The Nokia N9 have now started shipping to customers and stores. Pre-orders for the Nokia N9 started in many countries recently, and since the launch the device have created a huge buzz and positive feedback from both Nokia fans, and people that in recent years been more negative towards Nokia’s products.
“There is a lot of buzz around the N9 and the consumer demand has been huge,” says Product Specialist Risto Lahi from Nokia’s Flaghsip Store in Helsinki. “People love the new, button-free user interface and the intuitive way to browse the Internet. When they try out the device, they are first amazed and then impressed.”
There has not been an official announcement yet, but rumors say that MeeGo is now planned to be merged with competing Linux based operating system LiMo. Japanese heavyweights NEC and Panasonic might be joining forces with Samsung from South Korea in the new MeeGo Merger. Intel and the LiMo Foundation have not yet commented on these rumor at this stage, neither have NEC, Panasonic or Samsung.
The Linux-based operating system MeeGo might soon get a great vitamin boost in the form of ACL, a software solution from a company called OpenMobile.
ACL, that stands for Application Compatibility Layer, allows users to run Android applications seamlessly on MeeGo. The applications are installed alongside native applications, and once installed it’s hard to tell the difference between native MeeGo, and Android applications. The applications will run in full-screen mode, just as they would on a Tablet or an Android phone.