Panasonic Mobile Communications, NTT DoCoMo and SK Telecom, among others.
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    It sounds like there will be little left of Meego in Tizen. I think they are using Meego to try and jumpstart yet another mobile Linux distro.

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    Next year Tizen will be rolled into something else, and the next year that will be rolled into yet another project and ultimately who cares because the whole thing was toast before it ever even got off the ground. This isn't new life for MeeGo - it's a tombstone. I doubt it will ever be competitive.

    Maemo was ahead of its time, until suddenly the market caught up and zoomed ahead. Nokia kept playing with it as a pet project for years and insufficient progress was made to make it marketable. By the time the N900 was released, it was already too late. MeeGo, being still later, was naturally way too late and when Nokia effectively ditched it all of the wind went out of its sails.

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    I think there is still a market for a mobile Linux distro. The problem with it is that such a thing doesn't lend itself well to "app" mentality, so it will always be an uphill battle.

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    God damn. They just can't come up with any good names. Moblin was kinda cool, sounded like Goblin. Maemo also just sounded like a name, rather than some weird combination of words. MeeGo was pretty bad, and Tizen's even worse. I wonder if Nokia will on release decide to say that the N9 is Maemo 6 Harmattan instead of MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan, since MeeGo's gone anyway.

    And why the hell would Samsung do that when they've got bada?
    The word 'Pentaband' means '5 Bands', from the Greek word 'pente' meaning '5'. For a phone to be pentaband it has to support 5 bands. If the phone has AWS support, it doesn't automatically mean that it is pentaband.

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    ripped from a post on slashdot.

    Board members: MeeGo, we need to talk
    MeeGo: MeeGo is listening?
    Board members: It's not working out, we're going to have to let you go
    MeeGo: We go?
    Board members: No, just you
    MeeGo: Me go?
    Board members: Yes, MeeGo, you go
    MeeGo: MeeGo go?
    Board members: (sigh) Just get out

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    @inept

    Ahead of its time? More like woefully late. It's not like Nokia suddenly realized that they needed something to replace Symbian. They just took entirely too long to move towards it and even when they did, they were more concerned with its effects on Symbian than on it being a good operating system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoy85 View Post
    @inept

    Ahead of its time? More like woefully late. It's not like Nokia suddenly realized that they needed something to replace Symbian. They just took entirely too long to move towards it and even when they did, they were more concerned with its effects on Symbian than on it being a good operating system.
    Maemo was ahead of its time looking back to OS2005 and OS2006 when first launched on the 770 tablet. But Maemo never became more than a science fair project to Nokia, taking too long to adapt the OS to be used as a phone OS versus a tablet OS. So much potential wasted.

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