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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Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo Smartwatches Announced, Run Tizen

The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches were announced today, a sequel to last year's Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch which was announced just five months earlier. With the Samsung Gear 2 watches, the Korean company drops the Galaxy branding and Android, as the Gear 2 (above) and the camera-less Gear 2 Neo (below) run Tizen instead apparently, and will be coming to stores worldwide in April. This is S ...

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Samsung’s first Tizen phone leaked in official render

Samsung's first Tizen phone, the Samsung ZEQ 9000, also known as the Samsung Zeke, just leaked across the interwebs thanks to a very Galaxy-like render. The leaked image is from Korean website moveplayer.net, which reports that the ZEQ 9000 will feature a 4.8-inch 720p screen with a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor powering everything. Those specs arnt too bad for a phone showing off an op ...

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Editorial: What To Do After The Nokia Store-pocalypse

The year is 2014. The remaining users of the Symbian and MeeGo platforms, once given assurances that their environment will be maintained until 2016, wake up to a post-apocalyptic landscape, one where essential services have been cut off, left in a state of stasis or put in cold storage until the end of time. Thankfully, the platforms were designed to be independent entities that would survive long after th ...

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Nokia permanently shuts down submissions to Symbian App Store

Way back in October last year, Nokia announced that they would be ending all developer and app support for Symbian (and MeeGo) on January 1st 2014. That date passed by two days ago and as such the Nokia/Ovi Store will no longer accept any more apps or games from developers, or even any updates for that matter. The app store is still open for the time being though, so you can still download apps or games tha ...

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HowTo: Sailfish OS on the Nokia N9(or N950)

Jolla just launched their first device in the last week of November (we'll be getting a review unit in soon) - which is also the first device to ship with Sailfish OS. Developed by the ex-Nokia employees who also built the N9, there was some hope that Sailfish would run on the N9. Jolla had been rather explicit about the fact that they would not release it for the N9, though, they wouldn't stop the communit ...

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Nokia Store will cease to accept new Symbian and MeeGo apps and app updates from Jan 1, 2014

We don't really have much Symbian and MeeGo news to write about these days, but Nokia has delivered yet another kick in the pants to remaining Symbian and MeeGo/Harmattan users and developers today. Emails sent out to all developers with published apps on the Nokia Store indicate that from the 1st of January, 2014, developers will no longer be able to publish any new content or any updates to existing conte ...

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Editorial: A homage to the Nokia N9, 2 years on

This month marks the 2nd year of the Nokia N9 reaching general availability. Much change has happened in the mobile industry since 2011. We've seen dual-core CPUs become faster and more efficient, we've been through the same cycle with quad-core CPUs and we've seen the emergence of octa-core chips. Android has become the undisputed winner among mobile platforms from a market-share perspective. HTC is no lon ...

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Nelisquare Review: A great Foursquare app for MeeGo Harmattan

I've been using Foursquare for some time now after being on and off the service a bunch of times, and while there are still some who question the real-world utility of the location-based social network, I like being able to keep track of where I've been, earn badges and read about what others think of places I'm planning to visit. Nelisquare is a free Foursquare client available on the Nokia Store that spor ...

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What’s Installed on my Nokia N9

Frequent readers of the site will know that I own an N9 and it is easily my favourite smartphone out of every device I've had. In fact, I used it as my main smartphone for slightly more than 2 months; while I switched back to my Android smartphone for a while because the N9 somehow got slow and bogged down, I decided to take another stab at having my SIM card in the N9 again earlier this week. This time, I ...

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Video: 2 months with the Nokia N9

I've spent 2 months using my Nokia N9 as my main smartphone and I've settled in nicely with Nokia's only consumer-facing MeeGo Harmattan smartphone. I never expected that I'd prefer using the N9 compared to everything else at my disposal, including the Android-running HTC One V and the iPhone 4, but I've become so accustomed to the user experience of the N9 and the way it works that it's hard to go back to ...

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App Review: Notekeeper for MeeGo Harmattan

I've been using my Nokia N9 as my everyday smartphone for almost 2 months now, and one of the apps that I've missed the most on MeeGo Harmattan is a proper Evernote client. Notekeeper has been available on Symbian^3 and later versions of Symbian for a while now, but only very recently has it been released on MeeGo Harmattan. The moment I heard about it, I immediately hit the Nokia Store and bought it for S$ ...

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