Intel and Nokia Merge Mobile Linux Initiatives to Introduce MeeGo
Feb 16, 2010, 17:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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."