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Hands on with Intel's MeeGo tablet UI: good ideas, rough edges

Feb 17, 2011, 14:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Paul)

"Although Nokia is gutting its commitment to MeeGo, the platform still has support from a number of other prominent hardware vendors. Intel, which originally cofounded MeeGo with Nokia last year, has released an experimental "pre-alpha" build of its MeeGo tablet environment.

"The software was unveiled at Mobile World Congress this week and is being demonstrated on the Atom-based ExpoPC tablet. It is built with Nokia's Qt development toolkit and uses the powerful Qt Quick framework for much of the user interface. It appears to be at a relatively early stage of development and is still lacking a lot of basic capabilities, but many of the underlying concepts are promising.

"In addition to demoing the environment at Mobile World Congress, Intel has also released a binary-only system image that will allow testers to run the MeeGo tablet environment on their own hardware. I installed it myself on a Lenovo S10-3T, the convertible netbook tablet device that Intel gave to developers at the MeeGo Summit last year."

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