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Intel Committed To MeeGo Despite Nokia Defection 228

Posted by Soulskill
from the keep-the-kid dept.
CWmike writes "Intel put on a brave face Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, insisting that there is continued strong support from it and many companies for MeeGo, the open source software platform that Nokia last week said it would abandon in favor of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7. 'Intel is disappointed at Nokia but life goes on,' said Intel's Renee James. 'Our decision and resolve on MeeGo is only stronger.' She pointed to a long list of companies participating in MeeGo development, including competitors AMD, TI and ST Ericsson; operators including Orange, Telefonica and Sprint; and software companies including Novell and Wind River. Intel expects to see MeeGo tablets shipping this year based on its Atom chip. Handsets will follow, James said. Despite its enthusiasm, however, Intel is sure to be negatively impacted by Nokia's decision."
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Intel Committed To MeeGo Despite Nokia Defection

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  • by duranaki (776224) on Monday February 14, 2011 @05:06PM (#35203740)
    Yes? How about a conditional yes at least? Last I checked, only certain HW configurations were supported. My attempt to run Meego on a laptop a few years old resulted in utter failure. At the very least I think you need an Atom chip. For reference, from the Meego Netbook link:

    In general, MeeGo v1.1 for Netbook will run on Intel Atom* based netbooks, and has been tested on the following platforms: Pinetrail Netbook: HP mini, Asus Eee PC* 1005PE Nettop: MSI AE1900-B Notebook: Acer Aspire* One 5740-6025

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 14, 2011 @05:08PM (#35203770)
    I'm a Nokia employee working at MeeGo now, after last Friday's announcement almost like before. No, I'm not being fired, and none of the important projects have even been cancelled yet (some obviously untenable gunk is being descoped; good riddance). You'd have to wait a bit longer to see the "defection", I suspect.
  • Re:Apps (Score:4, Informative)

    by shutdown -p now (807394) on Monday February 14, 2011 @05:13PM (#35203810) Journal

    It's no different from Gnome or XFCE. Ie, you can run any regular Linux program on it, at most suffering from it not being well-integrated, just as if you ran a KDE program on Gnome.

    Yeah, right. Try running a typical desktop application on a 4" screen with no mouse (so no right-click etc). People have already tried that on Maemo - sure, you can run OpenOffice if you really want it, but it's borderline unusable in practice. Mobile devices need specialized UI.

  • by rgunjan (1109145) on Monday February 14, 2011 @05:49PM (#35204216)
    @BJ_Covert_Action Appreciate the support from the Slashdot community! We are committed to MeeGo. We have a solid roadmap for meego on meego.com, and just released our SDK. We are also excited by the initial response from app developers. ~ Gunjan from Intel

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