Intel demos MeeGo platform to developers

20 Apr 2010

Details of MeeGo, the joint Intel/Nokia Linux-based operating system for mobile devices, were unveiled to developers yesterday to show its capabilities and how interoperable devies running on this platform can be.

MeeGo is open source and platform agnostic

MeeGo is an open-source combination of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin and is designed to be flexible enough to run easily. It’s based on a common core across the different technologies, from netbooks and handheld devices, including smartphones to in-vehicle and the connected TV.

The idea is that the MeeGo common core for comms and telephony services, internet and social networking services, visual services, media services, data management, device services, and personal services works in the same manner across all of these devices.

Intel said that the Linux-based operating system will be linked to its AppUp software store and demonstrated the unique media syncing capabilities between devices running on MeeGo: video playing on one device will not only sync over to another but also carry certain data, including picking up where the user left off while watching video on the first device.

MeeGo is set to ship in the second half of 2010 and will be used in smartphones first, to be followed by netbooks.

By Marie Boran