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MeeGo 1.2 Release Now Out – N900 Developer Edition Release Set For MeeGo Conference

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.

MeeGo 1.2 Release Now Out - N900 Developer Edition Release Set For SFO

(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.

A Developer Edition Of MeeGo Is Coming To The Nokia N900

Its been possible to run MeeGo on the Nokia N900 for sometime now, but the use case has been limited to a proof of concept instead of giving the users a workable solution that will let them use the N900 as a primary phone, while it is running MeeGo. But fortunately, a developer edition of MeeGo has just been announced for the N900 with the aim of making the N900 ‘usable as a primary phone device for a developer/hacker person’.

A Developer's Edition Of MeeGo Is Coming To The N900

The developer edition will be based on MeeGo 1.2 trunk content and the focus will be one meeting  non-functional targets such as performance rather than checking boxes for the number of features. The idea behind the move is to encourage more people to use MeeGo on N900, and continue enhancing the functionality or build new stuff.

The core team is being formed in and around Nokia, including current members of N900 HW adaptation team.

If you want more information or want to help, head over to this wiki on MeeGo.com.

[via: @jukkaeklund]