MeeGo gets Intel, Tencent input

10:59, April 14, 2010      

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Intel, the world's leading chip maker, announced Tuesday it inked a cooperation agreement with Tencent, China's largest Internet firm, to cooperate on the development of the open-source mobile operating system MeeGo.

MeeGo, jointly released by Intel and Nokia in February, represents a merger between Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo. MeeGo can operate on devices including smartphones, notebooks and TVs.

The two sides will make joint efforts to explore the potential of the platform, in an attempt to enrich user experience for mobile devices of different types and screen sizes, according to the agreement, released during the Intel Developer Forum 2010 in Beijing, which started Tuesday and concludes today.

MeeGo-based devices are likely to be released in the second half of this year, including panel computers, notebooks, netbooks and handsets, according to Renee James, senior vice president and general manager of the software and services group at Intel.

Intel launched its AppUp Center software application store for Atom-powered devices in January. The AppUp Center, which supports both MeeGo and Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system, has been rolled out in the US, Canada and 27 European countries.

Yang Xu, president of Intel China, said the service is being prepared for release in the Chinese market, but the timeframe is not clear.

Source: Global Times


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