[maemo-users] N900/Maemo 5 review

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Fri Aug 21 00:28:27 EEST 2009
On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 3:07 PM, Andrew Flegg<andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 21:39, Scott<scott at sw41.com> wrote:
>> Is there any chance that the "new" OS for the N900 would run or be
>> available for the N8x0 crowd?
> No. You've four choices:
>  1) Keep Diablo.
>  2) Use and support Mer: http://wiki.maemo.org/Mer (which can be
>     considered a backport of parts of Fremantle)
>  3) Buy an RX-51 or subsequent Maemo device.
>  4) Buy a different device.
>> just one is missing the phone and other minor features.
> If, by "minor features", you're including the OMAP3430 processor
> (which is on the order of twice as fast) and 3D acceleration hardware.
> This is why Nokia didn't attempt at any support of Fremantle on N8x0,
> instead they're supporting the work the community is doing on Mer.

That's an excuse (and a poor one), not a reason. When they never get
around to actually finishing the OS or software for the N9X0, you'll
be hearing "I told you so"...

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