Intel Gearing Up for Tizen, Says Goodbye to MeeGo

Intel Gearing Up for Tizen, Says Goodbye to MeeGo

MeeGo, an open source mobile OS collaborated by Intel and Nokia to merge Moblin and Maemo projects is now partially dead.

As Nokia abandoned the MeeGo project to Intel in favor of Microsoft’s Windows Phone, the chip maker has decided to transition MeeGo to another open source project called Tizen.

We believe the future belongs to HTML5-based applications, outside of a relatively small percentage of apps, and we are firmly convinced that our investment needs to shift toward HTML5. Shifting to HTML5 doesn’t just mean slapping a web runtime on an existing Linux, even one aimed at mobile, as MeeGo has been. Emphasizing HTML5 means that APIs not visible to HTML5 programmers need not be as rigid, and can evolve with platform technology and can vary by market segment.

Like MeeGo, the Tizen project is being administered by The Linux Foundation and is designed to support multiple device categories, including Tablets, Netbooks, Handsets, Smart TV, and In-Vehicle Infotainment systems.

Intel partners this time include Samsung, ACCESS, Panasonic Mobile, NEC Casio, NTT DoCoMo, SK Telecom, Telefonica, and Vodafone.

Nokia however, has already released its first MeeGo handset – the Nokia N9. And the first release of Tizen and its SDK is expected in the first quarter of 2012. [via]

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