For the loyal N900 users, the community keeps on giving. Fresh in the footsteps of the MeeGo Conference release, comes the Summer Edition of MeeGo goodness for the Nokia N900. MeeGo for the N900 is now called the Community Edition instead of the Developer Edition and the current release concentrates on making everything ‘faster and fancier‘. The focus has been on improving the performance, e.g. the application start-up time and boot up.
There release also brings critical bug fixes to the phone, SMS, browser and camera apps, while adding new apps like Terminal, Package manager and GPRS settings along with a bunch of community applications and an extras client. Click through to this page for more details.
If you are keen on trying it out, head to the N900 MeeGo Community Edition page and get downloading, you will find detailed installation instructions there. If you want to come back to Maemo 5 on the N900 as your only OS, there are instructions for that as well.
The MeeGo 1.2 release is now available, well in time for the MeeGo Conference that kicks off on Monday. This update promises to provide a solid baseline for device vendors and developers to start creating software for various device categories on Intel Atom and ARMv7 architectures.
(N900 MeeGo 1.2 DE, Boot Splash)
If you are looking to for an update for your N900, then there is good news. While there are vanilla MeeGo 1.2 images available for the N900, it’ll make much more sense for you to try the N900 Developer Edition release that has additional applications, contributions and fixes.
While the final release will happen at the MeeGo Conference, you can still try the final release candidate here. If you are attending the MeeGo Conference, then make sure to attend the N900 MeeGo 1.2 DE Session. If you are not, you can still catch the live streaming of this session on May 25, 9:50 AM San Francisco time.
Back to the general MeeGo 1.2 release, on the UX and MeeGo SDK front we now have:
Make sure to check out the post on MeeGo.com for more details. MeeGo development continues forward on a six-month cadence, so you can expect MeeGo 1.3 to be released in October, 2011.