Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Intel, Nokia merge Moblin and Maemo into single OS

updated 01:10 pm EST, Mon February 15, 2010

Intel, Nokia create MeeGo from Moblin, Maemo

Chipmaker Intel and cell phone manufacturer Nokia on Monday announced they will merge their respective Moblin and Maemo mobile device operating systems into a single OS. Dubbed MeeGo, the companies plan to have the Linux-based platform running a plethora of devices including smartphones, tablets, netbooks and in-car entertainment systems as well. MeeGo will be hosted by the Linux Foundation, and apps written for it will be available both through Nokia's Ovi Store and Intel's AppUp Center.

Development of said apps will be done in Qt, and will build on the Moblin core OS and Moblin users' feedback. Writing one application will also allow it to be used on other operating systems, including Symbian.

Not many specifics about MeeGo were offered, but the founders promise Internet, computing and communication capabilities along with multitasking, multimedia and high-performance graphics playback.

MeeGo is the product of the partnership between Intel and Nokia that started last May. It was known as the oFono project.

Moblin is also Linux-based and powers some smartphones and netbooks with Intel Atom CPUs. Maemo most notably can be found on the Nokia N900 smartphone and the sixth generation of the software was expected for release later in 2010.

MeeGo is said to show up in the spring, with the first devices running on the platform due later this year.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Linksys WRT1200AC Wi-Fi Router

Once upon a time, a brand-new Linksys router showed up on our doorstep. So we gathered some network-minded friends together, and hooke ...

Rapoo A300 Mini Bluetooth NFC Speaker

The Rapoo Bluetooth Mini NFC Speaker is a little metallic box about the size of a baseball. In spite of its small size, we were very p ...

Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor

The recently released Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor is a piece of hardware that, when integrated into a home's breaker box, monitors ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News