Posts tagged ‘maemo’

August 27th, 2010

Top Five Apps for Nokia N900

Nokia N900 runs on the Linux based OS called Maemo. Since Maemo is an open source OS many third party application manufacturers have taken keen interest in producing exciting applications for this phone. Here are top five applications for Nokia N900:

1. FM Radio Player

Even though the Nokia N900 has got Stereo FM hardware, there is no FM Radio application installed on the phone. Hence, you can make use of the FM Radio player application to listen to radio on this phone. You will have to connect the earphones to listen to radio as they serves as radio antenna.

2. Mozilla Firefox

The Mozilla Firefox application is also called Fennec is a web browser for Maemo. The features of this application includes tabbed browsing, you can view xHTML/HTML web pages, synchronize your tabs, bookmarks, kinetic scrolling, simple user interface, etc. You can also install add-ons and extensions.

3. BlueMaemo

BlueMaemo is Bluetooth powered remote controller application for Nokia N900. With this application, you can make use of your Nokia N900 to turn on other devices through Bluetooth such as Bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse. You can also control Windows Media Player through this application. Thanks to the HD Bluetooth profile on Nokia N900, this application is able to maximize the capabilities of Bluetooth.

4. Skype

Skype is one of the most favorite applications of internet users. The Skype application is preloaded on Nokia N900. It allows you to make free internet calls or at low rates to other Skype users, cell phones and land line numbers. You can activate a Skype-to-call number and travel anywhere abroad and still stay in contact with your family members and friends. One of the best features of Skype is that you can make video calls at cheap rate.

5. Mobile Maps Application

With Mobile Maps Application you can make use of voice navigation feature to reach any destination. Once you start using it, it will start notifying you about the upcoming places like gas stations, restaurants, ATM, and so on. You can also view 3D maps to know the places the better. The history feature of this application remembers all the places you have visited. You can download this application from Nokia Ovi Store and use it for free for seven days.

Some of the other applications that can be used with Nokia N900 include Fring, gPodder Podcast Client, OM Weather, eCoach and MaStory,

August 20th, 2010

What is MeeGo OS?

MeeGo is an open source operating system and many leading cell phone manufacturers, network service providers and third party software companies are waiting for its release. It is a Linux-based OS and is believed to be compatible with wide range of devices such as desktop computers, notebooks, cell phones, tablet PCs and even television sets. MeeGo powered device will allow the users to go online and access entertainment whether the user it at home or traveling.

It has been revealed that the MeeGo OS is a merger between Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin. Since MeeGo is backed up with powerful names like Nokia and Intel, many cell phone companies are waiting for its release so that they can make use of this OS. Since MeeGo is an open source project, developers will be able to modify MeeGo’s code so that they can test and develop new software and enhance the performance of the existing apps. Developers can access the Moblin and Maemo communities to discuss about the MeeGo OS.

The goal of developing the MeeGo OS is to provide users with an easy to use operating system and also to allow them to make use of existing software on compatible devices that were considered to be incompatible for running applications. Developers will be able to develop new applications that will be run on MeeGo supported devices.

MeeGo is a platform where new ideas and new possibilities can be brought to the user. MeeGo is also believed to be an OS that will provide the user with refreshingly new platform for communicating, playing multimedia files and for using office based applications. MeeGo will also bring some rich features to mobile

devices such as computation technology, graphic based apps, etc. It is expected to provide the user with a very simple user interface that is not only easy to use but will also let the user to customize it to the fullest.

All developers can participate in making MeeGo a successful OS by joining the Linux Foundation. MeeGo v1.0 is already available on few netbooks and very soon many other MeeGo powered devices are expected to hit the market. The Nokia N900 is also a device that runs MeeGo OS. If you want to know more about MeeGo, you can visit its official website i.e. http://meego.com.