Nokia and Intel combine Maemo and Moblin into MeeGo

February 18th, 2010 - 09:28 pm by Wajiha H.
MeeGo is the blend of Nokia's Maemo and Intel's Moblin, a powerful combination indeed. MeeGo is expected to run everything from smartphones through tablets and netbooks to connected TVs and car entertainment systems. But there will probably not be any unified app stores as they both run on different CPUís. Ovi Store is used for almost all Nokia devices, whereas those running on an Intel platform will use the Intel AppUpSM Center.
The Qt toolkit will make the developers write an application just once and deploy it on several platforms - that includes MeeGo on ARM or x86 CPUs, even Symbian and other OSes. MeeGo will be hosted by the Linux Foundation and is said to be a completely open source.

Many experts are expecting the first release of MeeGo somewhere in the second quarter of this year and the first devices to use the new OS will show up sometime after that. Not a lot is known on whether or not Nokia N900 will be equipped with it.

Nokia is having a ball these days as it is said that there are almost 3 million Ovi Maps downloads which makes more than one download per second. Ovi Store is doing even better with more than a million downloads registered each day!
Unfortunately, Nokia hasnít announced any new phones at the MWC 2010 yet which we hope will be changed soon.