The world’s largest mobile maker Nokia and the world’s largest chip maker Intel have joined their hands to form a platform for mobiles named MeeGo. The news was unleashed at the mobile conference at Barcelona on 15th February. The new open source platform is created by merging the Nokia Maemo: its platform for Smartphone and tablets and Intel’s Mobilin. Both the companies have been serving mobile users for a long time.
By working together they would be able to create more value for their customers. MeeGo is intended at targeting the core communication medium including net books, handhelds, desktops, infotainment devices in vehicles, TVs’ and media phones. The two companies would deliberately work to get a competitive edge over the iPhone OS. Android, and other software’s.
The software would be able to run only on the multi-processor architecture and would be confined to only Intel chip devices. Not to forget Nokia is already a part of Symbian foundation. How the new platform is going to affect Nokia’s commitment to Symbian platform, time will decide that. At the MeeGo launch, Nokia’s executive vice president of devices, Kai Oistamo, said that the two operating systems would co-exist, although MeeGo would likely be used for premium devices. The company would probably be using captive product pricing, where they would be selling the software for free but charging for the applications. The first version of the software would be available in the second quarter of 2010. Join the MeeGo community at MeeGo