MeeGo 1.2 Released, v1.3 Promised For October

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 looking ahead. MeeGo 1.3 is slated for release in October, so get to crackin'!

The MeeGo 1.2 Core OS provides a complete set of enabling technologies for mobile computing.

Some highlights of the MeeGo Core stack include:

MeeGo Reference Kernels supporting a variety of Intel Atom and ARMv7 platforms.
QML Application Framework and extended Qt-Mobility APIs, including additional location, system, connectivity, and sensor/haptic capabilities for rapid, rich, application development.
Enhanced Telephony and Connectivity capabilities, including:
  • GSM, GPRS, and HSPA+ network support
  • SIM Application Toolkit
  • Expanded Bluetooth profiles
  • Expanded VPN and wireless authentication methods
  • USB, WiFi, and BT-PAN data tethering capability
  • Enhance multimedia support, including RTSP streaming with progressive download

This release also includes the following:

Netbook UX 1.2 complete set of core applications for netbooks.
In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) UX 1.2 includes a sample IVI Homescreen and speech recognition enabled Application Launcher built with QML, as well as a collection of commonly used applications.
Tablet Developer Preview
MeeGo SDK 1.2 for MeeGo Core OS and supported UXs.

Please refer to the Core and UX release notes, as well as the Developer Resources documentation pages, for a more complete list of features and supported platforms.