Meltemi - new mobile OS by Nokia for low-end phones
Nokia Corp., having abandoned its ambition to develop a high-end operating system, is shifting its programming efforts toward creating software for its low-end phones, according to people familiar with the matter.
The project is a Linux-based operating system code-named Meltemi, the Greek word for dry summer winds that blow across the Aegean Sea from the north. It is being led by Mary McDowell, the handset maker’s executive vice president in charge of mobile phones, these people say.
I’ve heard other developers describing Harmattan as a “Meego-compatible Maemo”, I guess Meltemi will be the next release of Maemo under a different name.
It looks like Maemo or its evolution will become “Nokia’s Bada, with Qt”.
It can work if they sell enough phones to attract enough third party developers.
Just got this on twitter :)
Check the line “This file is part of the QtSensors middleware for …” Oops! :)
Please see this link
This should be for the next billion thing and according to official info Qt should run on next billion
Just found out a couple of interesting articles about Nokia N9, Nokia next billion plan and Meltemi:
Why is Nokia Still Working on MeeGo? [netbooknews.com]
Nokia working on Two New low end MeeGo Smartphones [netbooknews.com]
It sounds unlikely to me that Meleti would be based on Qt 5. Meleti has, if the rumours are true, been in development for awhile now. Qt 5.0 has only just reached a sort-of feature complete state. No one in his right mind will base something they want to launch on an unstable platform like Qt 5 is at this moment.
So: I don’t see the connection between the two.