The application manager also provides an overview of everything currently installed on the system.Data can be synchronized with a PC via a USB connection, and the user's files can be accessed using the standard Removable Storage Device protocol. The new version mostly consists of security updates.If no task or application is running in the background, tapping the top left icon skips the dashboard and directly displays the application launcher.Maemo provides the Mozilla-based Micro B web-browser with complete Adobe Flash support.Bundled applications include the Mozilla-based Micro B browser, Macromedia Flash player, Gizmo5, and Skype.Due in part to the free and open source nature of Linux and Maemo, porting applications to Maemo is a straightforward procedure.
Some applications are original software written specifically for Maemo, while other applications are straight ports of existing Linux programs.
From the dashboard, running applications can be brought back to full screen by tapping the preview window, and applications can be closed by tapping an X-symbol located in the top right corner of the preview window, similar to the concept of closing applications in other operating systems.
The application launcher, where all the installed applications can be launched, can also be accessed from the dashboard.
These include some user-space software, like certain status bar and taskbar applets (including the display brightness applet) and applications, and some system daemons related to connectivity and power management.
Maemo comes with a number of built-in applications, but additional applications can be installed from a number of sources, including various official and community software repositories, and deb files through either the built-in package manager "Application manager", or the Advanced Packaging Tool and dpkg.At the Mobile World Congress in February 2010, it was announced that the Maemo project would be merging with Moblin to create the Mee Go mobile software platform.