Apologies for the break in your normal run of podcasts with Rafe, but the chance arose to sit down with Damian Dinning, ex-Nokia and its head of imaging for years, the guy (with his team, of course) behind classics like the Nokia N73, N90, N93, N95, N82, N86, N8, 808 PureView and, of course, the Lumia 1020. The chat was in a quietish pub and is hopefully very listenable - the content is about 60% Windows Phone-related, 30% Symbian-related and 10% generic, but there's plenty here of interest to all readers/listeners, I think.
In episode of 11 of the All About MeeGo podcast we interview Asri Al Baker. Asri has recently contributed editorials to us about his time testing the Nokia N9 and the N950 developer device. We get in depth about the N9 software, and the pre-production software of the N950. We go on to discuss the developer scene on the N9, and finally we wrap up by seeing which device Asri would chose from a line up of the iPhone 4, Nokia N8, E7, N9, and N950!
In episode 10 of the All About MeeGo Insight podcast, we take a critical look at the N9's future. We tackle the elephant in the room, how much will the N9 suffer for its lack of ecosystem? What is Nokia's position with longterm support for the N9? Will this be Nokia's only MeeGo device? Is the N9 more of a phone device, than an app device? Then we finish with a discussion about whether Nokia should have gone with MeeGo, rather than Windows Phone? Could Nokia have gone it alone?
In this episode of the All About MeeGo Insight Podcast we talk exclusively about the Nokia N9. We talk about the reactions posted on the Internet, along with our own thoughts and Rafe's first impressions after getting hands-on with the device. We get into detail on the hardware, from the N9's unibodied polycarbonate construction, to its "2.5D" glass screen. We then get into a discussion about the N9's Swipe UI, describing how to use the device. We then get into discussion comparing the design patterns of the competition to the N9's unique UI. Finally, we address questions sent in via Twitter from our listeners.
In the All About MeeGo Insight Podcast #8, we talk about the releases of MeeGo 1.2 and the Qt SDK 1.1. We then move onto the latest device announcements from the Computex show in Taipei and cover the news from the San Francisco MeeGo conference. Later on, we were joined by a special guest! Ash from MeeGo Experts tells us about his experiences at the San Francisco conference.
In All About MeeGo Insight Podcast #7, Rafe and David return to bring you a round up of MeeGo news covering the latter half of February and March 2011. Listen in to hear about developer news, the MeeGo 2011 spring conference, third party browsers, and more!
In this special edition of the AAM Insight podcast, we're joined by Steve Litchfield and Ewan Spence from All About Symbian. In this joint podcast we discuss the impact of the momentous news from Nokia's February 11th strategy briefing. If you haven't heard, Nokia are adopting Windows Phone as their primary smartphone platform. This has a direct effect on MeeGo, Symbian and the Qt development framework; listen in for our analysis on what this means for all three. We also answer questions sent to the team via Twitter.
In All About MeeGo Insight Podcast #5, Rafe and David return to bring you a round up of MeeGo news covering the first month of 2011. Rafe discusses updates to MeeGo Core and Netbook, and covers the Qt Mobility 1.2 technology preview. David talks about the new MeeGo Core Kernel policy, why some are asking for transparency regarding MeeGo's support for NTFS, and why Canonical have announced support for Qt in Ubuntu 11.10. Finally, Rafe and David discuss the 2010 Q4 results from Nokia and what they could mean for MeeGo on Nokia devices.
In All About MeeGo Insight Podcast #4 we start with a brief mention of a couple of MeeGo powered devices, which were shown off at a recent Intel press conference. David shares news of both the new MeeGo developer websites and the availability of the MeeGo 1.1 SDK for Windows. Following media coverage of Nokia's plans for Eseries to be Symbian only, Rafe offers some clarifications, explaining Nokia's business mobility strategy and MeeGo's potential role. Rafe and David then discuss Marki Ahtisaari's Le Web presentation, which discussed some of the ideas behind Nokia's future UX plans.
In All About MeeGo Insight Podcast #3 we start with a round up of recent news: the release of the MeeGo SDK, the announcement of Intel's AppUp Developer portal page for MeeGo and early MeeGo Netbook UX benchmarks from Phoronix. The second half of the podcast is wide-ranging discussion about the MeeGo Conference 2010, which recently took place in Dublin. We touch on a number of topics including announcements from AMD and Pelagicore (IVI), the content of keynotes, details of the Handset UX roadmap and much more. We will be covering other areas in future editions of the podcast.