Originally Posted by ForumViewer
Arent most upper end smartphones the same except for OS?
And if so, why use the same old OS as others instead of using the new one that you've been spending millions on?
The Meego UI specifications take the best of Android, iOS, and WebOS and combine them (with a few new ideas) into one UI. Qt is a great platform and could easily be ported to all the other OS's (LGPL is great
). There is already a project to port Qt to Android and another to port Dalvik to Meego. This would solve the budding ecosystem problem: simply plug into the massive Android market while building a Qt based library of programs.
For being less than one year old
, Meego is impressive (in fact, it is because Nokia scrapped Maemo and started again that Nokia doesn't have an OS ready). Meego is a full blown OS that runs on a phone. It has UI's suitable for phones, tablets, and desktops (touch or mouse). It has the backing of many large corporations (not just one like WP7) and is evolving faster than most platforms.
So why not use that same old hardware with that different OS and reap the benefits of owning the entire chain of the ecosystem instead of becoming "another dell"?
That said, I dislike renders. They seldom do justice to the physical device.Edited by hajile - 2/11/11 at 7:09pm