Maemo 6 Previewed At The Second Annual Maemo Summit In Amsterdam
Saturday, 10 October 2009 06:04
Written by Apocalypso.
At the second annual Maemo Summit in Amsterdam Nokia previewed the next version of its Linux based platform for Smartphone and Mobile Internet Devices (MID).
Sneak peek at Maemo 6 platform showed off a nice array of eye candy and some actually useful bits, like support for capacitive screens, multitouch, gestures, desktop filled with widgets and advanced graphics effects that are scheduled to be in the release about a year from now.
The new multi-touch and gestures support will enables user interaction with more than one finger, and combines sequential touch inputs to a 'gesture'. The main benefits of this new functionality will allows users to interact with applications in better ways, simplifying finger-based interaction with UI components, allowing common basic gestures and multi-touch gestures as well as enabling extensibility.
The whole Maemo community is buzzing about this preview, and beside the addition of the multitouch support, feature that has been the loudest is addition of completely scalable UI as well as automated and seamless switching between portrait and landscape mode.
The whole Maemo community has been buzzing about this preview, but one element has been the loudest is addition of completely scalable UI as well as automated and seamless switching between portrait and landscape mode.
Nokia is describing Maemo 6 as delivering an “iconic user experience and integrated internet services in one aesthetic package” and will based on Qt technology which is supposed to make it possible to develop modern, advanced UIs on Maemo 6 as well as on Symbian devices.