If you think that the MeeGo community of Nokia is dead, think again because we just have seen a smooth reiteration of Nintendo N64 emulation (which is made for MeeGo Harmattan) demoed on Nokia N950.
The application used in the phone is basically a port of the open source N64 emulator, mupen64plus.
javispedro, who is also behind other great emulator application for Nokia’s MeeGo, notes that this one works better than the N900 version.
“Look what happens when the game is swiped away. The thumbnail in multitask view is live. Mario is still moving. This is pretty much the case for multitasking in MeeGo-Harmattan that things continue running, except that is for video.”
“mupen64plus with Ari64′s new_dynarec and Adventus’ gles2n64, working on the N950 with minimal changes. Also some SDL application swipe action.” he added.
“Of interest is that Ari64′s new_dynarec works on a hardfp eabi platform without changes, and that there’s a quite a nice speed bump when compared to the N900. No frameskipping was used, and CPU clock was at 800Mhz (set by ondemand governor, and it even had some 20% idle CPU time to spare — as long as it was not in the background, when compositor kicks in).”
Now, for the good part, here is a demo of N64 emulator running on Nokia N950 by javispedro.