Pre-Alpha MeeGo for tablets demo
Intel's proof-of-concept MeeGo Tablet UX has been given a clearer outing, showing the various panels allowing the user to scroll in a myriad of (confusing?) directions. Gizmodo's summary is remarkably light on insight, showing a distinct lack of understanding of what MeeGo is: There's multitasking shown here, in the form of playing music while you also manipulate photos, but it's not clear whether you can multitask across all apps. Speaking of which: Intel's AppUp store is highlighted here, which is fine as long as MeeGo also allows you to download third party applications. That's not yet clear. With the Handset UX being unveiled this week, it remains to be seen if there'll be a unifying look & feel across MeeGo UXes.
Android 2.2 (codenamed "Froyo") on N900
The latest version of NITDroid includes the latest version of Android: 2.2, which was codenamed "Froyo". In this video "djsteve" shows off an N900 running it, with sound; headphones; wifi; the touchscreen and the keyboard working. There still seem to be a few bugs (including Android's status bar) and it, as yet, does not have any graphics acceleration. However, it still appears relatively responsive and the browser, in particular, is impressively quick.
VTE V7/iBrowser runs "Maemo" (4?)
In much the same vein as the Optima OP5-E, another Chinese company has released a new mobile device running "Maemo" - double-quotes, because Nokia doesn't actually license Maemo to any other company, so unless it's a Nokia device, it's not really running Maemo - the ZTE V7/iBrowser. More technical details are available after the link, but given that the device features a Marvell PXA310 (an ARM9 SoC), and the behavior of the software shown in demo videos this is likely a highly modified Maemo 4.