LG moving to adopt MeeGo
Nokia might have virtually stepped away from MeeGo, but while many saw this as the beginning of the end for the Linux-based platform, a recent turn of events proves that MeeGo is alive and doing well. Mobile phone makers like LG are looking into MeeGo-based devices after Nokia is no longer associated exclusively with the project.
The Finns announced their turn from MeeGo and their decision to leave the “burning platform” of Symbian for the yet unestablished Windows Phone 7 in February. Nokia, however, promised to release one first and final device running MeeGo this year. It will keep a small team working for the project, but the platform will be used for market exploration purposes only.
At the same time, LG Electronics joined ZTE and China Mobile among others in a working group to develop a cell phone version of MeeGo.
Former Nokia engineer Valtter Halla, who switched sides to Intel after Espoo's announcement promised: "It's opening opportunities for the others to come in. Discussions are taking place. You'll see things coming out this year, pretty soon." With Android and iOS threatening to dominate the market, could MeeGo provide competition and diversification? Only the future will tell, but in the meantime you can share your thoughts about the platform in the comments below.
1. cyborg (unregistered)
now i'm confused. things keep getting betterer. lol will definitely get the first meego handset. go lg!
6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
well dont expect it to happen quickly... nokia has had it for years and they havent even been able to make a phone...
2. Krzysiek (unregistered)
Great news i'm waiting for production version of LG GW990 but with smaller display
3. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
Awesome! I was planning my move from my Nokia Handset to LG and now I can get a Meego powered LG phone.
4. MrKNOWitALL (unregistered)
I'll buy 5-6 MeeGo's phones, and I'm not joking!
5. snowgator (Posts: 3158; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I know next to nothing about the development of MeeGo, except that it was going to be Nokia's OS for premium devices until they jumped ship. LG is a big enough Corporation they can fund the development of this, and seem to be really trying to put out quality devices. Maybe internationally first, before here in the States? Anyone smarter than me know how close it is as far as development?