The internal fragmentation between Nokia's
Although Nokia has mentioned that Symbian^3, MeeGo and Maemo would have the ability to allow apps to interoperate between operating systems with the use of Qt, there was still quite a bit of fragmentation considering that Nokia had 3 different OSes with somewhat questionable futures. Maemo appears to definitely be dead after the Nokia N900 while Meego appears to have some future even though this joint venture OS between Nokia and Intel has yet to announce a single device planned to implement it. In addition to that, Symbian^3 only had the Nokia N8 and simply added further confusion to the Nokia OS mix. That comes to recent announcement ... Nokia has decided that after the release of the Nokia N8, there would no longer be any N-series devices [the high-end flagship phones] running Symbian^3 which will hopefully improve the unification of devices and OSes on Nokia's high end. The only thing is, this statement does not spell the end of Symbian^3 but rather relegates it to use in lower, less expensive and probably less complex devices.
This makes things wide open for Intel
Nokia already decided that it is going to sever its ties to Texas Instruments
All we can say is that perhaps Nokia is beginning to understand what they need to do in order to improve their developer adoption of their Meego OS. Meego certainly has a future as long as Nokia does not cast doubt upon it's future and continues to support it. We also have noticed that there may be some Meego tablets coming out as well and if Nokia can help establish a unified OS architecture similar to Apple's iOS and Google's Android they can perhaps experience the same amount of consumer and developer attention that Apple and Google have been so happy to attract.
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