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Maemo Summit Day 2 - live

I'm continuing the live coverage of the Maemo Summit in collaboration with Reggie, from Maemo Talk, and Mark, from The Nokia Blog. We're using Cover It Live, which is embedded below, and lets you read the latest updates, view pictures, vote in polls and add your own comments and questions. This news story contains the coverage from day two. More in the full story.

# Posted by Rafe in Editorial Thoughts, Events at 20:48 UTC, Oct 9th || Comments
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Maemo Summit Day 1 - live

I'm doing live coverage of the Maemo Summit in collaboration with Reggie, from Maemo Talk, and Mark, from The Nokia Blog. We're using Cover It Live, which is embedded below, and lets you read the latest updates, view pictures, vote in polls and add your own comments and questions. This news story contains the coverage from day one. More in the full story.

# Posted by Rafe in Editorial Thoughts, Events at 20:56 UTC, Oct 8th || Comments

Maemo 5 (N900) downloads now available

Downloads for Maemo 5, as used in the Nokia N900, are now available from maemo.org. The listings are applications that are in the Extras repository and have passed the community QA testing queue. Each download is listed with a short description and screenshot. The applications available include OM Weather (developer interview), gPodder, a Countdown widget, Tuner and Rfk.

# Posted by Rafe in at 22:56 UTC, Oct 7th || Comments

Maemo 5 UI Team's YouTube channel

The Maemo 5 UI Team have created a YouTube channel, which they will use to "showcase the interaction design found in Maemo 5". The first video they have uploaded, starring Vilja and Veli (members of the Maemo 5 UI Team), gives a brief introduction to the calendar application on Maemo 5. It demonstrates basic calendar functionality, adding a new calendar entry and a real world example of the potential the benefits of multi tasking.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Links of Interest at 13:35 UTC, Oct 7th || Comments

Flash 10.1 on the N900

At the MAX 2009 conference Adobe demonstrated a new version of Flash, 10.1, running on the Nokia N900. Flash 10.1 is important because it is the first realisation of the Open Screen Project, which looks to create a consistent runtime environment, across multiple platforms, for creating rich multimedia experiences. Key features of Flash 10.1 include support for HD video and hardware accelerated graphics and video.

# Posted by Rafe in Software at 13:11 UTC, Oct 7th || Comments
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The Features That Time Forgot...

In the early development phase of AAM, we did a number of articles to test the site which have now fallen off the news page but which can still be accessed through our features section. They cover a wide range of topics including an interview with Nokia's Ari Jaaksi, a brief editorial about the evolution of Maemo, speculation about what kind of form factors Maemo devices could take, and a review of the Nokia N810.

# Posted by Tzer2 in Hardware, Miscellaneous, Developer, Editorial Thoughts at 19:20 UTC, Oct 6th || Comments

Maemo 5 final SDK released

Forum Nokia has released the Maemo 5 final SDK. The SDK enables developers to create applications for Nokia devices based on Maemo 5, such as the Nokia N900. New in the final SDK release are the complete UI framework (including multiple desktops and task switching), Nokia applications with related API, new Sharing plugin API, Scatchbox package updates, and open source for hildon-status-menu and librtcom-telepathy-glib.

# Posted by Rafe in Developer at 12:15 UTC, Oct 6th || Comments
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Welcome to All About Maemo (AAM)

Welcome to All About Maemo (AAM), an independent, online source for news and information about the Maemo platform and Maemo devices, such as Nokia's recently announced N900. Our aim is to inform, educate and entertain, through the provision of unique content, from a team of experienced and knowledgeable writers. We hope to deliver a range of objective content targeted at a wide audience, from consumers to developers and those in the mobile industry.

We're soft launching AAM (in beta if you prefer), ahead of the upcoming Maemo Summit in Amsterdam and the market release of the N900, and we want to hear your feedback. Read on for more details.

# Posted by Rafe in Editorial Thoughts at 14:23 UTC, Oct 5th || Comments

Videos showcase N900's Maemo browser

Nokia Conversations has published two new videos, embedded below, which showcase the Maemo browser running on the Nokia N900. The first, a slick promotional video, shows a marketing-type overview of the key features of the browser and demonstrates a number of interface 'tricks', which help improve the user experience of the browser. The second video covers a similar area, but shows the demos running on a real device in real-world usage.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Links of Interest at 13:17 UTC, Oct 5th || Comments

Wallpapers for the N900

Code177 has set up a web site for wallpapers for the Nokia N900. The wallpapers, which can be used as background images on the N900's desktop, are 800x480 pixels in resolution. Some of the wallpapers are available in sets, containing four images, catering for the multiple desktops, which are part of the N900's 'panorama desktop' feature.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Links of Interest at 22:51 UTC, Oct 4th || Comments
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