Nokia continues to develop new technologies for low-cost mobile phones. Nokia Meltemi is the newest operating system which is based on Linux. It could replace soon the old Symbian, which has reinvented as Nokia Belle and Nokia Carla.
Last year, on 11th of February, Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, has announced that the Finnish manufacturer will drop the Symbian operating system and will start focusing on Microsoft’s Windows Phone. 13 months have passed since that announcement and we have received Nokia Lumia 800 in Europe and Asia, Lumia 700 in Europe, Asia and North America. Some are still waiting for Nokia Lumia 900 with its 4.3 inches display and also the presentation of Lumia 610. On the other hand, a big part of the Finnish company’s incomes are being earned by selling cheap phones in countries like India and Brasil, where the price for an iPhone is almost the same with the medium income of common people, in a few months.
Nokia has recently announced that it has sold more than 1.5 billions of S40 OS phones. This was an internally developed system.
The Finnish company is currently working on a new operating system, which is called “Meltemi”. It will include Maemo elements from Smarterphone OS. For those which haven’t yet heard about the last term, Smarterphone OS is the platform which Nokia has bought last year.
Nokia representative have confirmed that the acquisition of Smarterphone OS did not had the target set on this operating system but the programmers which have developed it. The same team is now involved in developing the Nokia Meltemi, an operating system which the Finnish company could start using it this year.
For the moment, Nokia has not confirmed any phone which runs on Meltemi, but the new operating system could be presented in September at Nokia World 2012.
Meltemi is said to target the low end sector of Android devices. Being, in the same time, a budget sector, it is now understood why Nokia would like a piece of this market. We all know that the Finnish company has had in the past a large line of low budget products.