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MeeGo To Be Picked Up For Smartphone Use By LG?

MeeGo To Be Picked Up For Smartphone Use By LG?

MeeGo started out with such promise. It was a combined effort between Nokia and Intel, and it looked like it would soon become the go-to operating system for tablets and MIDs in the years ahead. But then, something happened. Something called iOS and Android, two operating systems that found their way onto tablets and have since dominated the market, leaving no room for the likes of MeeGo and Windows 7. Not to mention, Nokia since ditched their efforts in MeeGo and Symbian in order to focus on a Windows Phone 7-based future.

But there still seems to be a bit of life remaining in MeeGo. Despite the fact that the bulk of the support is gone, it was a clever OS with a nice UI and a lot of good thoughts behind it. And those thoughts are seemingly interesting to LG Electronics. A new Reuters report confirms that LG is now moving forward with plans to adopt the Linux-based MeeGo, picking up mostly where Nokia left off. Valtteri Halla, a member of the technical steering group of MeeGo, had this to say: "It's opening opportunities for the others to come in. Discussions are taking place. You'll see things coming out this year, pretty soon."



In the past, Nokia's prominent role in MeeGo frightened other phone makers away, but now that they're gone, an opening is obviously there. A spokesperson for LG did say that the company has no definite plans to produce MeeGo systems outside of in-car-based rigs, but they didn't deny the rumors. It also seems plausible to think that a company with one foot in the MeeGo door would expand that somewhat and possibly use it to promote new handsets; it's hard to stand out in the crowd of Android phones, but being one of the only MeeGo phones would definitely make the news.

Now, we just have to kick back and wait to see if LG actually follows through on any of this. Would you buy a MeeGo phone? Definitely sounds tempting...
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One of the things with these behemoth companies like both Intel and Microsoft that is kind of funny is how slow they react to anything anymore. Yes they both usher in the own new stuff, specs, usable tools and hardware. However; they they react uber slow to other players. They may have more time because of there size I guess, and you can bring a market back with enough penetration, which of course they generally have, but there names also loose some clout and recognition.

This Meego thing as well as the slate/tablet and smart phone thing on Microsoft is an addressable showing of said slow movement. They it seems are convinced they are to big to fail. While in some cases this may be true to a point a giant still has two feet. If they loose them there movement ability and rate are hindered extensively. This would make them easier to be killed if you get my drift.

This thing with Nokia as well as the Atom, Thunderbolt, CPU/GPU iterations etc are weaknesses that they refuse to see or admit it seems. I hope Meego does something as it means more competition in a way at least for standards. But in several specific ways such as these they both seem to be limping on said platform. If they do not realize at least to some degree what they are doing wrong it is ridiculous especially with these two companies resources etc.

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>> (rapid1):  One of the things with these behemoth companies like both Intel and Microsoft that is kind of funny is how slow they react to anything anymore.

Thumbs up. Couldn't agree more.

I wanted MeeGo at one time, but I think they've blown their window of opportunity. I wouldn't mind having a device with it - but it will likely be a minor player like WebOS.

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