Will the N900 see MeeGo in PR1.3?

Will the N900 see MeeGo in PR1.3?I LOVE my Nokia N900 and it is saying a lot for a device if it stays in my collection for a full year or longer and I have now had the N900 for just about a year. I was disappointed to hear it wouldn’t get Maemo 6 or MeeGo, but according to a post on FoneArena the N900 may get support for dual booting Maemo and MeeGo with a PR 1.3 update in November. I don’t know if this is just someone dreaming of the best scenario for N900 owners or what, but if it happens that will make me very happy. I will probably end up getting the N9 or whatever MeeGo device comes out, but if I can try MeeGo on my N900 first that would be fantastic.

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11 Comments to Will the N900 see MeeGo in PR1.3?

getmein
October 14, 2010

its no dream the source is a blog post from on meego.com by the person in charge of heading the MeeGo os for ARM, link is below http://meego.com/community/blogs/harrihakulinen/2010/meego-calling-n900

Oskar
October 14, 2010

For those who read your blog entry and are not as familiar with Maemo as you are, you may want to clarify the Harmattan/MeeGo thing again:

Whatever we’ll see on Nokia’s first MeeGo device (to our knowledge: Maemo 6/Harmattan) will not run on the N900. That was first communicated when Nokia said “No MeeGo on N900″ and is still valid.

What does run on the N900 is a non-branded, generic version of the “real” MeeGo. There’s a lot of videos and screenshots around that show how this version runs on the N900 already. Basically there’ll be nothing new here after PR 1.3, except that it’ll be a bit easier to dual-boot Maemo and MeeGo it. (For those who run MeeGo only, nothing will change.)

So in the end, while the announcement is good and exciting because it summarizes the amount of work put into both Maemo and MeeGo development at the moment, there’s nothing really new in it. MeeGo on N900 is an old story, and no Maemo 6/Harmattan on N900 is still valid.

Bas Heetebrij
October 14, 2010

I ended up selling my N900. The lack of support from Nokia for such a “flagship” device was just too poor. Also third party development was too poor. Having said that, support for dual boot sounds very interesting… had I known, I possibly would have stuck with it for a while longer.

Andrew Flegg
October 14, 2010

Oskar is right to clarify, however is still slightly incorrect (AIUI).

1) The N900 already “see[s] MeeGo”: you can download an image and boot into it, without reflashing permanently or losing your Maemo settings. What the PR1.3 talk in the blog post says is that it’ll make it easier to dual boot, rather than loading a temporary kernel each time from a PC. 2) MeeGo 1.1 is still very early. This doesn’t magically improve the quality of MeeGo, its speed on the N900 (being worked on) or the ability to use MeeGo Core as a day-to-day OS. 3) Nothing has changed here regarding Nokia’s commercial and end-user support of MeeGo (or MeeGo-Harmattan) 4) MeeGo-Harmattan (aka “Maemo 6″ aka “MeeGo 1.0 N” [according to some slides]) may well be runnable on the N900, by taking bits from MeeGo Core and bolting them underneath Nokia’s commercial grade OS. There is a sub-forum dedicated to this at talk.maemo.org: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=53551

Sleeper Service
October 14, 2010

The only thing I want to see from a PR1.3 update is a more recent version of Ovi Maps. There’s no excuse for Nokia to have left N900 owners in the cold on that for so long.

sygys
October 15, 2010

I rather see that the phone apps doesnt keeps crashing, and hildon home doesnt freezes all the time. etc etc. there are allot more worse things to be fixed than nokia maps… nokia maps are outdated and some parts i live in havent been updated for several years now on my free version on the nokia X6. you cant use it this outdated. thats why its free LOL!

You better download sygic maps from torrent and install it on your n900 this way you have free navigation and it actually is up to date! or buy it i dont care!

Nokia needs to fix things instead of updating the garbage maps app. i rather see it totally removed…

kishore
October 15, 2010

No, it is only for developers.

NOBIN
October 21, 2010

For those who read your blog entry and are not as familiar with Maemo as you are, you may want to clarify the Harmattan/MeeGo thing again:

Whatever we’ll see on Nokia’s first MeeGo device (to our knowledge: Maemo 6/Harmattan) will not run on the N900. That was first communicated when Nokia said “No MeeGo on N900″ and is still valid.

What does run on the N900 is a non-branded, generic version of the “real” MeeGo. There’s a lot of videos and screenshots around that show how this version runs on the N900 already. Basically there’ll be nothing new here after PR 1.3, except that it’ll be a bit easier to dual-boot Maemo and MeeGo it. (For those who run MeeGo only, nothing will change.)

So in the end, while the announcement is good and exciting because it summarizes the amount of work put into both Maemo and MeeGo development at the moment, there’s nothing really new in it. MeeGo on N900 is an old story, and no Maemo 6/Harmattan on N900 is still valid. The only thing I want to see from a PR1.3 update is a more recent version of Ovi Maps. There’s no excuse for Nokia to have left N900 owners in the cold on that for so long.

[...] improvements, and support for Nokia’s Ovi Suite. It is also supposed to aid developers in dual booting their devices into MeeGo. It is doubtful that any MeeGo hardware will be coming out this year so [...]

[...] improvements, and support for Nokia’s Ovi Suite. It is also supposed to aid developers in dual booting their devices into MeeGo. It is doubtful that any MeeGo hardware will be coming out this year so [...]

KMXRider
October 27, 2010

Reflashing Problem in PR 1.3

I installed PR 1.3 update from OVI. When i tried to reflash it using flasher 3.5 so that my N900 will be cleaned and make it good as new the flashing didn’t work. I did it several times and failed to make it.

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