Intel's MeeGo is Back

Monday, February 21, 2011

CaptureIntel's MeeGo the yesteryear's mobile operating system of Nokia has again planned to come back into action and this was announced during the Mobile World Congress that was held in Barcelona, Spain. Intel also said that it will still continue to work with MeeGo.

Initially Intel's MeeGo was formed by combining Nokia's Maemo and Intel's Moblin platforms in February of 2010 and Nokia announced that it will shift its mobile operating system to Windows Phone 7 and this particular news stunned the mobile world.

Intel expressed its disappointment regarding this issue at the Mobile World Congress. Though Nokia said a big no to MeeGo, it is specially targeting devices like tablets and smartphones.

At the Mobile World Congress, Intel displayed a a tablet prototype based on an Intel Atom processor and running MeeGo 1.1. It also seems that the company acclaims they have more than 200 experts working on different MeeGo tablets. Intel warmly welcomed Ixonos to join their MeeGo ecosystem. Other companies has also been welcomed openly to join their MeeGo ecosystem.

Intel has invested its funds Kaltura, developer of an open source video management platform, to provide the users of MeeGo a rich-media functionalities on tablets, mobile phones, and other connected devices.

Is MeeGo a No-Go in Mobile Market?

Seeing the history of Nokia, MeeGo was only an OS for mobile devices but to market their OS for the tablets and smartphones, it is too late said experts. It is also very hard for them to compete with the Apple.

When MeeGo was formed by Nokia and Intel in Feb 2010, it announced that Linux-based software platform would support multiple hardware architectures which includes pocketable mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, media phones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems.

It is believed that MeeGo is targeted at different levels of audience and different sections of platforms.


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