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Video: 15 minutes with MeeGo 1.1 on the Nokia N900

October 31, 2010 11 comments

amandahoic from amanda_hoic.mysinablog.com/) has recorded a video demo of MeeGo 1.1 on the N900.

It’s not in English (but Cantonese) but you can still appreciate what’s going on in MeeGo. Note this is the basic Vanilla colour scheme of Vanilla MeeGo which will look different to Nokia’s MeeGo Handset (Harmattan)

  • 01:43 – Dialler/call page (actions like loudspeaker/hold/mute don’t seem to have icons yet. I’d love to see Symbian’s contact search on MeeGo whereby you just type numbers on the dialler and either a number from your phone book comes up (based on the typed name) or you can go ahead and call a new number.
  • 02:53 – The tabbed interface makes it easy to switch to recent calls/phone book/favourites (or whatever that star is). I HOPE MeeGo accepts swipe gestures and NOT just button pressing of those tabs.
  • 03:15 – App icons are fewer this time and the design has changed again.
  • – Apps are oddly taking much longer to open.
  • 03:30- Short look at SMS/Calendar
  • 04:40 – Video Gallery. I like the alphabet at the top to make it easy to just slide on over to whatever the video name is without having to type-search it.
  • 05:40 – Photoviewer (taking longer than usual to generate thumbnails). I like the connected thumbnails as opposed to having gaps.
  • 06:46 – Music player – interesting interface – the music buttons are always visible even if you’re searching music. I like that. Album art (if any) and album track listing appears at selection. It would be nice to have some clickable breadcrumbs/tabs to go back at certain points without having to press back again and again. Or just persistent tabs in general. Artist/Album/Song
  • 07:12 Multitasker – Big Symbian^3 esque windows/cards. But Maemo Esque in that these are LIVE active windows. Not static images (or worse, a shitty icon). Note that you have notification at the top of the location of your window (with dots/hollow dots). Bottom navigation bar still visible. I like that. Note that if multitouch were possible you could pinch and have the grid view.
  • 07:34 – Multitasker in portrait. Check out that live music player window and how it’s still moving. (Even the photo viewer tries to regenerate thumbnails – though why is another issue) I really love that aspect in Maemo 5. It feels like you’re truly multitasking and it’s also very practical in that you know exactly what’s happening in that window/what you’re multitasking.
  • 07:47 – cleaner rotate from portrait to landscape. We’ve seen it performed faster before. I much prefer having a rotate animation than a subtle “bang” im another orientation. We would expect iPad like rotation in that as soon as you move a little it turns. No more wait after a second or even half a second. Especially for 2011 when this is announced/released.
  • 08:25 – Web Browser. N900 – vanguard of desktop class browsing on a mobile phone. There’s firefox mobile. I hope it gets pinch and zoom by release. (or failing that, give us MicroB)
  • 11:20 – Xterminal – for the Linux Pros amongst you.
  • 11:45 – People / Contacts app.
  • 12:50 – Chat – facebook chat, google talk etc.
  • 13:25 – Settings – That’s the right most button on the navigation bar.  Pretty empty at the moment.
  • 14:15 – Battery indicator view says how many minutes in addition to the visual indicator. (Like old internet tablets 770/N800)

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsTw6t2Rwgk]

amandahoic

Project Release MeeGo 1.1 ready. MeeGo 1.2 coming April 2011

October 29, 2010 9 comments

In Vehicle Infotainment

MeeGo blog has announced that MeeGo 1.1 project release is now available. Read more at the MeeGo Blog

This release includes:

  • Core OS 1.1 – consolidated common base operating system for all UXs
  • Netbook UX 1.1 – complete set of core applications for netbooks
  • In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) UX 1.1 – includes a sample IVI home screen and taskbar built with Qt 4.7 and speech recognition
  • Handset UX 1.1 – technology snapshot implements basic development UX for voice calling, SMS messaging, web browsing, music and video playback, photo viewing, and connection management
  • SDK 1.1 Beta – SDK for MeeGo Core OS and supported UXs will be released during the coming days before the MeeGo Summit conference in Dublin.

For 1.2:

  • MeeGo 1.2 is scheduled for April of 2011 and it will include a Handset UX release with a complete set of applications, and support for other device usage models.
  • Hundreds of features targeting MeeGo 1.2 have already been filed in MeeGo Featurezilla

Remember there’s a MeeGo conference coming in November 2010 from 15th to 17th.

http://conference2010.meego.com

MeeGo Phone

MeeGo Netbook

Thanks to Milan Lajtoš for the heads up to tips@mynokiablog.com

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Video: New – Firefox 1.1 for the Nokia N900

July 2, 2010 10 comments

FireFox for N900 has been updated to 1.1. To download, point your N900 browser to firefox.com/m.

(It will open up App manager and may ask to add a catalogue, click add. It will download a 12.1MB file and you’re done)

  • Support for Portrait mode
  • New start page (with options to pick up previously browsed tabs, and see recommended add-ons)
  • Ooh – firefox has added gradual zooming with the volume buttons. Nice. (Not smooth like MicroB, or Spiral/Pinch but better than just double tap)
  • Add Search engine function
  • Save pages as PDF for later offline reading! That’s really cool, not just for offline reading but as backup/archive of articles/receipts/movie ticket/boarding pass etc. That’s one step up from the really easy print screen as you get more info that just what’s in the 800×480 display.
  • Forget password: if you lend your phone to a friend or don’t trust a site, just wipe your password.
  • Links and fields more tappable

N900 users, what do you think of FireFox 1.1? Has it pulled you away from the Mozilla based MicroB?