MeeGo To Be Picked Up For Smartphone Use By LG?
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...