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LG to show MeeGo Smartphones/Tablets next month. Nokia MeeGo…that’s coming; used in Nokia offices.

| April 30, 2011 | 6 Replies

Here’s some snippets of MeeGo news.

1) LG will supposedly be showing off some MeeGo device prototypes next month

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/29/lgs-meego-smartphone-and-tablet-prototypes-to-be-demonstrated-n/ << cheers Shymon

Though news of LG joining MeeGo is recent, they were from the beginning, going to be be a maker of the then, Moblin and was said to be the possibly the first out with MeeGo Phones.

The founding father of MeeGo, Nokia (who has since kinda abandoned his kid in the hands of Mamma Intel) has not once shown us an actual MeeGo handset, proto, upcoming or otherwise. N900 doesn’t count.

LG on the other hand will be showing off what they can contribute to MeeGo, as soon as next month. (Damn it, MeeGo was supposed to be Mega, now it’s just feeling really lost to me)

About Nokia’s MeeGo?

2) Nokia’s MeeGo device confirmed release. Supposedly in use for quite some time at the office.

There’s something on Nokia’s site called Qt Interest. A sort of mailing list on Qt related stuff, with ongoing discussions.

The Nokia MeeGo device is going to be released but for obvious reasons that

should be apparent to everyone, I won’t be telling you when. I’ve been using

it in the office for some time now, though…

The message seems to be from Thiago Macieira, who I gather is Senior Product Manager – Nokia, Qt Development Frameworks. He mentions he’s using a Nokia MeeGo device in the office, but can’t mention release dates.

But then being part of the development, you’d sort of expect that? What would you glean from this?

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Ok, I can answer you. But what’s the question? I can simply rehash what should

be already known to everyone:

I can’t divulge any details that aren’t public yet.

The same future for Qt inside Nokia that I talked about two months ago is

still very much true and the details are still very much secret.

Qt developers are still here, still doing what they were doing in January (ok,

we’re trying to do a little less Symbian). No one has been laid off. There have

been a lot of blogs on technical material on labs, showing we’re still working

on new features.

The Android port is going on just fine. We’re happy with it and we’re helping

as much as we can under the circumstances. If you try to install a Qt-based

Android application after you install Ministro, it goes and downloads Qt just

fine and quickly (it’s even faster than on older Nokia phones that ship without

Qt).

Qt is not getting ported to WP7. Even if it did get ported, you don’t get a

C++ compiler for WP7 from Microsoft, so what would be the point?

Qt 4.7 is coming to Symbian. I think there were some announcements.

Qt 4.8 is branched, modularisation is landing to the master branch.

 

Intel is still investing in MeeGo and still using Qt. If you want more

details, you’ll need to contact someone from Intel.

 

The Nokia MeeGo device is going to be released but for obvious reasons that

should be apparent to everyone, I won’t be telling you when. I’ve been using

it in the office for some time now, though…

 

The MeeGo Conference in San Francisco has an impressive set of talks,

including several from Trolls. I’ll be there talking about Open Governance.

 

And on that subject, Open Governance is still going on strong. The servers are

being set up as we speak.

 

Cheers Joshua for the tip.

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