Yet we haven’t seen the official UI for the first Meego device. However, the closer the first Meego device comes the more conecept UI we get to see. This time its a 3D User Interface executed on MeeGo. iXonos has developed an application based on Sony Crackle’s video streaming service. They wanted a flashy UI that would leverage all levels of graphic performance. Ixonos has built the platform from the interaction and information architecture up towards the user interface layer ensuring top-form functionality and stunning graphics.
What is interesting about this demo is that the application is being shown off on two different system being build using two different programs. On the Nokia N900 we see the UI being created by Rightware’s Kanzi solution which has stereoscopic 3D capabilities. On the Lenovo S10-3t we see the exact same UI being built using Qt.
Two different methods for building a 3D UI on MeeGo with identical results!
If you’re wondering when this app is going to be available well, Sony merely gave Ixonos permission to use Crackle to for use in this demonstration. So there is no word on whether or not Crackle and its growing collection of Sony’s library of TV shows and movies will be making it to a MeeGo device near you!
We are pleased to present this Day 1 release of MeeGo Handset.
As part of this release, we are excited to present you with a fresh look and feel of our handset user experience. In doing so, we have included icons and visual assets on the toolbar and home scree,n as place holders for future development to make sure you have the full look and feel of MeeGo Handset. Besides look and feel assets, we are also excited to provide you with our current applications focuses. We have included a dialer, sms, photo viewer, browser, and personal connection management applications. Read the rest of this entry »
At Mobile World Congress Nokia demoed their latest applications for the Nokia N900. Firefox is already available for download. 3D Roller Coaster, however, will be available in a few weeks. With a upcoming firmware the OVi Store will be improved and thus feature even more applications like 3D Roller Coaster. Enjoy the video:
Finally a beta version of JoikuSpot has been made available for the Nokia N900. JoikuSpot is an application turn your phone into a mobile W-Lan HotSpot. So you can connect your laptop to internet by discovering your N900 phone via WiFi. Jump over to download it.
The current release is still in BETA as some compatibility issues related to WiFi stability against some laptop models equipped WiFi chipsets still apply. Production release will ship shortly as the compatibility issues are resolved. Please subscribe for Joiku updates to be informed when the production release is available.
My buddy Chris has put together a great review of PrBoom on the Nokia N900. He set up the N900 using the TV-out port and walks you through all the menu options and gameplay features of this first person shooter. Of course, this review was done before the game was available to download so to get this on your device now you don’t need to go through the process he has mentioned, you can simply click on the download link on the right. Check out the gameplay demo after the break. Read the rest of this entry »
The status menu allows you fast access from almost everywhere. There come some applets right out of the box but there are a few 3rd party applets which are useful indeed. One of which is 3G/2G Mode Selection Applet that allows you to switch the three network modes (3G, 2G and Dual) from the status menu. Using this applet you can easily save the precious baterylife of the N900. 3G/2G Mode Selection Applet is available in the application manager.
The Nokia N900 has today received a major firmware update 2.2009.51-1 (PR1.1) fixing many issues and bringing new features to the device. The firmware released earlier this week was PR1.0.1 and was intended not only to allow access to the Ovi Store, but also prepare the Application Manager for FOTA (Firmware-Over-The-Air). You can also download the update using NSU (Nokia Software Updater) but make sure you back up your content before updating. Read the full changelog after the break. Read the rest of this entry »
After the recent update, it is now officially possible to access the mobile version of the Ovi Store using your Nokia N900 web browser. Visit store.ovi.mobi and you will be given access to a new apps, games, themes, wallpapers, ringtones and more, that was not previously available via the Application Manager. So head over and load up your hadsets, and let us know if you find any gems.
The Nokia N900 has been finally updated to 1.2009.44.1. v44.1 is just a minor update and I haven’t noticed any big changes by now. It contains mostly small adjustments invisible to user preparing for next update. The update can be downloaded either via the Nokia Software Updater or straight from the application manager. Unfortunately, the N900 doesn’t support UDP (User Data Preservation) so that all your applications, e-mail accounts, custom background and your homescreen will be wiped out when you update it with the NSU. However, if you update it using the application manager none of your data will be deleted.
Changes from 1.2009.42.11 to 1.2009.44.1:
The application manager has been redesigned and looks more appealing.
Red Pill mode is gone
Ovi catalogue has been added
After an application is installed the application manager will not jump at the top
Mozilla has released the Firefox for Maemo 1.0 second release candidate (RC2), after ten days of the RC1 release. My favourite aspect of this release is the spell checker, which highlights typos and misspelt words in the form field. If you currently have the beta 5 installed, you should automatically receive a software update. Alternatively you can download it at Firefox.com/m. Check out what new in the RC2 after the break. Read the rest of this entry »
Maemo brings the power of computers to mobile devices. Designed with the internet at its core, Linux-based Maemo software takes us into a new era of mobile computing. Maemo is available on the Nokia N900 - a high-performance mobile computer with a powerful processor, large internal storage, and sharp touch-screen display.