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Nokia X, We Hardly Knew Ye

"I told you so" is a refrain that's oft-heard here in the Linux blogosphere, and more often than not it refers to some fleeting Microsoft tie with FOSS that subsequently goes wrong. The latest example? It's a doozy. Redmond not only is laying off many, many thousands -- most of them in its ill-fated...

Nokia X2 Mixes and Matches Android Apps, Windows Phone Services

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the launch of the Nokia X2, the first device to come out in Nokia's Android-based X line since Microsoft acquired the company earlier this year. The Nokia X series targets emerging markets with a low-cost family of smartphones offering access to Android apps and Micros...

Nokia Mixes It Up With New Android X Family

Nokia on Monday confirmed months of speculation with the unveiling of its X family of smartphones running Android. The X, X+ and XL are priced at $123, $136 and $150, respectively. Like Nokia's low-end Asha line, the X devices come in bright colors. They borrow some of Asha's other well-received fea...

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Microsoft and Ballmer and Nokia, Oh My!

The days of summer may be dwindling at last here in the Linux blogosphere, but that doesn't mean things are cooling off. No indeed, the unseasonably scorching temperatures have been matched only by the sizzling nature of the news -- in particular, Ballmer is out, and Microsoft is purchasing Nokia! T...

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Microsoft’s Dell Play: Smart Save or Nokia 2.0?

It's no secret that partnerships involving Microsoft tend to make Linux bloggers nervous, and given the lessons of history, it's not exactly any wonder, either. So FOSS fans will have to be excused for the anxiety with which they've watched the latest developments with Dell. CEO and founder Michael ...

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Nokia and Microsoft: Match Made in the Twilight Zone

For most of us, there are events in history that we remember with crystal clarity, even down to the specific details of what we were doing when they happened. The Twin Towers tragedy is one recent example; another might be a positive event, such as the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. Here, withi...

MeeGo After Nokia: ‘I Will Survive’ or ‘Where Did Our Love Go’?

Now that Nokia has moved away from MeeGo, its mobile OS love child with Intel, will the development of this you operating system be stunted, or will it be able to carry on? MeeGo was formed by combining Nokia's Maemo and Intel's Moblin platforms in February of 2010, and Nokia's announcement last wee...

Nokia Puts the Leash Back on Symbian

After watching its Symbian smartphone devices lose ground in the global market for several straight quarters, Nokia has moved to cut its losses by shrinking the scope of the Symbian Foundation. On Monday, Nokia announced that it will take over development of the Symbian platform from the foundation....

Nokia Snubs Symbian for MeeGo in Future N-Series Phones

Nokia will use the Linux MeeGo operating system in its flagship N-series platform in a bid to remain competitive against the iPhone and Android smartphones. However, the company will continue to use its Symbian operating system for its lower-end smartphones. The move might be seen as a bid to restor...

Intel, Nokia Hold Their Breath as Devs Start Noodling With MeeGo

The MeeGo community, formed by Intel and Nokia, on Thursday released the MeeGo distribution infrastructure and operating system base to developers. Images released are Intel Atom-based netbooks; ARM-based Nokia N900; and Intel Atom-based handsets running on the Moorestown chip. The Thursday release ...

Maemo Edges Out Symbian in Nokia’s N900 Smartphone

Three months after Nokia announced its N900 smartphone, the device has arrived in the United States. The N900 runs on the Linux-based Maemo platform, and Nokia's hype around it raises questions about whether the company plans to replace its older Symbian platform with Maemo. Meanwhile, rumors that N...

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On the ‘Fake Linus Torvalds’ and the Nifty Nokia N900

You know it's a good day when included among all the dry-as-dust press releases that arrive on your virtual desk is one that promises to combine Linux, Twitter and "dangerously outrageous" fun. Sure enough, from none other than the Linux Foundation came the tantalizing announcement of the "Fake Linu...

Nokia Tosses Another OSS OS Into the Mobile Mix

Nokia on Thursday announced the N900 smartphone, a mobile device running the Linux-based Maemo operating system that the company typically uses for its tablets. The device runs a Mozilla-based browser and offers still and video photography, an FM radio and 3.5G and WLAN connectivity. Maemo is the op...

Has Nokia Been Bitten by the Android Bug?

Nokia is denying rumors that it is about to unveil a smartphone running on Google's Android operating system. "There is no truth to this rumor whatsoever," spokesperson Joseph Gallo told LinuxInsider on Monday. "It is a well-known fact that Symbian is our platform of choice for smartphones." The Gua...

Nokia: The Mobile Future Is Wide Open

Nokia is getting in the game of open source cell phone software with its newly acquired Symbian platform. Nokia -- which had already owned 48 percent of Symbian -- bought the remaining 52 percent of the company Tuesday and immediately shifted the product to a royalty-free model. Several leading cell...

Nokia Launches Feature-Packed, Linux-Based Internet Tablet

The Linux-based mobile device marketplace is growing and thriving, and Nokia is but one beneficiary, though a strong one indeed. As a sign of the times, Nokia's Thursday launch of the "Internet Tablet" device N810 represents a move away from phones and into new opportunities in mobile devices where ...

Nokia Siemens Networks Rings Up Carrier-Grade Linux Initiatives

Nokia Siemens Networks has joined the Linux Foundation and will become active in efforts to develop Carrier Grade Linux 5.0 standards. Nokia Siemens Networks will work with the Linux Foundation specifically on Linux-based technologies for use in user plane and control plane network elements, as well...

Nokia Bets on Open Source for Cell Phone Browser

Mobile phone giant Nokia released its S60 mobile browser source code under the open source BSD license this week, claiming the move will promote handset platform consistency and avoid the fragmentation that has held back mobile browsing. Nokia is choosing to open the mobile browser engine code becau...

Nokia Authors Linux-Based Internet Tablet

Nokia yesterday announced that it has started selling the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. The pocket-sized device is Nokia's first Linux-based terminal product and is dedicated to Internet browsing and e-mail communications over WiFi. "We are very excited to start shipments of our first Nokia Internet Ta...

Nokia Seeks Developer Cooperation With Eclipse Membership

Nokia is making moves to draw more developers to its platform in an increasingly open-source software landscape. Part of the phone maker's strategy is getting a little cozier with the Eclipse Foundation. Nokia this week joined the Eclipse Foundation as a "strategic developer" and board member. Nokia...

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