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Live from Nokia World 2010

Nokia World 2010 starts today and the team is on the ground to bring you live coverage from Nokia's premier event. Over the next two days we'll be bringing you the key news, views and information. This news story contains our live coverage, where you can see the latest images and text updates; you can also interact with the team, asking questions and adding your own thoughts. Alternatively you can keep up to date by following our @aas account on Twitter, where we will be posting text updates and images.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Hardware, Events at 23:43 UTC, Sep 13th || Comments

MeeGo 1.02 for Netbooks update available

On Monday MeeGo made available the second update for the MeeGo 1.0 Core Software Platform and Netbook User Experience project release (the version of MeeGo designed to be run on netbooks). The updated version, 1.02, resolves several email and media player issues, updates syncevolution and connection manager and has more than 70 bug fixes. Read on for further details.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Links of Interest, Developer at 15:06 UTC, Aug 11th || Comments

International Syst releases Metasys MeeGo

Last month International Syst announced the formal release of Metasys MeeGo, an operating system based on the MeeGo netbook experience software platform. It is designed to support the 'didactic requirements of the educational process' and to be 'used in the new generation of Intel powered convertible classmate PC'.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Links of Interest at 11:36 UTC, Aug 11th || Comments

MeeGo for IVI (cars) 1.0 released

The first version of MeeGo for IVI (in vehicle information) systems has been released. Based on MeeGo 1.0, the Day 1 release of the MeeGo IVI UX includes a homescreen and taskbar for launching and managing applications, a sample navigation application, a version of the Fennec browser and various packages from open source automotive projects.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Developer, Industry at 22:37 UTC, Aug 4th || Comments

GENIVI Alliance choose MeeGo for IVI reference

The Linux Foundation today announced that the GENIVI Alliance, a non-profit industry alliance aimed at driving the adoption on an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) reference platform, has chosen the MeeGo platform as the basis for their next reference release. MeeGo will provide the base for the GENIVI Alliance's upcoming Apollo release, which aims to reduce the time to market and cost of IVI development. This announcement significantly strengthens the credibility of MeeGo's IVI ambitions.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Industry at 15:01 UTC, Jul 23rd || Comments

openSUSE 11.3 includes start of MeeGo support

As part of its version 11.3 release, openSUSE now includes initial support for MeeGo, as part of a wider effort to improve support for netbook devices. It is based on the netbook user experience version of MeeGo. The effort has been led by the openSUSE Goblin team; according to the release notes MeeGo on openSUSE (code named Smeegol) adds additional multimedia (codecs, Amazon store) and social networking (Digg, Facebook, MySpace and Flickr) support. Read on for further details.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Developer, Industry at 12:23 UTC, Jul 21st || Comments

Nokia's Terminal Mode (car integration) progressing

What's the next step for mobile phone and car integration? One option is Nokia's Terminal Mode technology, which proposes an industry standard for the integration of mobile phones (and their applications) into the car environment. Nokia has developed Terminal Mode in conjunction with CE4A (Consumer Electronics for Automotive) and recently held the Terminal Mode Summit at their Espoo offices in Finland. This gives us a good opportunity to review what Terminal Mode is about and what progress has been made to date. Read on....

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Hardware, Miscellaneous, Industry at 9:36 UTC, Jul 15th || Comments

MeeGo 1.01 for Netbooks update now available

Last Thursday MeeGo announced the first update for the MeeGo 1.0 Core Software Platform and Netbook User Experience project release (the version of MeeGo designed to be run on netbooks). The updated version contains more than a hundred bug fixes, greatly enhances the 'visuals' of MeeGo, improves 3D support, enhances several applications  and updates the kernel to Read on for more information and illustrative screenshots.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Developer at 12:43 UTC, Jul 12th || Comments

MeeGo Handset UX in screenshots and video

Following on from today's MeeGo Handset UX Day 1 release we have collated some screenshots and a video to show you the look and feel of the user interface. However bear in mind that this is an early release (pre-alpha), is incomplete and is the base from which productised versions (those appearing in commercial devices) will be created. This means any end-user products are likely to look substantially different. Read on to see the video and screenshots.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Links of Interest, Industry at 19:44 UTC, Jun 30th || Comments

Nokia fights back with new developer offerings

Nokia has made a number of developer announcements today, which significantly strengthen their developer services and offerings. Perhaps most interesting is news of a public beta service that allows developers to get their content Symbian Signed at no cost (compared to a previous first time signing cost of up to $215). Also important is the news that individuals can now register as Ovi Publishers (previously restricted to companies) and that the Ovi Store is now accepting Qt-based applications. Finally, and the most significant in the long term, is the first full release of the Nokia Qt SDK 1.0 and the accompanying Nokia Smart Installer (previously in beta). Read on for additional details. 

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Developer, Industry, Editorial Thoughts, Services at 13:23 UTC, Jun 23rd || Comments
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