MeeGo Does it Have Any Hope


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  1. Railroadmaster

    Railroadmaster Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    MeeGo a Linux based platform recently created by Nokia, Intel, and The Linux foundation link to the project here MeeGo.
    Essentially it a Linux distribution that can run on multiple hardware platforms Smartphones, Netbooks, Gps units, and connected TV's. Programing is done by the qt framework. Some things it needs to succeed because many platforms have come and gone uiq, WebOs, Windows Mobile and others. What in my opinion the platform needs to succeed.

    • Developer interest- Why do we need yet another platform? We already have so many Linux based platforms. Why do developers need to create applications for MeeGo?
    • OEM Interest- Why should OEMS create devices running MeeGo?
    • Future- Does MeeGo really have a future in the marketplace?
    • Network Operator Interest- Why Would carriers want to sell flagship devices with MeeGo?
    • Marketing- Will there be good marketing for MeeGo devices?
    • Selling Point- What would be considered a killer feature? Example Android had intrgration with Google services, Apple has there ecosystem, Blackberry has email and messaging, and WebOs (yah it still exists) excellent multitasking and notifications.
    I just named many of the reasons why platforms have failed in the past. Will be able to avoid those or will end up being just another dead platform? Theses questions can have any answers.
     

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    mrspeedmaster Well-Known Member

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    It needs a good SDK. The current SDK is very lacking for handsets. It seems to be more emphasis on the netbook.
     
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    Railroadmaster Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This might end up like WebOs where they have an excellent os but performs poorly as a platform and falls hard on its head. If MeeGo manages to avoid the things that made WebOs unsuccessful such as poor marketing, lack of carrier interest, lack of developer support, and poor hardware unsuccessful then it shouldn't perform too poorly in the marketplace.
     
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    Railroadmaster Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    the project does seem to focus on netbooks alot.
     
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    not really - bada is way proprietary, android runs on a vm and then there's webos... but meego will likely (based on previous maemo) be much more open

    nokia will be leading the way with that one

    likely not a huge one - it is targeted at the very high-end, but sure, why not?

    who cares. people in the civilized world don't buy phones from carriers

    again, that's up to nokia

    meego will also have excellent multitasking (again, look at the older maemo)
    probably the biggest point for a lot of people will be about your first point - meego's relationship with linux

    like i've mentioned a couple of times, the whole penguiness of it all will attract a lot of devs, not to mention qt
    carrier interest is pretty insignificant outside the states
    hardware will quite definitely be better than webos had - nokia's track record is quite solid
    marketing (and targeting - it is for the high-end) is something that remains to be seen
     

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