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toolsJust want to give everyone a quick heads up that Nokia has rolled out minor firmware update (3.2010.02-8) for Nokia N900 and you can get it as Firmware Over the Air (firmware over the air) through the Application manager or with Nokia Software Updater As well but in that case you'll lose all settings and apllications as well so be sure that you have valid back up before update.

If you haven’t been warned yet, than enable internet connection and refresh app manager and you should see the 16.2 MB large Firmware version 3.2010.02-8. It should be available for most of the generic product codes but owners of branded devices might have to wait a bit longer.

Although there is no detailed change log it is still highly suggestible to get it as it usually brings dozens of minor bug fixes and improves reliability of your pho... .. .

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ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments Form New Company to Speed the Rollout of Linux-Based Devices

Friday, 04 June 2010 15:10

Written by Apocalypso

armARM, Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), today announced the formation of Linaro, a not-for-profit open source software engineering company dedicated to enhancing open source innovation for the next wave of always-connected, always-on computing. Linaro’s work will help developers and manufacturers provide consumers with more choice, more responsive devices and more diverse applications on Linux-based systems.

Linaro aligns the expertise of industry-leading electronics companies to accelerate innovation among Linux developers on the most advanced semiconductor SoCs (System-on-Chip). The current wave of “always-conn... .. .

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MeeGo v1.0 For Nokia N900 and Netbooks Now Available For Download!

Thursday, 27 May 2010 06:43

Written by Apocalypso

meego_tmUnless you've been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you've heard that Intel and Nokia have announced strategic relationship to shape next era of mobile computing innovation.

To realize this shared vision, both companies are expanding their longstanding relationship to define a new mobile platform beyond today's smartphones, notebooks and netbooks, enabling the development of a variety of innovative software, mobile Internet services for mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, media phones, connected TVs, and in-vehicle infotainment systems.

Although folks over at Nokia’s official blog claimed on Monday that they will not offer MeeGo for N900 the first version of MeeGo OS for Netbooks and Nokia N900 is now avai... .. .

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Nokia N900 Gets Software Update With A Wide Range Of Improvements

Tuesday, 25 May 2010 06:34

Written by Apocalypso

toolsJust want to give everyone a quick heads up that Nokia has rolled out yet another firmware update for Nokia N900 which will be progressively available as FOTA (Firmware Over the Air) through the Application manager.

If you haven’t been warned yet, than enable internet connection and refresh app manager and check if it is already available for you otherwise be patient and wait it should be ready by the end of the week for most of the generic product codes .

Firmware version 1.2 (V10.2010.19-1) offering a range of enhancements including improvements to communication, browser and maps applic... .. .

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Weekend reading: Is It Time To Take Intel-Based Smartphones Seriously?

Sunday, 16 May 2010 09:24

Written by Apocalypso

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Intel has been trying to penetrate the market for mobile device application processors for the past decade with little success, but the last week the chip giant unveiled its newest Intel Atom processor-based platform, a chipset it needs to mount a serious push into the smartphone and tablet segments.

The success of Intel in the mobile device application processor market depends on its securing backing from the software industry and support from major mobile industry giants, such as Nokia and Orange, that are now taking Intel seriously.

Intel was recently identified by Yves Maitre, group devices director at Orange, as one of six cas... .. .

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Unofficial Return Of Opera Mobile To Maemo Devices After More Than A 3 Years Of Absence

Tuesday, 11 May 2010 07:57

Written by Apocalypso

operamobile_tmCThe good folks from Opera beta labs are proud to present the first preview build of Opera Mobile 10 for Nokia N900 and N800/N810 after more than a 3 years of absence!

Back in 2005, Nokia released the Nokia N770. The included web browser was developed by Opera Software. In 2008, Nokia chose to stop including Opera with Maemo, switching instead to a browser developed internally. Today’s preview build marks its unofficial return to the Maemo platform, after a little over 3 years of absence.

This Maemo version of Opera Mobile 10 was created as a hobby project by a small team of developers in their spare tim... .. .

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Experimental Nokia N900 Qt 4.7 Packages Now Available For Download

Thursday, 06 May 2010 17:36

Written by Apocalypso

qt_tmAs you may have already know, The Qt 4.7 Beta1 was released today, and now I’m happy to inform you that a set of experimental Qt 4.7 packages is available for Maemo 5 as well for all those cutting edge folks that want to try out the newest stuff .

The purpose of the Beta release is to help us gather feedback on the quality of the 4.7 branch, particularly in terms of stability, performance and documentation. This will enable us to focus our resources on fixing those issues that concern users the most and to decide whether the next step towards the public 4.7.0 release should be a Release Candidate or another Beta.

The final 4.7.0 release is scheduled for around mid 2010, pending feedback on the new features/desi... .. .

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Intel Launches New Atom Processor For Smartphones Based On Linux OS Including MeeGo And Android

Wednesday, 05 May 2010 12:36

Written by Apocalypso

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Benefitting from the company's power-saving architecture, transistor and circuit design expertise, plus unique manufacturing process techniques, Intel Corporation today unveiled its newest Intel Atom processor-based platform.

The technology package provides significantly lower power consumption1 and prepares the company to target a range of computing devices, including high-end smartphones, tablets and other mobile handheld products. The chips bring Intel's classic product strengths – outstanding performance to run a comprehensive and growing number of rich media and Internet applications, a choice of software, and the ability to easily multitask – across a number of applications, including HD video and multi-point videoconferencing.

"Intel has delivered its first product that is opening the door for Intel Architecture [IA] in the smartphone market segment," said Anand Cha... .. .

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Firefox 1.1 beta for the Nokia N900 Now Available For Download!

Friday, 30 April 2010 05:12

Written by Apocalypso

thumb_ub Earlier this morning, the Mozilla organization made official the release of Firefox 1.1 Beta 1 for Maemo. For this release, the focus was some UI features they didn’t have time to put in the initial release. They are also using your feedback from previous releases and nightly builds to help improve the browsing experience.

Bringing Firefox to mobile devices is the next step toward fulfilling Mozilla’s mission of providing one Web that everyone can access, regardless of device or location. Secure, powerful, and customizable, Firefox is the most modern mobile Web browser available and is optimized for a mobile experience.Key design principles are at the heart of the mobile browsing experience including minimal typing, seamless synchronization with desktop Firefox and the ability to take your Firefox with you, to name a few.

Firefox is the first mobile Web browser to support add-ons. With add-ons, you can customize your Firefox by adding features that help make your brow... .. .

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First Glimpse Of The MeeGo User Interface

Tuesday, 13 April 2010 21:06

Written by Apocalypso

idf2010At its developer-focused conference (IDF2010) surrounded by hundreds of people who make technology magic happen and those who support them, Intel Corporation demonstrated how the company is providing a foundation on which to build common hardware, software and ecosystem solutions to make computing experiences and devices work together seamlessly and easier to use.

The MeeGo Community at IDF is formed around innovative solutions that scale and are interoperable across multiple usage models and types of mobile and embedded devices (such as In-vehicle Infotainment, media phones) powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor. MeeGo came up during Ren... .. .

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MeeGo Developer Community Grows As Software Ecosystem Support Broadens

Tuesday, 13 April 2010 05:09

Written by Apocalypso

meego_tmThe Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that companies from a broad range of sectors have committed to and are participating in the MeeGo project.

Participants today include leading device manufacturers, operating system vendors (OSVs), chipset manufacturers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and development communities. Supporting statements are attached from Acer, Amino, Asianux, Asus, BMW Group, Collabora, Ltd., CS2C, DeviceVM, EA Mobile, Gameloft, Hancom, Linpus, Maemo Community Council, Mandriva, Metasys, Miracle, MontaVista Software, Novell, PixArt, Red Flag, ST-Ericsson, Tencent, TurboLinux, VietSoftware, Wind River, WTEC, and Xandros.

This participation translates into millions of developer hours dedicated to cross-device compatibility, application portability and the user experience for MeeGo-bas... .. .

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Google’s Chrome Port For N900 Available For Download [How To & Brief Test]

Sunday, 11 April 2010 15:55

Written by Apocalypso

chromium_tmAfter recent release of the first stabile version of the Mozilla’s mobile web browser, Nokia N900 users just got another 3rd party solution to enhances their web browsing experiences on the go and are able now to choose between three high-quality web browsers with full flash support

A programmer by the name of Jacekowski managed to port and release the unofficial version of the Google Chrome browser . Browser also comes with the full Flash Support and is fully com... .. .

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Continental and Nokia Introduce Navigation Nirvana: Mobile Phone Apps Replicated, Synced and Controlled Through an In-Vehicle Display

Wednesday, 07 April 2010 15:23

Written by Apocalypso

car_tm Continental and Nokia are collaborating on a new concept that will enable drivers and passengers to seamlessly connect, display and control mobile phone applications via an in-vehicle dashboard display.

The companies are working together to integrate a new technology, called Terminal Mode, into the automotive and consumer electronics industries.

The collaboration between Continental and Nokia is designed to significantly improve the usability of services such as telephony, navigation, social networking and music in an autom... .. .

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Nokia N900 Hands On

n900 Since the first Linux powered Nokia phone became official last week, there has been a lot of buzz about device and the huge influx of various different photos, videos and even camera samples onto the internet but most of these materials were produced by Nokia Press studios and if you one of those who prefer real user experience over boring press materials read on!

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Bounce Demo Looks Awesome

bounceThe rendering quality offered by a hardware accelerated core and the OMAP chipset is obviously a lot better than through software rendering. The addition of high-performance hardware, Filtering Modes, MIPMapping and higher resolution textures massively improve the appearance of objects removing the ugly, pixelated blockiness seen in softw... .. .

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Vision Of Mixed Reality

mixed As our lives become increasingly digital, and information about our environment becomes both more contextual and readily available, we will soon want to interact with the ever-growing amounts of information and expect capabilities provided by mobile technology to be delivered in more intuitive and convenient ways. Rather than having to acti... .. .

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