Maemo and Moblin Become MeeGo - The UpStream

Maemo and Moblin Become MeeGo

posted Saturday Feb 20, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Maemo and Moblin Become MeeGo

Intel and Nokia have each been working on new Linux-based mobile operating systems. Neither is really finished and neither is really hugely innovative, but what they do have in common is that they no longer exist.

At Nokia's media presentation at the Mobile World Congress on Monday, Nokia and Intel announced that Intel's Maemo and Nokia's Moblin would be ditched and their joint Linux knowledge and development would be combined into a single product, named MeeGo. While their individual products were designed to be semi-device specific, the combined MeeGo is a "software platform that will support multiple hardware architectures across the broadest range of device segments, including pocketable mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems."

We expect to see the first MeeGo devices sometime this year, but we don't know exactly what types of devices they will turn out to be.

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