February 16, 2010
Intel, Nokia Unveil Hybrid OS MeeGo Operating System for Gadgets
By Marisa Torrieri, TMCnet Editor
Today’s smartphones, netbooks, tablets have a new advanced operating system option, now that MeeGo has launched
MeeGo – a united version of Nokia’s (News
) Maemo OS and Intel’s Moblin, which launched at the Mobile World Congress – is a strong platform that can power sophisticated smartphones as well as netbooks, according to reports. It’s open-source-based, and Linux-based – and supports ARM (News
) architecture and Intel’s Atom processors.
At MWC in Barcelona, Renee James, Intel’s senior VP and general manager of software and services group, announced the launch
“MeeGo blends the very best of Moblin and Maemo software into one Linux-based computing platform,” James told reporters.
Moblin was launched by Intel (News
) back in 2008 as a platform for netbooks and other devices. Meanwhile, Maemo was designed as an OS for Nokia’s smallest tablet devices, and found its way onto smartphones later on.
Marisa Torrieri is a TMCnet Web editor, covering IP hardware and mobility, including IP phones, smartphones, fixed-mobile convergence and satellite technology. She also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet's gadgets and satellite e-Newsletters. To read more of Marisa's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Marisa Torrieri