Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia and Intel disclosed that the two companies with combine the forces of their Linux distributions Maemo (Nokia) and Moblin (Intel) into a joined Linux platform called MeeGo.
MeeGo blends the best of Maemo with the best of Moblin to create an open platform for multiple processor architectures. MeeGo builds on the capabilities of the Moblin core OS and its support for a wide range of device types and reference user experiences, combined with the momentum of Maemo in the mobile industry and the broadly adopted Qt application and UI framework for software developers.
In order to run the whole thing as an open-source project MeeGo will be under the control of Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux.
MeeGo run on a wide range of PC-like devices, including pocket portable mobile PCs, netbooks, tablets, smartphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems. Building upon a partnership the companies announced in June 2009, MeeGo is expected to be widely adopted by OEMs, device manufacturers and network operators. For more information, visit www.meego.com.
"Our vision for seamlessly communicating between computing devices from the home, auto, office or your pocket is taking a big step forward today with the introduction of MeeGo," said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. "This is a foundational step in our evolving relationship with Nokia. The merging of these two important assets into an open source platform is critical toward providing a terrific experience across a variety of devices and gaining cross- industry support."
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Source: Intel Press Release