Nokia's open source OS, MeeGo, gets new lease of life

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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.

Ac­cord­ing to re­cent re­ports, Jolla has an­nounced that it has raised $260 mil­lion LQ IXQGLQJ, DQG WKDW LWV fiUVW VPDUWSKRQH is al­most ready for re­lease. Ac­cord­ing to Dig­i­tal Trends, “Jolla plans to ag­gres­sively tar­get the Asian and Chi­nese mar­kets, call­ing China a game changer in the tech­nol­ogy in­dus­try, adding how it wants to cre­ate the third smart­phone ecosys­tem in China, af­ter An­droid and iOS.”

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.

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