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Android may have the phones, but MeeGo may get the cars

Jul 22, 2010, 22:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Google's Android is already hot in smartphones, and it's going to be hotter than hot in Linux-powered tablets. So, where does that leave Intel and Nokia's embedded Linux, MeeGo? In the dust? Actually, it looks now like MeeGo is going to have its own niche where it will be the embedded Linux of choice: Car entertainment, Internet, and navigation systems.

"Tomorrow, the Linux Foundation will announce that GENIVI, a non-profit auto industry alliance committed to driving the adoption of an open-source IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment) reference platform. With members like BMW, GM, Peugeot Citroen, and Renault this is a big deal. These aren't hangers-on in the car business; these are core car companies."

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