Meltemi (operating system)

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Company / developer Nokia
OS family Mobile operating system
Working state Scrapped
Source model Open source
Marketing target Feature phones
Kernel type Linux kernel

Meltemi is a widely-reported codename for a Linux-based mobile phone operating system developed by Nokia[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] which the name appeared in some Nokia source.[9]

Reportedly leaded by Mary McDowell, Nokia's executive vice president at that time,[10] the project was believed to be a replacement of Series 40[7][6] or Symbian[11][12] that target low-end market.[13] It's believed to feature a MeeGo Harmattan UI.[14][12] This is initially reported by Wall Street Journal back in year 2011,[5] and then confirmed by The Register.[7] It had been reported later that its development is to be canceled and replace by the continuation of S40 platform and bringing Windows Phone platform to a lower end[15] and although Nokia does not stated it officially it had been said that something had been canceled when their CEO was asked about it.[4]


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  2. ^ Chris Davies. "Nokia Meltemi survivors suggest axed OS was nearly ready". SlashGear. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  3. ^ Reisinger, Don (2012-07-26). "Nokia quietly kills Linux-based Meltemi, report says | Mobile - CNET News". Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  4. ^ a b Brandom, Russell (2012-06-14). "Nokia's 'Meltemi' Linux-based mobile OS reportedly shelved". The Verge. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  5. ^ a b Lawton, Christopher (2011-09-29). "Nokia Aims Software at Low-End Phones -". Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  6. ^ a b "Nokia to turn mobile landscape on its head with ‘Meltemi’ smartphone OS". BGR. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
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  8. ^ "Nokia Preparing New “Meltemi” OS For Low-End Phones". TechCrunch. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  9. ^ Brandom, Russell (2011-09-28). "Nokia's 'Meltemi' a new Linux-based OS for low-end phones?". The Verge. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  10. ^ "Nokia Working on ‘Meltemi’ – A Symbian Replacement?". Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  11. ^ 29-Sep-11 (2011-09-29). "Nokia傳開發新系統Meltemi 取代Symbian - Nokia - 香港矽谷". Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  12. ^ a b Droidsid (2011-09-29). "Nokia Developing an Open source mobile OS called Meltemi". Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  13. ^ "Nokia to Impose Price Cuts on Smartphones with Linux-based Mobile OS - International Business Times". 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  14. ^ "Leaked: Meltemi almost 1:1 with N9 UI; C7-like Hardware, without buttons on screen". My Nokia Blog. 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  15. ^ Fingas, Jon. "Nokia reportedly scraps Meltemi, decides it's Series 40 or bust in basic phones". Retrieved 2014-02-13.