Nokia's Next OS, Maemo 6, Could Look Like ThisS

The N900 runs the slick new Linux-based Maemo 5 OS, but Nokia is already dishing up details on Maemo 6. Expected in late 2010, it'll introduce a portrait-mode, support multitouch and capacitive touchscreens, and have a desktop filled with widgets.

Nokia's Next OS, Maemo 6, Could Look Like ThisS

The N900's Maemo 5 OS, shown below, currently only works in landscape mode:

Nokia's Next OS, Maemo 6, Could Look Like ThisS

The new info comes from the Maemo Summit, where the Fins also demonstrated an official Qt port specifically designed for Maemo 5. The Qt port (available now as a preview release) lets developers use a common framework to build apps for the N900, future Maemo 6 devices, in addition to Symbian and Windows Mobile. [Nokia and UMPC Portal via Slashgear]