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The story of Nokia MeeGo (TaskuMuro)

The story of Nokia MeeGo (TaskuMuro)

Posted Oct 13, 2012 2:09 UTC (Sat) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
In reply to: The story of Nokia MeeGo (TaskuMuro) by Cyberax
Parent article: The story of Nokia MeeGo (TaskuMuro)

And supported three operating systems at once? That's where they had the problems to start with.


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The story of Nokia MeeGo (TaskuMuro)

Posted Oct 13, 2012 2:17 UTC (Sat) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523) [Link]

And that's what they've still ended up with (WP7, WP8 and Symbian).

The story of Nokia MeeGo (TaskuMuro)

Posted Oct 13, 2012 2:29 UTC (Sat) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239) [Link]

Calling WP7 supported is probably being too kind.

The story of Nokia MeeGo (TaskuMuro)

Posted Oct 13, 2012 2:41 UTC (Sat) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523) [Link]

Why? They still have to support WP7 for at least a year for existing phones that are _still_ being sold.

And WP7 and WP8 are completely different OSes, WP7 uses a WinCE kernel and WP8 uses a modified WinNT kernel. So they have still spent two years adapting OS just to abandon it later.

Both OSes share some level of API/ABI compatibility because apps for WP7 are written exclusively in .NET (with native API only available to Microsoft and a small clique of partners). But that was also true for the plan to use QT to make development possible for Symbian and Meego. And Meego/Harmattan was planned to be binary backward compatible with later Meego.

So the situation would have been EXACTLY the same.


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