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Nokia Partners With Automotive Industry To Introduce Terminal Mode - A New Industry Standard For Connecting Smartphones To Into Car Infotainment Systems

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

car_tm Nokia believes it should be easy to share information and content between your smartphone and other devices you use everyday such as your PC and the web.

This way it is easy to keep everything synchronized and ensure you always have access to the things you love, such as your music, and the services you use, such as navigation, whenever and wherever you need them.

The average person spends between one and two hours per day in their car. Given that their smartphone not only holds their favorite mu... .. .

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Intel And Orange To Collaborate on MeeGo Platform to Deliver a New Mobile Multimedia Experience on Intel Atom Processor Based Devices

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

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Establishing a common software framework across multiple devices, ranging from smartphones and tablets to netbooks, Intel and Orange will simplify access to an increasingly mobile and personalized internet and drive uptake of new and existing applications and services.

MeeGo builds on the capabilities of the Moblin core OS and its support for a wide range of device types and reference user experiences, combined with the momentum of Maemo in the mobile industry and the broadly adopted Qt application and UI framework for software developers.

Intel and Orange will work to increase the availability of Orange Signature Services, such as Orange TV and Orange Maps, which will be supported by the MeeGo environ... .. .

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Gartner: Nokia And Symbian Still Lead, Android And Other Linux-Based Mobile Operating Systems Creeping Up Slowly

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

statistic_tmIn a report published today, market research and advisory company Gartner said that Nokia as well as Symbian still lead worldwide mobile phone sales while Android and other Linux-based mobile operating systems creeping up slowly.

According to Gartner, worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totalled 1.211 billion units in 2009, a 0.9 per cent decline from 2008, according to Gartner, Inc. In the fourth quarter of 2009, the market registered a single-digit growth as mobile phone sales to end users surpassed 340 million units, an 8.3 per cent increase from the fourth quarter of 2008.

"The mobile devices market finished on a very positive note, driven by growth in smartphones and low-end devices," said Carolina Milanesi, research dire... .. .

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Firefox Hits Ovi Store With A New Promo Video, Quiz And Giveaway

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

thumb_ub Although there is still much to be done, Firefox for the Nokia N900 launch was an important milestone for Mozilla as they extend its browser beyond the desktop environments.

Now, two weeks later, Firefox reached an important milestone on its way to provide an alternative for millions of mobile web users and is pleased to announce availability of the mobile version of Firefox browser in Nokia’s Ovi Store.

To celebrate and commemorate this achievement and the partnership between the Mozilla and Maemo commu... .. .

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Minor Firmware Update (3.2010.02-8) For Nokia N900 Now Available!

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

toolsJust want to give everyone a quick heads up that Nokia has rolled out minor firmware update (3.2010.02-8) for Nokia N900 and you can get it as Firmware Over the Air (firmware over the air) through the Application manager or with Nokia Software Updater As well but in that case you'll lose all settings and apllications as well so be sure that you have valid back up before update.

If you haven’t been warned yet, than enable internet connection and refresh app manager and you should see the 16.2 MB large Firmware version 3.2010.02-8. It should be available for most of the generic product codes but owners of branded devices might have to wait a bit longer.

Although there is no detailed change log it is still highly suggestible to get it as it usually brings dozens of minor bug fixes and improves reliability of your pho... .. .

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Maemo Is DEAD?! Intel And Nokia To Merge Software Platforms For Future Computing Devices

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

shake_hands_tmIn a significant development in the convergence of communications and computing, Intel Corporation and Nokia are merging their popular Moblin and Maemo software platforms.

This will create a unified Linux-based platform that will run on multiple hardware platforms across a wide range of computing devices, including pocketable mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems. Called MeeGo, the open software platform will accelerate industry innovation and time-to-market for a wealth of new Internet-based applications and services and exciting user experiences. MeeGo-based devices from Nokia and other manufacturers are expected to be launched later this year.

This announcement strengthens the Nokia and Intel relationship, and builds on the companies' broad strategic collaboration announced in June 2009. Intel and Nokia now invi... .. .

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Nokia Plans To Develop Salo Plant Operating Mode To Further Increase Production Speed And Efficiency For A Growing Smartphone Market

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

fighter_tmNokia is planning to develop the operating mode of its Salo plant to ensure production is focused fully on the high-value smartphone market, especially in Europe.

The plans will result in the introduction of new and highly specialized manufacturing methods and also entail changes to personnel at the facility.

The planned new focus for Salo is expected to affect a maximum of 285 employees involved in production and in related support functions at Salo. Today, Nokia's Salo facility employs approximately 2 200 people. Nokia will support alter... .. .

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OVI STRIKES BACK! Free Navigation For All Nokia Smartphones!!

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

navi_n900_tmAt 3:35 am CST, Nokia announced that Ovi Maps Navigation will be free to all Nokia smartphone users FOR LIFE! This means tens of millions of devices across the world will have the same functionality of most typical personal GPS devices like Garmin and Tom Tom produce. While obviously a response to Google's free navigation offering on Android, it has far greater implications.

Nokia is throwing its massive reach and weight around. While Google Maps is free is the US and other locales, Ovi Maps 3.3 and its free services will be in tens of millions of devices immediately on a much larger scale.

This means Nokia will be able to provide voice and visual guidance to over 70 different countries with language localization for both drivers and pedestrians alike. This will also include Ovi's planned indoor navi... .. .

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Nokia N900 Gets Major Update With A Wide Range Of Improvements

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

toolsAfter the minor software update that brought Ovi store and app manager face lift earlier this week Nokia has released the first major update for its flagship Smartphone that brings wide range of improvements , dozens of minor bug fixes and further optimizes functionality and stability of the phone across many applications.

Maemo 5 PR1.1 is being released on January 14, 2010. Starting in Finland at 7am local time and following a staggering process country by country through the different time zones.

This update is currently only available over the air by users with the PR1.0.1 already installed. Images for manula flashing will be available later today as well so in case you can’t get updat... .. .

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Nokia Research Center Hollywood Begins Mobile Entertainment Pilot

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

iris_tmNokia Research Center (NRC), Hollywood, has begun a private pilot of its research project, the Westwood Experience.

The pilot explores how a compelling narrative, combined with a user’s physical location (context) augmented with digital content as well as social interactions with other “participants” can enhance the user experience and provide the media industry with new options and business models.

The story unfolds as the participants wander through the village of Westwood. They learn about a man, and the woman who changed his life through one magic evening, and how both of them are forever tied to Wes... .. .

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Minor Firmware Update For Nokia N900 Now Available!

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

toolsJust want to give everyone a quick heads up that Nokia has rolled out first firmware update for Nokia N900 and you can get it as Firmware Over the Air (firmware over the air) through the Application manager.

If you haven’t been warned yet, than enable internet connection and refresh app manager and you should see the 18.5 MB large Firmware version 1.2009.44-1. It should be available for most of the generic product codes but owners of branded devices might have to wait a bit longer.

Although there is no detailed change log it is still highly suggestible to get it as it usually brings dozens of minor bug fixes and improves reliability of your pho... .. .

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Eagerly Awaited Ovi Store For Nokia N900 Goes Live Today!!!

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:33

oviAfter morning’s news about the firmware update that brings some minor improvements here and there, enhancements of the user interface and addition of the non-functional OVI application catalogue, I’m pleased to tell you that Nokia’s OVI Store has today reached another major milestone by adding support for Maemo platform!!

The first public Beta version of Nokia's eagerly awaited Ovi Store for Maemo devices is finally available and the just released catalog can only be accessed from Nokia N900 through the web browser.

If your one of lucky Nokia N900 owners you can test Ovi Store by pointing your browser to store.ovi.mobi and join ‘the buy it on the go’ fu... .. .

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