Nokia House now has Microsoft Branding

As part of the acquisition by Microsoft, Nokia's global Headquarters in Espoo, which is better known as Nokia House, was going to be taken over by Microsoft as well. With the acquisition closing yesterday, the "Nokia" logo at Nokia House was taken down, and today there's a big ol' "Microsoft" logo put up instead. Yesterday, we saw images (such as the one below via @svengrundberg) with the Nokia logo still p ...

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Samsung will release their first Tizen phone in Q2 2014

Samsung apparently is still looking at Tizen as an alternative mobile OS, stating today that they will be releasing their first Tizen smartphone in the market this Q2 2014. This comes in from a report by Reuters, which quotes Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung's product strategy team, who stated that the first phone will launch around the end of the second quarter, and will be a high end model. ...

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The Nokia N9: A Retrospective

The Nokia N9. Some consider it Nokia's final true flagship smartphone; the ultimate expression of Nokia's in-house hardware and software expertise. Announced in Singapore in June 2011, 4 months after Stephen Elop's infamous "burning platform" memo and strategy announcement, the N9 impressed virtually everyone who managed to have one in their hands; MeeGo Harmattan had been in the works for an extremely long ...

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Video: Nokia N900 Running Android ICS with Hardware Acceleration

The MeeGo flagship might have gotten a firmware update today, but the good ol' Maemo-powered Nokia N900 got some unofficial Android Love thanks to U-Boot. The OS images havent been released yet, as there are still tweaks to be made, but dayum it looks impressive, eh? A stock Android experience. I might do this to my N900 just to see how well it works heh. ...

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The Nokia N900, with Robot body attached

The much loved Nokia N900 Maemo smartphone has always been capable of great things. But this one is extra awesome. Sascha from RoboSavvy managed to hack the phone's three-axis controller and other components to bring it's attached Robot body, to life. There's remote access, video streaming and all things mech that's really better explained at the source link below. Let's just hope it doesnt become self-awar ...

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Infographic: Android is the most ‘closed’ open source OS

A report from VisionMobile has ranked Google’s Android operating system as the most “closed” open source platform among eight other major open source projects. The Open Governance Index is a deep look at the openness of Android, Qt, Symbian, MeeGo, Mozilla, WebKit, Linux and Eclipse. The winner? Qt is the most open open source platform with an Open Governance Index of 58% while Google’s Android was the most ...

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Nokia N900 gamepad hack [is Awesome]

Ah the good ol' Nokia N900. Is there anything that phone couldnt do? While we havent heard much from the Maemo scene lately, the Nokia phone-tablet has gotten a pretty awesome little homebrew mod. Polish hacker Emeryth, has a custom gamepad on the QWERTY slider, to help video game emulation be more comfortable on your thumbs. The ATmega8A microcontroller based exposed overlay plugs directly into the device' ...

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Ex-Nokian, Ex-MeeGo Chief, Ari jaaksi on Nokia: “Symbian was a religion”

Former Nokian, once MeeGo Chief and current head of the ceased-development-webOS, Ari Jaaksi had an interview with Finish newspaper hs.fi today and reveals some things on Nokia that was bothering him for a while. For one thing, he left Nokia because he thought it was impossible to do his job as MeeGo chief, because 'Symbian was like a religion inside Nokia'. Instead of using the better OS, i.e Maemo and lat ...

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Nokia Ovi Suite 3.1.1 Graduates from Beta, Released

Nokia Beta Labs has graduated the Ovi Suite 3.1.1 beta which means you'll be seeing it pop up as an update on older versions of the app (from v3.1.0.91 and older) for Ovi Suite version 3.1.1.75. If you arnt too keep on waiting, you can download it right from www.nokia.com/ovisuite. The changelog remains the same as the last Beta Release. [via NokiaBetaLabs] ...

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Nokia lauded MeeGo to Rivals But Manufacturers were Hesitant

According to an interview with Stephen Elop and Finnish newspaper Helsingen Sanomat, Nokia tried to tout MeeGo to rival manufacturers back when it was considered it's next main Smartphone OS. Unfortunately though other manufacturers were afraid that Nokia had too much power in MeeGo, and were hence hesitant. According to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop: "We discussed Meego with HTC, RIM, Samsung, LG, and Motorola. O ...

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