Video Demo Of MeeGo For Handsets – An Installable Version For The N900 Is Available

Day 1 for the MeeGo UI is here and with that comes a ‘developer preview’ of how the OS is shaping up. There are a bunch of screenshots available on the official MeeGo website but if you are feeling adventurous, there is a N900 version you can play with. The current release comes with a dialer, sms, photo viewer, browser, and personal connection management applications. These apps are a works in progress, and the MeeGo UI is no where near ready for mainstream adoption yet.

Video Demo Of MeeGo For Handsets - An Installable Version For The N900 Is Available

The idea behind MeeGo 1.0 for handsets is to give everyone an idea of how the MeeGo 1.1 release (due in October) is shaping up. The release is not bug free and here is a list of some workarounds to those issues. The MeeGo team has also published a video showing off the UI, take a look for yourself and let us know what you think? A nice mashup of the best from the popular platforms with some bonus features?

I will reserve judgment till I play with it on my N900, it is also worthy to note that Nokia’s next Nseries will probably not look very similar to the UI we’re seeing above. Although they do have a tendency to keep most most of its as they are usually the ones who’ve worked the most on it. (Symbian for example, the other manufactures have their UI layers)

So what do you think of the MeeGo 1.1 developer release?

9 thoughts on “Video Demo Of MeeGo For Handsets – An Installable Version For The N900 Is Available”

  1. Judging by the filename of the image file, I do not believe it includes the handset UX. I think this is developer image (without UX gui) released a few months ago.

    AFAIK, Nokia are not yet providing an installable image of MeeGo with handset UX for the N900 (yet?). I think they are making pieces necessary to build one, but it’s much more work.

  2. I agree having to build your own image is major work, but as always the community should have something to help people not familiar with all of this get a taste of what’s on offer.

    We should know in a day or so.

  3. I’d use a workable version in a shot if it make the battery life more than 6 hours.

    Meego looks lovely and I think I will have a go with this image out of curiosity.

  4. Interesting, but from the demo I do get the feeling it’s a bit too sluggish for day to day use, in spite of pretty zippy hardware. Still, good work, keep it up 🙂

  5. Is Nokia really doing most of the work for MeeGo for handsets? I find it hard to believe: they’ve hit every single deadline! 😛

    Sorry for the negativity, but I’ve just lost faith in Nokia as a company able to produce software efficiently. Or maybe I just didn’t know that thing about the UI layers in Symbian?

    Hope my cynicism will be put down with the official release of the first MeeGo handset. I’m sure hoping that my attitude will be changed!

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