Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

When Nokia’s move to MeeGo was first announced, the burning question on everyone’s mind was whether the N900 would get MeeGo or not? The answer to that was that Nokia would not be officially updating the N900 to MeeGo, but the community would probably get something working.

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

Then Feb 11, 2011 happened. There was still no Nokia MeeGo device in the market and anticipation grew over what would happen next.

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

But fortunately for the community, the N900 MeeGo Developer Edition was announced and on 22 March the DE development kicked off and at the MeeGo Conference, the MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition is available for download. Its not meant to replace Maemo 5, but all the basics functions such as cameras, making calls etc work. In terms of applications there are Opera 11, TwimGo (Twitter), Gluon, Extras client, XBMC, Marble and others.

But before we get to the video (embedded at the bottom of the page), here are some screens from the N900 MeeGo 1.2 DE Session.

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900

Finally, here’s the video.

The cool bit is the the MeeGo for tablets release also runs on a device which is essentially 3 years old. Its hardly functional because of the low memory, but a good proof of concept nevertheless.

You can get the release and all the instructions you’ll need here. Installing it will void your warranty though.

12 thoughts on “Demo Of MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition On The Nokia N900”

  1. Applause for making a phone call? Sorry MeeGo, you’re evolving too slow. I hoped for a full featured MeeGo release for my N900 for so long now, but even the SF DE release is far away from a OS for daily use. Please speed up, otherwise i won’t be the only one who looks at products from the competitors.

  2. I know that we will not get a “end user” version for our N900s, because then Nokia has to take end user support for it. But lets be honest. Even as a N900 Maemo user you are some sort of developer right now. No more official updates since PR1.3 and for many things you have to use inofficial updates, hacks and the x-terminal. They said the N900 MeeGo DE edition will always be for developers, but they also said they will deliver a version thats ready for daily use. But it’s miles away from that.

  3. What a pity ! Stop dealing with the past (N900/N8) and bring us the N9 with a real Meego OS. Too much of blablabla from Nokia anyway.

  4. Hi, I’m not happy with what has been done so far, maybe a lot, but compared to our expectations, I’m just disappointed, which made ​​clever basic browser, why Wifi signal disappears, the sound is also very weak, I hope that it will take years to correct all the deficiencies and will be happy to MeeGo

  5. Slow and steady wins the race meego..Meefo is like linux..slow..bleeding edge..raw..but it sweep across all technologies including everything and slowly gains momentum and finaly emerges as an all encompassing Mobile Os like Linux did for PC’s….we are just in the 5min of the hours long journey of meego..Really excited to see it evolve..best wishes

  6. Johnny Knoe **********. Did you know, that this is not the MeeGo developed by Intel but instead, its called a DEVELOPER EDITION. Therefor, everything has to be converted/ported which means, making a phone call might be something very normal on MeeGo but not on MeeGo DE for N900. *****************. Please read everything before making a comment.

    Thank you.

  7. Calm down tebsu! I hope your comment gets deleted. Comments like yours cast a poor light on the community.

  8. Meego needs to speed up. Its displaying nothing revolutionary in anything ive seen I find it hard to appreciate and understand the delays.

    If the truth be known I enjoy Maemo5 on my n900. I would be happy with a faster newer device that carries Maemo5. So if I can install it and simply do what i do on my n900 only faster and quicker on a new device i’ll install it.

    Food for thought for those of us happy with Maemo5 if that could be done on the new N9 or N950 whatever it is to be called.

  9. Hi Everyone, I am not happy with Nokia what he is doing with the customers. Because Nokia N900 OS Maemo is better but I am unable to install any android software on it.

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