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MeeGo 1.2 Summer Release For The N900 Out Now

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.

MeeGo 1.2 Summer Release For The N900 Out Now

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.

Demo: The N900 Dual Booting Maemo & MeeGo

There is no easy to use noob guide to dual boot between Maemo and MeeGo on the N900 yet, but if you want a sneak peak at the signs of things to come, Carsten Munk (@stskeeps) has put together a brief demo showing the N900 booting between Maemo and MeeGo pretty seamlessly.

Carsten is the official maintainer of the MeeGo Nokia N900 hardware adaptation and goes on to say:

MeeGo 1.1 isn’t out yet, give us a little bit of time. What will happen if things go right:

* Package install from extras-devel that enables the u-boot boot loader.
* Upon startup, if there is a SD card that’s bootable, it will boot the SD card, with MeeGo. Otherwise, it will boot Maemo.

More customized setups are possible for the daring.

MeeGo will not come to the N900 officially i.e. Nokia will not provide it via the Nokia Software Updater or any other sort of download. However, like I have said before, there will be a community based version which you will be able to install by following a brief tutorial. The pieces are almost in place, its only a matter of time.

Note: Carsten (@stskeeps) had originally uploaded the video to blip.tv, YouTube upload via Simon. Follow this TMO thread for the latest.

Ready To Flash MeeGo Image Now Available For The N900

The the MeeGo preview for the N900 first came out, in order to install it you need to make your own image and then flash it onto the N900. Things have moved along since then and a ready to flash MeeGo image is now available from Nokia’s own servers. So if you have been wanting to install MeeGo on the N900 but have been waiting for it to become just a little easier, the necessary guides are here.

Ready To Flash MeeGo Image Now Available For The N900

But before you embark on the MeeGo journey with your N900, please keep in mind that this is still very much a developmental release and that it holds no value for an everyday users and if you think you fall under that category, its better to hold off. There also some issues with backlighting, which are being discussed here.

[via: @mwkn]