Maemo Alternatives

    Maemo is described as 'operating system for mobile devices based on Debian Linux and originally created by Nokia' and is a Mobile OS in the category. There are eight alternatives to Maemo for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Android, Android Tablet, Linux Mobile and Android Wear. The best alternative is Android, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Maemo are Google Chrome OS (Free), Plasma Mobile (Free, Open Source), iOS (Free) and Remix OS (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 22, 2016

    1. Google Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google that uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface, so it works primarily with web applications.
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    2. Plasma Mobile turns your phone into a fully open hacking device, just like a PC. You can join us to start building new mobile experiences now.
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    3. iOS is a mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc. and distributed exclusively for Apple hardware. It is the operating system that powers iPhone, iPod Touch, and formerly iPad. Each main version of iOS / iPhone OS has introduced a big, main feature of the new version.
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    4. Remix OS is an innovative Android-based operating system engineered to be equally adept on mobile and desktop devices.

      Discontinued

      The company Jide decided to discontinue the Remix OS project and to focus efforts on the enterprise space: http://www.jide.com/ At the moment, last version, 3.0.207, released in November 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    5. Tizen is an open source mobile and device operating system based on Linux developed by Samsung and Intel.
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    6. CloudReady is a operating system built and maintained by Neverware. Based on Google’s open source Chromium OS, CloudReady uses web apps and both cloud storage (Google Drive) as well as local storage (File manager). Comes without Android app support.
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    7. QtMoko is debian distribution for Linux based SmartPhones, like Openmoko Freerunner and Goldelico's GTA04 phone. Phone and user interface is based on QT Extendeded formerly known as Qtopia..

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v58, released in December 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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