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Meego 1.1 is a go go on N900 smartphone

Still no official nod from Nokia
Thu Oct 28 2010, 16:00

THE OPEN SOURCE, Linux based Meego mobile operating system has been given a 1.1 release update today.

The mobile OS Meego was only unleashed back in the spring and is ready to roll with version 1.1. The smartphone OS is a combination of Nokia's Maemo and Intel's Moblin, so it's no wonder that this latest release looks like it was tailor made to fit Nokia's excellent N900.

Nokia's N900 user community has been pressuring the Meego open source community to add the OS to its headliner smartphone. It looks like Nokia and the Meego teams have mostly answered their prayers with a dual-boot option that fires up Meego alongside Nokia's own Maemo OS on the N900.

We say mostly because Nokia still hasn't given its official blessing yet. The Finnish phone company has been promising Meego dual boot on its so far underrated qwerty slider smartphone for awhile.

You can still pop along and pick up the Meego 1.1 update. You can also pick up the N900 Meego 1.1 update. However, the community and users are still waiting for the nod from Nokia. Actually, since when have fanbois waited for an officially sanctioned nod from hardware or software providers before they started tinkering with their toys?

The INQUIRER reported earlier this month that the N900 would be the first device to receive support for Meego 1.1. Updates include the kernel, X-server, the GCC compiler, battery loading meter and even the Fennec browser. The team said then that there were still bugs but they should be fixed by release. Maybe Nokia is waiting for a bug-free green flag. µ

 

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