Nokia's next-gen Maemo underway

Continuing its recent developments, according to Nokia, the next generation of the Maemo OS will feature support for capacitive screens and multi-touch.


Nokia has revealed that it is working on the next generation of its new operating system, Maemo. Currently usable as version 5 and part of the new, high-end, mobile phone, the N900, the Linux-based OS will be known as version 6 and will include support for capacitive screens and multi-touch, elements of version 5 that have already received some measure of criticism, according to the Intomobile website. In addition, future mobiles that support the new Maemo 6 operating system will support both landscape and portrait mode. Currently, the N900 works only in landscape mode.


Analyst, Tero Kuittinen from MKM Partners, said, "Maemo is clearly far more flexible than Symbian, so it's a better option for advanced devices using various display technologies and rapidly evolving user-interface software."


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