In a significant development in the convergence of communications and computing, Intel Corporation and Nokia are globally merging their popular Moblin and Maemo software platforms respectively to create a unified Linux-based platform.
The combined platform will run on multiple hardware platforms across a wide range of computing devices, including pocketable mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems.
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.
MeeGo-based devices from Nokia and other manufacturers are expected to be launched later this year.
This announcement strengthens the Nokia and Intel relationship, and builds on the companies' broad strategic collaboration announced in June 2009. Intel and Nokia now invite participation in MeeGo from existing Maemo and Moblin global communities and across the communications and computing industries.
"Our vision for seamlessly communicating between computing devices from the home, auto, office or your pocket is taking a big step forward today with the introduction of MeeGo," said Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini.