What if: Qt hope still at Nokia with Linux based Smarterphone?

| June 26, 2012 | 117 Replies

I was surprised to hear about Meltemi being axed so soon after hearing some conflicting information about Qt and Linux at Nokia. One thing that was never really made clear is what was happening to the Linux based Smarterphone OS that Nokia purchased. Let’s say I had a feeling that Nokia would still be doing something with it, and that there is still some Linux fun to be had at Nokia.


A few days ago, Prasenjit mailed with some info to say that there’s still hope for Qt as folks are indeed working on Smarterphone. This is nothing concrete of course and could be little more than what ifs and wishful thinking. But nothing yet has been said about Smarterphone being canned, right?

I do not know what meltemi is… but I have some interesting information to share. First Nokia is still working on a Linux based OS; smarter phone people working on it…

Ulm project has been canned. What I know is Ulm was again a competing fork to what nokia has been doing as usual nokia mistakes.

But now development has been solely concentrated on that effort, we will see Qt effort soon in July Nokia announcements or at Nokia world.

Also, nokia MSFT deal is exclusive on windows phone and nokia can use internal options but not android that’s part of strategy.


Will provide more information to you soon.

There has been zero news on the smarterphone front. Their blog page has been static since October 2011. But you can at least see that it’s public, it exists and it looks really good, especially given as they reckon they can target $25 market. Prasenjit says he can share some more information later.

Cheers Prasenjit Singh Bist for the tip!


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  • Kan

    Our engineers have designed Smarterphone with operators in mind; we are fully adhere to the major operators’ requirements.

    Smarterphone has developed a sotfware solution that is pre-integrated, finished, and ready to roll, yet also offers unique possibilities for customization and differentiation.

    Smarterphone is a solution for a complete feature phone user interface in accordance to the most demanding operator requirements.

    So it’s a turnkey solution that you can deploy quickly. Yet we haven’t seen any phones from Nokia.

    Nokia killed Symbian, Meego, Meltemi, possibly Smarterphone and finally probably S40. Then it will be a lean mean fighting machine making Windows Phones until MS decides its time to make their own phone.

  • Prasenjit

    Hi, there has been a very interesting tweets coming from eldar on naveteq . It’s really interesting now as every one is trying to up there game and the fun is naveteq is a cash cow in case nokia needs more money to survive… The deal was a colossal mistake by OPK to build maps and apps u need data and naveteq is a data provider but why the hell u need to buy one if u can still get data as apple shows…. It wud be really good for nokia if they can divest it to microsoft and get huge cash out if there rather nokia can truely build apps and services on supplied data…. Nokia can still provide free maps but owning the data provider never made and still makes no sense.

    Next did u ppl read a interview with nokia chairman… Nice guy he spills out the secret nokia has a plan b ,cnet is asking if its android real funny but that door is kind of closed , thanks to the great personalities 😉 but its real funny that nokia thought they could not stand out in android crowd cause if u can not do that how will u fight android , the same elements that nokia uses to differentiate in windows ecosystem are basic nokia usps and nokia cud have used the same with android great design, unique hardware capabilities camera and services…. But now the billion dollar question is what is plan b… Ha ha but every one knew nokia always had a plan b but plan b means top of the top gets replaced but at the moment that does ‘t seems so given strong board room support….
    Bluestack brings android apps on windows and mac… Lots can happen many new updates for a future disruptive stuff keeps on rolling out, patents worth billions are now new business area for nokia….. Naveteq is nothin more thn a data supplier like many others but what makes nokia unique is its where patform that is getting traction now with licensses….. But whats that next platform…… Stay tuned the drama that started on a high note then was flat for past many months is about to reach climax……
    So those who believed keep believing ur prayer will get answered sooner than later….. Have a great weekend

    • lordstar

      WHAT IS THIS? Haha more please. That plan b!!!! Linux??? Nokia Air??? Your post just made me stop considering android and alternatives. If there’s something that’s gonna be offered other than windows phone then I guess it’s worth the wait for me.

  • Lexman

    Did you really expect Nokia to entertain any other OS outside of Windows?

    • Alet Suverhy

      I still do.

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