Intel & Nokia Merge OSs To Create MeeGo; Developers Not Impressed Born of the union of 2 Linux based platforms - Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo - is the MeeGo, an open source operating system. Thankfully, they didn't try to marry the names: Mablin or Moemo! MeeGo is expected to be ready by Q2, 2010 and we will actually see it in devices later this year. The good thing here is that developers having to conform to one operating system less. Devices running MeeGo will be able to access both Nokia's Ovi Store and Intel's AppUp Centre. Application developers are being given the Qt development environment to create apps which they can market on either storefront. MeeGo will run on all sorts of devices - not just mobiles and computers. What the two companies are talking about is it being the OS for netbooks, tablet PCs, and even next generation TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems. Watch a video of the announcement here. The firms have pledged support for developers at their forums - Forum Nokia and the Intel Atom Developer Program. But developers do not seem to be very happy with MeeGo: comments on its website include one that says "This must be a joke, right?" and another which demands to know, "where is the example to show Meego power or benefits? what is new in Meego and what is the advantage over other platforms?" Symbian^3 To Be On Devices In Q3 The Symbian Foundation launched Symbian^3 an entirely open source platform. As…
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