Nokia and Intel announce MeeGo
8 months after Nokia and Intel announced a partnership to work together the company has launched MeeGo.
Rather than a handset with a Moorestown chipset as found in the LG GW990 announced at CES, the collaboration will instead be a software platform that the pair hope will be embraced by the electronics industry and stop too much defragmentation of the Linux platform.
MeeGo is born out of a merging of the Intel Moblin and Nokia Maemo software platforms to form one new platform that will supposedly be available on phones, TVs, tablets, and laptops.
"It is designed to be crossed platform. You will see multiple devices from multiple manufacturers", said Renee James from Intel.
"Called MeeGo, the open software platform will accelerate industry innovation and time-to-market for a wealth of new Internet-based applications and services and exciting user experiences", claims Nokia.
MeeGo-based devices from Nokia and other manufacturers are expected to be launched later this year, while Nokia has reaffirmed that it isn't dropping support for the Symbian OS.
Nokia is then hoping to leverage its Ovi store to provide apps for the new platform.
The new platform will be available some time before June.