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Heads-up, MeeGo fanatics! While the OS obviously has less support from major companies now than ever before, there's still a large amount of fans out there, and developers as well. The Meego Conference kicks off in San Francisco this week, and there's a new MeeGo release to go along with it. MeeGo 1.2 has just been revealed, with the new release providing a baseline for device vendors and developers to start creating software for various device categories on Intel Atom and ARMv7 architectures. The highlights are all below, and while we're thrilled with a new build, it's never too early to start... Read more...
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... Read more...
Intel is on record as talking about MIDs, netbooks, and the device ecosystem it envisioned in between long before much of the current tablet craze, but the company has been oddly quiescent in recent months. Talk of dual-core ARM-based products, from Tegra to the iPad 2, has dominated the industry, with scarcely a peep from Intel. As of now, that's changed. Intel has unveiled its first Atom explicitly aimed at the tablet market. It's the Atom Z670, and it's Intel's chosen SoC for reclaiming lost mindshare that's been snapped up by other solutions. That's netbooks on the left, tablets on the right... Read more...
MeeGo isn't dead yet, but it's barely breathing. Into this life-supported world, Fujitsu birthed its first MeeGo netbook ... and the world yawned. The world also hardly took notice of the MeeGo tablet that Intel is demonstrating at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Not that the new Fujitsu netbook deserved much fanfair. Fujitsu merely took its middle-of-the pack Windows 7 Lifebook MH330 netbook and added the option to run MeeGo on it. The MH330, be it a MeeGo or a Windows 7 version, uses a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 with 1GB of RAM, includes a 250GB hard drive and a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 LED-backlit... Read more...
MeeGo tablets could reportedly be on the market as soon as the second-quarter of 2011. Intel is said to be shipping reference tablets to developers and the target date for final hardware is June. Note that Taiwan's giant electronics trade show, Computex, is May 31-June 4. Putting it all together, an educated guess would have this first crop of MeeGo tablets coming from the likes of Asus, Acer and other Taiwanese makers. But European makers would almost certainly also be in the crowd, too, given that MeeGo is a joint effort between Intel and Nokia. The first MeeGo tablet has already been around... Read more...
Microsoft's demonstration of Windows 8 running on ARM processors may have been one of the major events of CES, but the OS's 2012/2013 release date has been criticized as a day late and a dollar short. One of the tidbits that slipped out of CES is that IT analysts aren't the only ones frustrated with Redmond's timetable. Intel Senior VP and general manager of the sales and marketing group, Tom Kilroy, revealed at CES for a long time. Us, and others like Dell...We’re very bullish on the tablets segment. It’s very good for the industry as a whole." It was Microsoft, ironically, that put... Read more...
There's no question that tablet PCs are the hottest consumer electronics device of 2010. No one single product category has seen more growth and hype surround it this year, and it really all started with Apple's launch of the iPad. But since then, companies have come out of the woodwork in order to get a piece of the pie. Only time will tell if tablets have staying power or if they're just a novelty, but we're a little surprised to already see at least one tablet coming to market with a very niche, specific purpose. Indamixx is a small hardware/software company that tends to focus their products... Read more...
MeeGo 1.1 was released on Monday. This is the official call to device makers and developers to build us a new class of Linux-based Intel Atom and ARMv7 devices. Version 1.1 includes a user interface for smartphones and for netbooks but not for tablets. This didn't stop yet another round of rumors over a Nokia MeeGo tablet. The release of MeeGo 1.1 is nicely timed two weeks before the MeeGo Conference in Dublin, November 15-17. Version 1.1 includes a core operating system, the Netbook UX and an In-Vehcile Infotainment UX -- important because in July, The Linux Foundation announced that when MeeGo... Read more...
Well, what do you know? It's the executive shuffle in the mobile world! It sure looks like fun, and according to All Things D, the same man that designed last month as the head of Nokia's MeeGo division is now an employee of Palm. It seems like a round-robin of high-level executives, but we aren't too surprised. Ari Jaaksi has a track record in the industry that few others have, and Palm is definitely in need of top-tier help if they hope to seriously rival Android, iOS and the other great smartphone platforms on the market. It's unclear if Ari Jaaksi's departure was simply to fill a role at Palm,... Read more...
ntel and Nokia aren't too similar. One focuses on cellphones, one focuses on processors. But both are major corporations with major faces in the technology world, and both stand to learn a lot from working with one another. In fact, they already have. The two have worked together in order to create MeeGo, which is the combination of Maemo and Moblin. That has gone over quite well in the press, and early MeeGo builds are already drawing lots of positive attention. And now, we could be in for a lot more Intel + Nokia. Why? Because the two have just established a new joint research laboratory. Intel... Read more...
Usually, it's rather difficult for a new operating system to find traction. There's already quite a few options on the market, and people are rarely out searching for new operating systems when the ones available to them seemingly handle their needs quite well already. But MeeGo, which was created out of Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo converging, is a rare find. Unlike a majority of Linux-based systems, MeeGo seems to actually have a chance at mainstream survival, but of course it doesn't hurt to have the world's largest chip maker and world's largest cell phone maker backing the system's existence.... Read more...
Nokia use to be a key player in the mobile market. While the Symbian platform still accounts for more than two-fifths of the global smartphone market, Nokia hasn't enjoyed the same success that it once did. In hopes of fixing this, Nokia is shaking things up a bit. Anssi Vanjoki is Nokia's new head of Mobile Solutions, and he's ready to get to work. He's already set some high goals for himself and his company in this position. For starters, Vanjoki aims to get Nokia back to being number one in high-end devices. Having just recently been appointed to this position, Vanjoki realizes this will not... Read more...
Day 1 is always a scary thing, but the coders at MeeGo are diving right in. Recently, a lot has been revealed about MeeGo. It'll be hitting tablets, it'll be hitting x86 devices, and it will definitely be hitting smartphones. We're assuming that it'll be loaded onto Nokia phones at first due to Nokia's influence on the OS (it's part Maemo and part Moblin), but that's all to be worked out in the future. For now, we're just happy to see the MeeGo Handset Project get off of the ground. Starting this week, MeeGo has made the baseline source available for the community, and it's being actively developed... Read more...
Version 2.2 of Google's Android (codenamed Froyo) has generated a great deal of discussion over the past few weeks, both for its anticipated new features and the fact that it, unlike the iPhone's iOS 4, offers full support for both HTML5 and Flash. It seems consumers and developers aren't the only people interested in Google's new Android flavor; Intel has announced it's preparing a fully x86-compatible version of Froyo that it intends to ship in the next few months. "Our expectation is that (native x86 Android) will be based on the Froyo release and will be available this summer to developers”... Read more...
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