Nokia launches early build of MeeGo 1.1 for handsets (video)

Today, Nokia has released an early build of MeeGo for handsets (call it a pre-alpha version, if you will), thus keeping its promise made last week.

This version of MeeGo that’s available today is a work in progress: the APIs are not stable and some components (including Web Runtime, APIs and optimizations for TI and Intel Atom chipsets) are missing. However, the build includes a Touch UI framework, Qt 4.7 with Qt Mobility API 1.0, and early versions of the core application suite – so developers interested in MeeGo can go ahead and give it a try (on the Nokia N900 or the Aava Mobile).

Some images and a video of the early MeeGo 1.1 in action can be seen below:

For a pre-alpha it looks good to me, so the Nokia N9 (the first smartphone to run MeeGo) should be a really interesting device – especially since the final version of MeeGo 1.1 will be much more polished, and likely have a different look and feel.

Detailed info on lots of MeeGo projects can be found at this official webpage. Downloadable files, including the early build of MeeGo 1.1, are accessible here.

Via MeeGo Blog, AllAboutMeeGo

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Author: Florin

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  • Kev

    Looks promising, but the icons must be ditched. Look as bad as Android's, but so far so good, and good for pre-alpha!

  • Sam

    nothing original, looks very similar to iphoneOS

  • Bret56789

    It looks NOTHING like Iphone OS, just because of the icons I suppose you'll say every OS looks like the Iphone. Quit drinking the Apple Kool Aid.