Nokia scraps Linux-based OS for feature phones

Citing sources familiar with the project, The Wall Street Journal reported in September 2011 that Nokia engineers were at work on a Linux-based operating system codenamed “Meltemi” (so named for the Greek word for summer winds that blow across the Aegean Sea) and intended to complement the company’s suite of smartphones running Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone. Sources added that Mary McDowell, Nokia’s executive vice president of mobile phones, was spearheading the Meltemi initiative.