Intel, Nokia partner to create MeeGo mobile platform

By Matthew
Feb 15, 2010
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  1. What do you get when the world's largest chipmaker and cell phone manufacturer shake hands? A peculiarly named operating system that can power virtually any mobile device. Intel and Nokia have agreed to merge their mobile operating systems, Moblin and Maemo, to forge a new software platform called MeeGo.

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  2. Clrabbit

    Clrabbit Newcomer, in training Posts: 90

    You know.... I don't care how good it is with a Name like MeeGo I refuse to use it. That is the lamest name for a OS yet...
  3. Regenweald

    Regenweald Newcomer, in training Posts: 143

    This is exciting news to me and I hope that the Moblin/Maemo hybrid really takes off, although I'm confused as to whether the Clutter toolkit is being abandoned for QT or if it will somehow be integrated. I also hope Intel won't restrict MeeGo to it's own x86 mobile platform as it did with Moblin and contributes to another powerhouse for the ARM platform. Great news.
  4. emzdhr

    emzdhr Newcomer, in training

    Android rules.
  5. @ regenweald
    MeeGo will support clutter, but I think the main development framework will be Qt.*
    It will also be available on both ARM and Intel architectures.*

    As a user of Maemo 5 on the N900, I think that MeeGo has a lot of potential. Intel and Nokia can take advantage of the best parts of both platforms as well as the large, active communities.
    Something I hope either Intel and Nokia, or the community do is make MeeGo available for the N900. I only recently bought mine and I won't be buying another expensive device any time soon.

    I don't think MeeGo will really compete with other mobile operating systems because it's based around bringing a desktop experience to a pocketable device, with an optimised user interface and phone functionality. Other powerful smartphone devices are mainly phones with some computer functionality. Instead, I think MeeGo will fill the gap between netbooks and smartphones.

    *http://meego.com/about/faq
  6. Punkid

    Punkid TechSpot Maniac Posts: 543

    two of the greatest partnering up
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