Apple may hate it and make it sound like this is the worst thing to have happened to the smartphone platform. But that hasn’t stopped Adobe Flash Player from becoming one of the most popular applications on the Android platform with close to 50,000 users having rated it 4.5 out of 5.
Following this success, Adobe Flash Player seems to be headed to the rest of the smartphone platforms. At the Adobe MAX developer conference, the company has announced that the popular multimedia player will be available for Blackberry OS, WebOS 2.0, LiMo, MeeGo, Symbian OS and future versions of Windows Phone moving forward. There is simply no word on when this support will be made available. But at least, this is one battle that Apple has to fight alone. Adobe Flash, it appears, is not making way for HTML5 anytime soon.
There has been a buzz over the past few days with respect to an upcoming smartphone from Nokia, named the N9. Of course, most of these rumors are still unsubstantiated and so need to be taken with a pinch of salt. But if the device is anything like what we are hearing, this is definitely going to be one hot gizmo.
First of all, the Nokia N9 could be running the all-new MeeGo operating system and that in itself should get a lot of Nokia enthusiasts interested. Besides this, the N9 is expected to come with a 4-inches OLED display along with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 512MB RAM, a 1GB storage space and a huge 64GB of internal memory. I’m still trying to double-check if the storage and memory specs got mixed up.
As you expect, the device should also come with 720p HD video recording, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The Nokia N9 is also rumored to offer an HSPA+ connectivity. There’s a lot more we would like to know and confirm. So stay tuned.
Nokia has confirmed that the recently launched Nokia N8 will be the last of the N-Series phones that will run on Symbian. The Finnish mobile phone giant has indicated that all future models in the N-Series will run on MeeGo.
MeeGo is a Linux based mobile phone operating system that has been developed in collaboration with Intel. The open source mobile OS was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February this year and is touted to be Nokia’s answer to Android OS and iOS launched by the other major rivals in the mobile phone industry.
Nokia’s N-Series phones has been the ultimate cash cow to the company and these Symbian based handsets were the face of the smartphone segment till 2007 when the iPhone was launched. The launch of the Apple iPhone has changed the smartphone landscape on many aspects. Google has aggressively pursued the mobile audience in recent times with the launch of a variety of Android based handsets that have literally taken Nokia out of the smartphone segment – even though the company is still the leader in terms of market share.
It will be interesting to see how MeeGo based Nokia N-Series handsets fare in the market. MeeGo is a combination of Intel’s Moblin project and Nokia’s Maemo – which was introduced with Nokia N900. The Nokia N9 is expected to be the first device with MeeGo and will launch later this year.
Taiwanese publication, DigiTimes has a moderate track record when it comes to leaking rumors. The latest revelation from the publication is about an impending launch of a Nokia Tablet that will run on MeeGo. If you remember, MeeGo is a Linux based operating system announced as a collaborative effort between Nokia and Intel during the Mobile World Congress in February this year.
According to a senior research analyst at DigiTimes, the tablet is being manufactured by Foxconn – also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry that is also the OEM for several other technology companies. The report notes that Nokia has already manufactured 100 engineering samples of the MeeGo tablet for testing purposes. The devices are said to have a display size between 7 inches and 9 inches.
As always, we will have to wait and watch if this one turns out true.