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Intel Joins Samsung for Tizen as Linux-based Meego Dies

Sep 29, 2011, 08:00 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

Meego was formed in February of 2010 as a merger of Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo Linux efforts. Nokia crippled the effort a year later by partnering with Microsoft for mobile phone development.

For Intel's part, the move away from Meego to Tizen is also a shift toward HTML5.

"Shifting to HTML5 doesn't just mean slapping a web runtime on an existing Linux, even one aimed at mobile, as MeeGo has been," Imad Sousou Meego's technical steering group co-leader wrote in a blog post."Emphasizing HTML5 means that APIs not visible to HTML5 programmers need not be as rigid, and can evolve with platform technology and can vary by market segment."

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