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MeeGo 1.2 Released 76

jrepin sends word that the Meego project has announced the release of version 1.2: "This release provides a solid baseline for device vendors and developers to start creating software for various device categories on Intel Atom and ARMv7 architectures. This release also includes the following: Netbook UX, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) UX, Tablet Developer Preview and MeeGo SDK."
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MeeGo 1.2 Released

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  • Re:With% sadness... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by the linux geek ( 799780 ) on Friday May 20, 2011 @01:57PM (#36193798)
    At least from a developer perspective, Android seems a lot closer to BB OS than Maemo/MeeGo. It uses a bytecode interpreter, a non-X GUI, and a Java SDK with libraries that are highly reminiscent of J2ME.

    On the other hand, Maemo doesn't look deader now than it has at any time over the last five years - a new device (the N950) is coming out with a new Maemo version, Maemo 6. I'm cautiously optimistic that it will continue to fill the power-user niche that it does now.
  • Re:With sadness... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Ami Ganguli ( 921 ) on Friday May 20, 2011 @02:09PM (#36193880) Homepage

    Yup, this is happening.

    I live in Finland and have friends/contacts/etc. who are involved in MeeGo both professionally and as a hobby.

    Shortly after the Microsoft announcement, Intel spread the work among Nokia MeeGo people, and held a huge recruiting event. In the meantime, third-party subcontractors who were doing a lot of MeeGo work for Nokia are now getting contracts from Intel.

    It makes sense, if you think about it. Intel desparately needs to make inroads into the mobile market. MeeGo was a part of that strategy, and suddenly it was undercut by Nokia. Hiring a few hundred developers to keep that strategy alive is peanuts for a company the size of Intel, and well worth the investment.

A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom. -- Parkinson