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  • pit 12:06 pm on February 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: intel, linux, maemo, meego, moblin, ,   

    Maemo and Moblin merged to MeeGo! 

    Here’s the big news from Intel, Maemo and Nokia: MeeGo!

    MeeGo is an open source, Linux project which brings together the Moblin project, headed up by Intel, and Maemo, by Nokia, into a single open source activity. MeeGo integrates the experience and skills of two significant development ecosystems, versed in communications and computing technologies. The MeeGo project believes these two pillars form the technical foundations for next generation platforms and usages in the mobile and device platforms space.

    Moblin and maemo are merging! We are taking the best pieces from these two open source projects and are creating the MeeGo software platform. Both teams have worked for a long time to support the needs of the mobile user experience – and MeeGo will make this even better. We want it to be fun, focused, flexible, technically challenging and ultimately, something that can change the world.

  • pit 9:47 pm on February 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: acid test, , , maemo   

    Nokia N900 and the Acid3 Test: results on the MicroB browser 

    I just tested the Nokia N900 browser, to check how well it performed on the Acid3 Test, and I was surprised to see this result:

    While it’s pretty good for a mobile browser, I actually wait to see a full 100/100 for the next MicroB release ;)

  • pit 1:16 pm on February 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , maemo,   

    Categorize your N900 main menu with app “Catorise” 

    Sittiphol Phanvilai, a fellow Forum Nokia Champion, just posted about a nice utility that will definitely be useful to all N900 users. The app, named “Catorise”, allows you to view all the installed applications nicely divided into categories.

    So, want to organize your N900 apps menu? Just go into the App Manager of your N900 and search for “Catorise”.

  • pit 10:51 am on February 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: maemo, , osx, tweaks   

    Exploring Nokia N900 possibilities: OS X running into your pocket! 

    Wondering which is the most powerful, tweakable, terrific mobile device around?

    Then check out this video from Engadget Mobile, showing OS X running on a Nokia N900!

    (via Alessandro)

  • pit 7:05 pm on January 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , maemo, , updates, upgrades   

    WordPress update progress and the experience on mobile 

    I’ve just upgraded WordPress to its latest version, and can say without any doubts that its upgrade process is by far the best I’ve seen for any Web-based tools.

    Why I think it’s great? Because you have to perform 2 mouse clicks and wait a couple of seconds, and you can continue working on your WordPress (upgraded) blog without any other hassles.

    Looking at that made me think about the update process of mobile applications.

    In many cases, applications are simply not aware of the availability of updated versions, and so users are supposed to manually check (e.g.: going on the publisher website) for updates. What does this mean? Simple: terrible User Experience (if even we can say that), and in most cases old (and possibly bugged) versions of your applications running everywhere.

    For this reasons, developers started to implement their own “updates-availability-check” systems, letting their applications check for updates and prompt the user about the availability of those. Anyway, this approach has 2 important drawbacks:

    • users must open the application in order to have it check for updates
    • the very same logic (checking for updates, downloading and installing the updated application) is replicated in each application

    Luckily enough, mobile platforms are fast moving toward an integrated approach, based on the concept that updates have to be pushed to the user. Examples of this are iPhone and Maemo, both notifying the user in case of available updates.

    While this is currently the best approach from a UX point of view, the same makes me wonder if a better approach (maybe totally transparent to the user?) could ever be possible, considering all the technology and security concerns of such an approach when talking about mobile devices.

  • pit 10:41 pm on January 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , firefox, maemo, microb,   

    Firefox Mobile brings the ultimate browsing experienceTM to your N900 

    Via Alessandro, Firefox Mobile is now officially available for Maemo-powered devices.

    Firefox Mobile for Maemo

    Features’ list is absolutely interesting, but my personal favorites are the availability of add-ons, and the possibility to sync your desktop and mobile Firefox instances  in a snap.

    N900 Web browsing experience was already astonishing (actually, the closest to desktop you can find on any mobile device), but maybe it’s time to leave the beloved MicroB? ;)

    • Meet 11:19 am on March 24, 2010 Permalink

      Its use in utf 8 is good

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