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Submission + - Intel finds a way to let go of MeeGo (cnet.com)

PolygamousRanchKid writes: Like the Moblin operating system before it, Linux-based MeeGo will will be merged out of existence. MeeGo will become Tizen, Intel said today. "Intel joined Linux Foundation and LiMo Foundation in support of Tizen, a new Linux-based open source software platform for multiple device categories," the company said in a statement.

"Tizen builds upon the strengths of both LiMo and MeeGo and Intel will be working with our MeeGo partners to help them transition to Tizen," Intel said. The initial release of Tizen is expected in Q1'2012, enabling the first devices in the market mid-2012, Intel said.

Meego began as Moblin, an OS for small devices like Netbooks and smartphones. But its one shot at the consumer device big time came to an abrupt end when Nokia ditched it in favor of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform. LG, less unceremoniously, also backed away from the OS after initially indicating it might use it on a smartphone.

PRK: It seems one of those strengths is not actually making it into a product on the market yet.

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