Nokia's open source OS, MeeGo, gets new lease of life
Recently, it was announced by Jolla, the Finnish mobile phone start-up, that it will be providing funds worth $260 million to resurrect the open source MeeGo mobile operating system. The company has also DQQRXQFHG vLD LWV RIfiFLDO )DFHERRN SDJH that it will showcase the new user interface of the OS along with details about the app ecosystem and SDK, at the Slush start-up conference to be held in Helsinki, Finland on November 21- 22 this year.
The MeeGo mobile OS was abandoned by Nokia, leading Jolla to adopt it in July. Jolla is looking forward to design and develop new smartphones based on it. MeeGo's popularity was increased by Nokia's N9, which is so far the only MeeGo smartphone to be released.
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Jolla’s MeeGo OS has been FRGHQDPHG 6DLOfiVK, DQG LV HxSHFWHG WR PDNH LWV fiUVW DSSHDUDQFH vHUy VRRQ. Company sources claim it is more open than Google’s Android with respect to apps and service development, and have revealed in a tweet that with the ecosystem support system in place, the company is very close to announcing the date for the device’s launch.