1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

MeeGo OS ... I'm a believer !

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Nex_1, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Nex_1

    Nex_1 Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    71
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010

    Feb 4, 2010
    71
    0
    15
    In Earth , Obviously
    Hey

    who's interested in the new MeeGo OS by Intel/Nokia ?

    The Screenshots to be honest .. looks better than android
    I Am actually thinking about transforming OSes .. won't be scared of apps & back up because there is alot of phones coming w/that OS .. so it should be okay
    plus the fact that is full linux build .. not based on a kernel AKA more "open" .. and in a test of JavaScript that was made by carrypad.com it was faster than Froyo

    What do you guys think ? triple-killer (iAndroid 7) on its way ?
     

    Advertisement

  2. Demache

    Demache Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    3,011
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010

    Apr 18, 2010
    3,011
    341
    183
    Sioux Falls, SD
    This part confused me. Android is Linux based.

    And to be honest, a JavaScript test can't adequately judge the speed of an entire OS platform. All it could mean is that it has a better JavaScript engine than the Android browser.

    I am interested to see where this goes though.
     
  3. Nex_1

    Nex_1 Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    71
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010

    Feb 4, 2010
    71
    0
    15
    In Earth , Obviously
    .. people say android is based on a linux kernel , while MeeGo is based on the original linux
    it's more open than android .. i saw it in maemo.org forums .. and trust me they are experts
     
  4. Demache

    Demache Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    3,011
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010

    Apr 18, 2010
    3,011
    341
    183
    Sioux Falls, SD
    All Linux distributions use a Linux kernel. Heck, my router running DD-WRT uses a Linux kernel. That's the backbone of any Linux based OS.

    Are you confusing it with it being a more traditional Linux OS? So it can run several types of code like C, whereas Android only gets Java based code? That's the only way I can see it being more open because Android is already very open.
     
  5. Nex_1

    Nex_1 Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    71
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010

    Feb 4, 2010
    71
    0
    15
    In Earth , Obviously
    i think that's it :D
    sorry i had some trouble remembering the real thing i saw first time .. got confused a bit
     
  6. Demache

    Demache Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    3,011
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010

    Apr 18, 2010
    3,011
    341
    183
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Well that's particularly good for developers, and why they would take a great interest in it. The one bad thing that I can imagine about being an Android developer, is that its only programming language is very Java like, so you need to know it. Whereas, on other OS's, you can use C, C++, Python, Java, etc.
     
  7. Connectz

    Connectz Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    353
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010

    Jul 21, 2010
    353
    33
    43
    Getting Money
    Neptune
    Looks VERY iPhone'ish... Which is what I DON'T want...
     
  8. maxnicks

    maxnicks Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    45
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010

    Jul 1, 2010
    45
    3
    16
    I think you'd be a great choice to test the MeeGoYougoWeAllgoIphoneGo. Let us know how it goes.
     
  9. Rhonen

    Rhonen Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    101
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2010

    Jun 8, 2010
    101
    12
    58
    I'm definitely keeping my eye on it. I hope Nokia will be able to boost their presence here in the US as well to push their MeeGo phones.

    Between Win 7 mobile, WebOS/HP, and MeeGo, mobile smartphone OS is getting really interesting.
     
  10. grainysand

    grainysand Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,580
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010

    Feb 4, 2010
    1,580
    175
    143
    It looks better? That's all you can say in its favor? Goodness, you're easily impressed. Take a look:

    [​IMG]

    Yes, that's an Android theme. Similar color scheme, similar style. If looks were all you needed, you don't even have to change your handset.

    Also, you don't seem to really understand Linux. At all.
     
  11. Nex_1

    Nex_1 Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    71
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010

    Feb 4, 2010
    71
    0
    15
    In Earth , Obviously
    Wow , people here seems to get really upset when talk about other-than-android

    yeah sure .. HTC Tatto is better than Samsung Wave .. it's android ^_^
    The thing is .. most of people don't give a damn about the OS , so i'd wait for meego

    grainysand : is it stock ? if it requires root , your reply is almost useless -_-
    quite alike though .. only the browser/gallery/task manager/lock screen/menu .. though quite alike
    that theme is iPhone .. see the browser ? Safari -_-
    and yeah i don't know what is linux .. just sharing what i've read of advantages on other forums .. do i have to be a linux-expert to do that ?

    and no i'm not i fanboy/troll , i just buy whatever i like .. never the less ^_^
     
  12. Weazol

    Weazol Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    113
    Posts:
    530
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010

    I highly doubt this is going anywhere, This is way to late in the game, Android and Iphone have the market. Nokia should of jumped in along time ago.
     
  13. ari-free

    ari-free Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,495
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009

    Nov 2, 2009
    1,495
    155
    163
    good luck but if this is resistive touch (stylus or fingernail), it's not going to fly.
     
  14. Demache

    Demache Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    3,011
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010

    Apr 18, 2010
    3,011
    341
    183
    Sioux Falls, SD
    If they can make it inexpensive and marketable, it might. Symbian still has a VERY strong hold in the world smartphone marketshare and we all know how old that is. I mean, you can pick up a Nokia E71 for about $250 unlocked without a contract and it has a generous amount of features. Its fairly popular, despite being an older phone.

    Its probably good that they are moving to Meego, since Symbian is just not very touchscreen friendly. Great for non-touchscreens though.
     
  15. ari-free

    ari-free Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,495
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009

    Nov 2, 2009
    1,495
    155
    163
    It's hard to understand Nokia. They sell tons and tons of phones but nobody wants to develop for them.
     
  16. grainysand

    grainysand Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,580
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010

    Feb 4, 2010
    1,580
    175
    143
    What, is rooting too complex for you?

    Oh no! ONE ICON! Which you can't possibly change! Horrors! Wait. You can.

    It helps to know what you are talking about. You patently don't. I find Meego intriguing, but to tout its looks as the main attraction is herpderpdurrrrr considering it's just a skin (which may not even be what ships with Nokia units; note how you linked to Linux Foundations' website--are you even aware that's not Nokia?). You don't appear to understand the advantages or Meego's functionalities at all. You just sound like an Apple user with your omg-it's-shiny-I-want clueless syndrome.
     
  17. The K-Zoo Kid

    The K-Zoo Kid Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    176
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010

    Jul 4, 2010
    176
    6
    36
    Yeah, It's pretty. thats about it.
     
  18. ari-free

    ari-free Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,495
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009

    Nov 2, 2009
    1,495
    155
    163
    But is it pretty on the inside or do you have to go through package management hell or the command line in order to do anything more interesting than clicking on icons for the included apps?
     
  19. HTC

    HTC Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
     #390
    Points:
    56
    Posts:
    284
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008

    Oct 25, 2008
    284
    7
    56
    what a fanboy.
     

Share This Page

Loading...