The FIRST ever MeeGo conference begins today in Dublin at 09:00GMT. (Well today if we’re ignoring the early bird sessions that happened during the weekend). No more Maemo Summit, it is now of course all about MeeGo.
The overview of the events are as shown below, but a much detailed programme list can be found here. <<Please check it out!
I’m not attending as I have placements this week that I could not miss but we’ll still try and provide a good coverage of some of the more interesting aspects when we can. What’s cool is that a lot of the main events are being live streamed. The very first two are must watch: Strategic Freedom with MeeGo at 9:15-9:45 with Doug Fisher (Intel Vice President, Software and Services Group, General Manager, Systems Software Division) and MeeGo Momentum and the Qt App Advantage at 09:45 – 10:15 with Alberto Torres (Executive Vice President, MeeGo Computers, Mobile Solutions).
On Tuesday, November 16th, I’ll would be really looking forward to MeeGo Handset UX Roadmap (also live streamed) with Sami Pienimäki at 4:30PM – 5:10PM but most likely I’d still be at my placement.
The session will give an introduction into the MeeGo Handset UX activities and its current status, the vision and goals, the roadmap and deliverables in particular hardware profiles. It will also address the compliance plans, the participants and co-operation model, and how to get involved.
And look what happens at the end of the Conference: Ireland / Norway Football Game at Aviva 😮 Nice.
There’s so much to get out of the MeeGo Conference! So much to find out and learn, possibly many devices to go play around with 😀 TI OMAP 4 and ST ERICSSON U8500 reference designs with MeeGo.
What are you most looking forward to at MeeGo Conference? What are your expectations?
Day 1 – November 15th, 2010
Day 2 – November 16th, 2010
Day 3 – November 17th, 2010
8:00-9:00: Continental Breakfast
9:00-12:00: Unconference sessions, lightning talks, and BOFs
12:45-13:45: Lunch Provided
13:45-15:30: Unconference sessions and BOFs
Evening: Football (Soccer) game at Aviva!)
Here’s a video of MeeGo handset UI on TI OMAP 4 development system.
Would describe more but am so tired – going to bed.
Cheers to Jim for the Heads up at mynokiablog.com/tips!
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Just a quick 30 second vid showing the startup time of one of the upcoming MeeGo powered tablets, the WeTab. It’s a pretty decent start up speed, no?
This is followed by a 5 minute hands on. You’ll notice the live windowed multitasker, slim, svelte design and pretty fluid interface.
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Some more MeeGo screens from the MeeGo blog. It’s part of the UI guidelines and is quite informative of what’s coming to MeeGo. Note that this is the stock version and that there may be differences depending on manufacturer customization. As you’ll see from the blog page, MeeGo UI is highly customizable.
Thanks to JIM for the heads up.
First lets look at the standard lock. The idle lock has a lot of relevant information including missed calls (and at what time), text messages, email messages and IM. There’s a big clock and then the date, underneath which is the lock wallpaper.
There are two lock mechanisms. The one below you have to drop the lock button into the square space underneath the clock. There’s no swipe to unlock or code or any particular drag combination. Just drop it in the unlock space.
Alternatively, you can drag and drop from the top downwards.
Multitasking has two views in MeeGo. You have the Nokia N8/Palm Pre like linear carousel multitasking of LIVE applications. Similar to Maemo 5, the background is similar to homescreen except darkened and blurred. Nice touch.
Note the simple design changes, especially of the bottom launcher. I prefer the second one, what about. you?
According to the blog page, the size of cards, amount of card overlap, zoom, and speed of carousel can all be modified in themes.
Alternatively there’s a Maemo 5 style grid view (Maemo 5 arguably has the best multitasking interface for a power user, with contextual automatic sized grid of live windows).
Notice on the second screenshot, what’s titled as maps and what appears to be a Google street-view esque page.
The amount of rows and spacing between
This is the standard App Launcher view. You have a 3×4 grid and the persistent launcher bar. Whilst many customizations are again noted (Icon size, font, sound, haptics, feedback graphics), there was nothing about changing grid size to accommodate more apps. 4X5 should be standard of 3.5″ screens and above, though it is made difficult with narrower aspect ratios)
You’ll notice that you can switch sideways to more app pages (see in second screenshot the indicator at the top). In addition to the launcher bar (or quick launch bar), this part is quite iPhone like.
Similar to Maemo 5, to focus your attention on a particular part of the screen, the other parts are out out of focus – blurred a bit.
There’s much more detail over at the MeeGo Blog page.
The guys at Engadget managed to get a bit of hands on time with the new Aava Android/MeeGo dev platform.
Being the loving fanboys that they are, they expressed their disappointment that MeeGo was shown running on the device as opposed to the almighty Android (end sarcasm).
Obviously not a big departure from the previous device (including specs) it’ll ship to developers for a mere €1900 ($2393).
Pics in a gallery at the following link.