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Intel and Nokia Merge Mobile Linux Initiatives to Introduce MeeGo

Feb 16, 2010, 17:03 (1 Talkback[s])

"Intel and Nokia, two of tech's biggest titans, today announced the new Linux-based software platform called MeeGo, which merges the popular Moblin and Maemo projects and sets the companies' sights on a new generation of computing devices, applications and services. The first release of MeeGo is expected in the second quarter of 2010 with devices launching later this year.

"This move is significant given the companies' market leadership positions. Recent reports indicate that Intel enjoys 79.7 percent of the microprocessor market while Nokia commands 40 percent of the worlwide smartphone market, though MeeGo is being positioned for much more than smartphones.MeeGo Logo

"MeeGo will be hosted by The Linux Foundation where it will aim to build broad industry collaboration using the open source development model. The world's largest chip maker and largest mobile device company say that by working collaboratively and merging the technologies, they can accelerate product innovation and expand market opportunities for developers. The companies report that MeeGo supports multiple hardware architectures across the broadest range of device segments."

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