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Windows powered HTC HD2 gets MeeGo 1.1

| January 1, 2011 | 21 Replies

The gigantic Windows Mobile HTC HD2 has been spotted with MeeGo 1.1.

There were some initial problems, but recent tweets from Steve Smith says he has got the touch screen working.

The screen, as with the Android ports look a little stretched.

BTW, non-Nokia blogs are reporting the UI to be interesting. And those big, thumb-friendly buttons are very appealing. However, note that this is VANILLA MeeGo. Nokia’s MeeGo UI may be something else.

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Eldar himself has said that Nokia’s MeeGo UI is much better and if the leaked MeeGo UI has any resemblance, it should be a great thing.

Do you think there’ll be a desire for a HTC with MeeGo? I’m sure another OS for them won’t hurt :p

Steventroughtonsmith via xdadevelopers via techtree

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  • Aminul Ahsan

    feeling all positive about nokia all on sudden from this morning.. don’t know why.. may be that MOBILE DOCUMENT running on N8 demo video cheered me up. funny human being we are.. lol

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  • h3csc

    HD2 = WinMo6 or WinPho7 or Android or Meego
    That’s a world record.

    • oho

      N900 = Maemo or Android or MeeGo or Ubuntu or Mac OSX or Win95 or Win98 or whatever you want :D

      That’s a world record! :D

      • Jay Montano

        indeed!

      • h3csc

        You got a good point dude!
        N900 is such an underestimated device by Nokia. I bet if Nokia is still developing Maemo, there should be an E7 looking device running Maemo by 2011. Slick, compact, productive.

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  • Johnny Tremaine

    Interesting, but I don’t see why HTC would use Meego, officially, on their phones.

    Meego is a Nokia OS, just as much as Symbian=Nokia. Meego, likr Symbian, also doesn’t have a common service layer, unlike Android. On a proposed HTC Meego phone, how would you, for example, get a mapping service or email? You can’t, because Ovi Maps and Mail is exclusively Nokia’s and they don’t share that with anyone.

    On an Android powered HTC phone, you have Google’s Maps, Gmail sync and all other current and future Google services.

    Which is why Meego, its technical abilities aside, is going to find a tough road to hoe, in adoption by other non-Nokia phone and portable device (think, iPod Touch, tablets and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Player) manufacturers.

    • Average Joe

      “On a proposed HTC Meego phone, how would you, for example, get a mapping service or email?”

      Just like everyone else. Either you pay a 3rd party for it (for example, HTC licensed TomTom for their Windows Mobile devices) or you get Gmail and Google Maps for free. That’s how it works for WP7, iOS, Bada, WebOS and BlackBerry.

      “You can’t, because Ovi Maps and Mail is exclusively Nokia’s and they don’t share that with anyone.”

      Ovi Mail is of no use for anybody but Nokia. You can use Gmail instead, which is free and can be accessed by any phone.

      Ovi Maps is valuable, but maintaining maps has a cost. You have to either pay it yourself (as Nokia does, by paying the wages at NAVTEQ) or pay somebody else for it (as everybody else, including HTC, do).

      Google doesn’t offer the navigation service of Google Maps for free – it requires you to use a Google-approved handset, which means they’ll get their payment by displaying ads to the user or extracting statistics from the user.

      What remains to be seen is, how MeeGo will handle non-Nokia application repositories, since it’s reasonable to expect that Ovi store will be Nokia-only.

      “On an Android powered HTC phone, you have Google’s Maps, Gmail sync and all other current and future Google services.”

      *Future* services? As a phone manufacturer, you do. As a user, there are some limitations, because every three months or so a new, incompatible release of Android is out, and new apps start requiring that version to offer new features. But the average phone manufacturer is too busy selling new devices to sacrifice resources to update the older ones, that users have already paid for. I learnt it the hard way, by having bought a phone stuck with Android 1.6: because apparently the press get outraged if they don’t like the colour of the icon of Nokia’s twitter client, but become extremely forgiving when it would be time to speak of Android’s shortcomings.

      “Which is why Meego, its technical abilities aside, is going to find a tough road to hoe, in adoption by other non-Nokia phone and portable device (think, iPod Touch, tablets and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Player) manufacturers.”

      This didn’t prevent many manufacturers, including apparently Samsung (perhaps as a CPU manufacturer), to be “interested” in MeeGo, as anybody can see by reading MeeGo’s public archives.

      Also, you’re forgetting that MeeGo isn’t just a Nokia thing, there’s Intel involved too, and they have big interests too.

      • mja

        Brilliant reply!

        There will be Intel’s App-up for non-Nokia devices.

      • http://www.compareaphone.com Salvatore Scarpato

        Quality response!!!!!!

  • http://blog.ovi.com himanshu

    i want to know why nokia decided to put an end of wonderful os i.e. Maemo.
    And whats the diff. Between maemo and meego.

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