Archive for December 18, 2010

MeeGo as a set-top box (by Amino)

December 18, 2010 5 comments




Following  similar attempts by other mobile software houses like Google and Apple, Nokia and Intel’s MeeGo is being targeted at products above and beyond the phone and tablet form factors that we’re all so interested in. Much like Google’s offerings, MeeGo has been adopted and trialed in a number of instances including set-top boxes. The video after the break shows a demonstration of a TV based solution by Amino demonstrated at the Intel Developer Forum in September of this year.

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Gallery: Mirror screen for Nokia N8 – mirror screen protector

December 18, 2010 4 comments

I’m not sure why you would want to do this, but mirror screens always appear as 3rd party accessories and I still see people using them on their phones. In addition to being a screen protector and protect from unwanted scratches, you do get the added benefit of having, suddenly, a mirror.

I thought – why not see what it would look like on a Nokia N8. Well here you go. But there maybe some downsides to consider: Visibility, screen responsiveness, outdoor visibility:

  • The screen is still, most importantly, usable in the capacitive sense. It doesn’t really hinder movement as electrons are still conducted through this plastic.
  • Importantly, the plastic is relatively thick which is important i nscreen protectors as it reduces the bubbling on screen.
  • Finally though can you see through it? Well you’ll have to click on and find out.

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Video: Nokia N8-00 Version 3 for nokia 5800 RM-356 and for Nokia 5530 RM-504

December 18, 2010 5 comments

For Nokia 5800 and 5530 users here’s a custom firmware that brings Symbian^3/N8 styling and a few additional extras.

  • Symbian^3 style dialler,
  • Widget homescreen
  • Lots of animation/UI transitions – e.g. portrait/landscape v smooth, moving back/forward in menu looks v. nice.
  • Quite speedy (at most places, bit lag in others)
  • File manager shows hidden files/folders
  • Music Player showing lyrics of song playing in a scrolling karaoke style (by default, though you could get tune wiki)

Video is very blurry but you can still get the gist of what’s happening:

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