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Could Linux still usurp Windows Phone as Nokia's saviour?

May 01, 2012, 07:00 (2 Talkback[s])

Nokia foresaw the potential of Linux as a mobile platform as far back as 2005 when it initiated the Maemo project based on Debian GNU/Linux. Maemo first appeared on the N770 internet tablet in November 2005. The N770 was a success but was targeted at a limited audience of geeks and developers.

The fate of Maemo was symptomatic of Nokia’s failures. Maemo was never picked up or streamlined for use in commercial products, and suffered from a lack of continuity.

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