Intel to pursue MeeGo with or without Nokia

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Intel said in a statement on Friday that it will continue development of the MeeGo operating system. MeeGo is a joint venture between Nokia and Intel that merges the Maemo operating system, used by Nokia on its N-series tablets, and Intel’s Mobilin project. The mobile operating system was designed to power smartphones, tablets and embedded systems such as those found in networked television sets and car entertainment systems.

Following Nokia’s announcement that it was adopting Windows Phone as its primary operating system for its smartphones, the Finnish manufacturer hinted that MeeGo will become a research platform used to explore the “next-generation devices, platforms and user experiences.” One MeeGo device will be launched in 2011, but additional devices are not on Nokia’s roadmap. During a Q&A session following Nokia’s and Microsoft’s big announcement, Stephen Elop called MeeGo “an opportunity for learning” , which implies Intel is on its own if it wants to make MeeGo a commercially-viable platform.

[Via Wireless Week]

  • Simchester

    ha ha ha ha ha it’s all politics at Nokia now.

    many nokia fans/lovers were baptised inton Adroid community yesterday after Stephen Elop revealed his political Identity,

    Symbian is on a death path now.

    Even if Nokia releases a MeeGo phone it’s likely not 2 get support in the long-run.

    I was 1 strong Nokia fan but after yesterday I had 2 jump 2 another boat – Intel.Intel is my only option now and they have re-assured us of their commitment 2 MeeGo,and are having many big players like BMW,AMD.

    RIP Nokia & Microsoft.

    I’ll be get my next phone from Intel with Medfield SoC running MeeGo.

  • Anonymous

    This story means nothing. Nokia never said it wasn´t continuing Meego, as it is a part of a “future disruption”. It´s not like Nokia would announce info about MeeGo during a joint Microsoft announcement, taking the shine away.

    Perhaps they should have said this??

    “yes.. we are going to be using Windows Mobile for our main future plans, to stop bleeding market share, but as soon as a better solution comes along we will ditch it!!”

    • viperkid

      spot on! also maybe:

      as long as we have completed overhauling d symbian UI and have totally change its UX we will scrap WP7

  • tin

    I still can’t believe Nokia went with Windows Phone 7, they are really shooting themselves in the foot. Hope Intel does good with MeeGo (dumb name, BTW), Nokia is probably just slowing things down anyway.

  • Anonymous

    I have to think that Meego being rejected by operators last year had something to do with this flip flop by Nokia.

  • Anonymous

    Nice, Looks like INtel is stepping up the heat!

  • Looks like some CEOs still have brains. Until Microsoft implants a Trojan horse CEO into Intel.

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