MeeGo Mobile OS – Linux Based Open Source Platform

MeeGo LogoMeeGo is an open source, Linux project which brings together the Moblin project, headed up by Intel, and Maemo, by Nokia, into a single open source activity.

MeeGo integrates the experience and skills of two significant development ecosystems, versed in communications and computing technologies. The MeeGo project believes these two pillars form the technical foundations for next generation platforms and usages in the mobile and device platforms space.

MeeGo includes:

  • Performance optimizations and features which enable rich computational and graphically oriented applications and connected services development
  • No-compromise internet standards support delivering the best web experiences
  • Easy to use, flexible and powerful UI/app development environment based on Qt
  • Open source project organization managed by the Linux Foundation
  • State of the Art Linux stack optimized for the size and capabilities of small footprint platforms and mobile devices, but delivering broad linux software application compatibility

MeeGo currently targets platforms such as netbooks/entry-level desktops, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, connected TVs, and media phones. All of these platforms have common user requirements in communications, application, and internet services in a portable or small form factor. The MeeGo project will continue to expand platform support as new features are incorporated and new form factors emerge in the market.

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Devices

MeeGo’s common core supports development for a variety of devices.

Handset

The MeeGo based platform is specifically designed to enable the application and services ecosystem for these mobile, rich internet and media-centric devices. The MeeGo handheld platform builds on the foundation laid by Maemo and Moblin.

MeeGo Developer Preview for Handsets will run on Atom based handset and Nokia N900:

  • Aava Mobile Intel Moorestown platform EV2
  • Aava Mobile Intel Moorestown platform DV1
  • Nokia N900

Netbook

MeeGo will provide expanded features, improved performance, and a richer user experience for netbooks. With its advanced support for touch and connectivity, MeeGo is a compelling platform for netbook and tablet creation and application development. MeeGo is a light-weight, scalable, fast-booting and a brand-able operating system.

In general, MeeGo v1.0 for Netbook will run on Atom based Netbooks and, specifically, has been tested on these platforms:

  • Asus EeePC 901, 1000H, 1005HA, 1008HA, EeePC 1005PE, Eeetop ET1602
  • [advt]Dell mini10v, Inspiron Mini 1012
  • Acer Aspire One D250, AO532-21S, Revo GN40, Aspire 5740-6025
  • Lenovo S10
  • MSI U130, AE1900
  • HP mini 210-1044
  • Toshiba NB302

In Vehicle

In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems are devices that deliver navigation, entertainment, and networked computing services in vehicles, such as cars, trucks, planes, and buses. Automotive manufacturers in particular are increasingly viewing IVI systems as a key differentiator in their products. Drivers and passengers are coming to expect the same type of innovations they see in other devices, such as mobile computers and handsets, in their vehicles. As vehicles become connected to the internet, the demand for internet-based entertainment applications and services increases and MeeGo strives to accelerate the pace of innovation in IVI.

The MeeGo IVI software platform is designed to enable rich internet and multimedia consumer experiences for vehicles. MeeGo IVI builds on the foundation laid by Moblin IVI for rich multimedia, CE device management, internet, and automotive connectivity.

Smart TV

Consumers demand access to all of their content on all the screens they interact with in the home, from mobile computers and handsets to digital televisions. As these screens connect to the internet, the opportunity for manufacturers and content providers to satisfy the demand for streaming media, social networking, casual games, and new applications grows dramatically.

MeeGo for Smart TV delivers a complete, open standards-based Linux stack, optimized for living room devices, such as Blu-ray players, set top boxes, and digital TVs. It is designed for an internet-connected TV experience, allowing users to enjoy access to multiple applications, services, and personal media, all while watching TV.

MeeGo for Smart TV allows OEMs, ODMs, and service providers the strategic freedom to deliver innovative and integrated broadcast and internet solutions, with fast time-to-market and reduced development cost.

Media Phone

Telephone and video calling platforms are growing in capability. What was once a pure communications platform is now also an information, entertainment station and internet access point. MeeGo for media phones will help system developers create next- generation communication devices with high-quality multimedia features, while reducing the amount of development iterations. MeeGo’s graphics system pre-integration and open software stack makes advanced visual features, such as HD video-conferencing, advanced telephony, touch UI, and integrated business applications, much easier to accomplish.

MeeGo’s ability to mix native and web UI development allows widgets to share documents and presentations and to access web content with less memory consumption.

MeeGo will provide the development community with tools, such as the Qt Creator IDE, documentation, sample code, and applications.

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