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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, but it's likely that the two were in talks beforehand. With Palm under HP now, the company has more... 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 Corporation, Nokia and the University of Oulu will be working together, with one of the first objectives... 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. For months now, the world has been told that MeeGo was the next big OS for MIDs, UMPCs, smartphones,... 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 be easy. "I’m under no illusions; it’s no small task," he wrote on the company's blog.... 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 as MeeGo 1.1, which is scheduled for release in October. The technical details are all listed below,... 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” Renee James, Intel’s senior veep for software and services, told APC. In addition, "all... Read more...
At some point, someone is going to rise up and challenge Apple's iPad in the tablet market, the only questions are who and when? We still don't know, but Chinese company Red Flag Software will take a stab at it by tossing its name into a hat brimming with other companies who plan on releasing a tablet. Called the NPad, Red Flag's tablet is the first to sport the open-source MeeGo operating system, and word on the Web is that it will cost less than the iPad. That isn't too surprising, considering it will be equipped with a Linux-based OS and not Windows. Specifically, early indications suggest it will be running the 1.1 MeeGo OS, and yes, it will multi-task. On the hardware front, the NPad measures... Read more...
Whatever happened to Nokia? Just a few years ago, this company was living large, well atop every other cell phone maker in the world. Their market share from a global perspective was pushing 50%, and they seemed unstoppable. But now, investors are jumping ship and their market share is diving, and they've yet to create a compelling alternative to Apple's iPhone (let alone any other smartphone in recent memory). Even Motorola was able to reverse their fortunes with the DROID, but for some reason Nokia has been stuck in a rut. But that could all be ending soon enough. According to a new Reuters report, the company will use MeeGo in their popular N Series handsets going forward, ditching the aging... Read more...
At Computex 2010, tablet PCs were all the rage.  Intel had several tablets on display at their booth, as did many other manufacturers. And while every model shown in out sneak peek is a prototype, most of them were running an operating system and looked like they were close to being ready for prime time. Of course the bulk of these machines were Intel Atom-based systems, but we were on the look-out for NVIDIA Tegra 2 models as well... Computex 2010 Tablet PC Round-up... Read more...
At Computex 2010, tablet PCs were all the rage. We've already touched on the Eee Pad and Eee Tablet from Asus and given you a glimpse at the Wind Pad from MSI. But those aren't the only two manufacturers that are vying to take market share from the Apple iPad. Intel had several tablets on display at their booth and while every model shown here is a prototype, most of them were running an operating system and looked like they were getting ready for prime time. Of course the bulk of these were Intel Atom-based systems, but we were on the look-out for NVIDIA Tegra 2 models as well.  One thing that is glaringly apparent on all of these tablets, is the multitude of connectivity options built... Read more...
You've heard of DeviceVM. You may not know of it, but if you follow netbooks, notebooks and/or operating systems, you've probably heard of a little thing called "Splashtop," an instant-on OS that has made its made onto a great many machines now. But the world is changing--CPUs are getting faster, operating systems are getting lighter, and it's becoming more and more important for instant-on OS makers to really prove their worth. In order to stay one step ahead of the competition, DeviceVM has decided to support Intel and Nokia's mishmash system, MeeGo. The Linux-based system is apt to boom in the coming months and years, particularly as Intel gets Moorestown and Oak Trail platforms out and into... Read more...
You don't really have to keep a finger on the pulse of the smartphone landscape to know that ARM and Freescale are bitter rivals, and Samsung and Texas Instruments are constantly vying for similar business. So honestly, you probably wouldn't expect four companies who are generally considered enemies to ever really be friends. And you definitely wouldn't expect them to join together for the greater good. But that's exactly what has happened. ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments have pushed aside their differences long enough to form a new non-profit company called Linaro, which aims to "unite industry leaders to foster innovation in the Linux community through a common... Read more...
Remember MeeGo? That's the operating system that was formed when Intel and Nokia decided it best to merge their respective Moblin and Maemo efforts into one system designed for mobile devices, MIDs, UMPCs, slates, and even netbooks. Not much has been said about the software since it was initially launched, but now consumers are getting the first good look at what exactly this OS will bring. The MeeGo 1.0 release is currently only for Nokia's N900 handheld computer and for Intel Atom-based netbooks. All other systems will simply have to wait until they're supported in future releases. But there's still plenty to enjoy, as quite a few Atom-based netbooks have been shipped to date. Basically, MeeGo... Read more...
MeeGo. YouGo. WeGo. But where does MeeGo...go? Confusion aside, there's word on the street that Intel's new MeeGo (which was the end product when Nokia's Maemo and Intel's Moblin were combined) could be destined for more than it was originally intended for. Or maybe we just all got the wrong idea from the start. Initially, MeeGo was setup to fit on MIDs, UMPCs, and possibly even Tablet PCs or Slate PCs. It was a lightweight operating system; something that could go on a pocket device that would last 6-12 hours on a charge, yet not be responsible for handling heavy-duty chores such as video editing and such. According to a company executive this week, though, there will eventually be a version... Read more...
What's a company to do after coming off of their best Q1 in recent memory? Forge ahead in the never-ending pursuit of processor perfection. Today, out of nowhere really, Intel announced plans for a new Atom processor-based System-On-Chip, but it won't go where you might expect. Instead of aiming this product at netbooks, Intel is positioning "Tunnel Creek" for IP phones, printers and in-vehicle-infotainment systems for cars, all of which could honestly use a boost in processing power.As of now, Chinese automaker HawTai is planning to incorporate Intel Atom processor and MeeGo software in future in-vehicle-infotainment platform, and outside of the phone world, this is the first time we've seen... Read more...
Wow, talk about quick implementation. It was only 1.5 months ago that the world was introduced to the mash-up of Maemo and Moblin, and now the first go at MeeGo is on. "Day 1 is here," states the beaming post from a MeeGo development board, and it really says it all. Google's Android operating system has all but taken over the mobile space when it comes to MIDs and UMPCs, but with names like Intel and Nokia behind this project, we could definitely see this leading to competition. Today, MeeGo is finally available to download by developers, but it's still not quite fully cooked and ready for use on devices by general consumers. Still, anyone with a Nokia N900 smartphone, an Atom netbook or a Moorestown... Read more...
Moblin and Maemo, Maemo and Moblin. Now, you two turn and face one another, shake hands, and start living together. It sounds like an odd relationship, but if there were ever forced marriages in operating systems, this would be one of the most talked about. Two companies that have historically been rivals, at least in the software department, have not only put their differences aside today, but have agreed to work together in the most intimate of fashions.At Mobile World Congress, Intel and Nokia announced that they would be merging two of the most talked about mobile platforms in order to form a single OS for "future computing devices." The new OS is called MeeGo, and it's a combination of Maemo... Read more...
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