Nokia Meltemi would bring Linux to low-end phones

According to Wall Street Journal sources, Nokia is busy developing a new mobile operating system for the cheaper Nokia phones. The new system will be based on Linux and is code-named Meltemi. The project, according to the sources, led by Mary McDowell, a top women who is responsible for Nokia’s mobile division.

Earlier this year, Nokia announced the Microsoft Windows phone to use as your primary mobile operating system on smartphones. The collaboration with Intel around the MeeGo system was stopped, while Intel and Samsung started working on a new mobile operating system called Tizen.

According the sources, Nokia is working on bringing low-cost, touch and app enabled handsets to market, it could be a huge step in not only increasing Nokia’s “smart phone” share but also providing consumers in emerging countries with devices that are a lot more capable in their abilities but for less.


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