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Behind the scenes: Why Nokia killed MeeGo

Anonymous Coward writes | about 2 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Press and users praised Nokia N9, the company's first MeeGo smartphone for sale. After only a few months, CEO Stephen Elop announced the end of MeeGo. Muropaketti reveals the reasons behind the scenes and the effect of the decision: wrong SoC with no support for 4G was one of the problems resulting eg. Nokia canceling their MeeGo tablet — even after Elop had praised it.

Also the article reveals that the MeeGo project was actually going to die by itself, not because of Elop. The major problems were there already and the bad decisions were made before the Elop-era. One big deal was competition: Symbian was bringing in money, Nokia's excecutives didn't want to kill a milking cow by providing a competitor in-house."

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