Since the Nokia announced the allies with Microsoft, Intel’s MeeGo platform in collaboration with Nokia was in doubt, MeeGo is the most anticipated and next generation platform for Tablet and many such devices including Smartphones from Nokia. But still hopes for MeeGo seem not a waste.
In a statement Intel cleared its stand about the new MeeGo platform for devices and it still holds the commitment to bring it alive. Intel said that it is “We remain committed and welcome Nokia’s continued contribution to MeeGo open source,” “not blinking on MeeGo”, the Linux-based mobile operating system that it was building together with Nokia. “MeeGo is not just a phone OS, it supports multiple devices. And we’re seeing momentum across multiple segments – automotive systems, netbooks, tablets, set-top boxes, and our Intel silicon will be in a phone that ships this year,” the company said.
Intel and Nokia announced MeeGo early last year, but it never made its way to smartphones. Nokia reportedly canceled its first MeeGo handset, most likely in preparation for its partnership with Microsoft.
After Nokia’s announcement, Hundreds of Nokia workers, possibly as many as 1,000, have walked out of Nokia’s Tampere office in protest at the decision. The Tampere office was already expected to be closed, but over half of the 3,000 employees working there are involved in Symbian.