At Intel Developer Forum (IDF), the leading manufacturer has introduced the latest version of their Linux-based, open source operating system, Moblin 2.1
. The audience was demonstrated a copy of the OS running on a Mobile Internet Device (MID), but the platform is designed for cell phones, PDA and notebooks alike. Intel is to present developers with the relevant software development kit (SDK) that will help them design applications running at various screen resolutions. The CEO Paul Otellini also mentioned, Moblin would come with support for Flash and Microsoft Silverlight
and the showcased platform interface reminds us of Nokia´s Maemo 5 that also happens to be Linux-based. We still don´t have information on the official release date, plus no future devices that are to utilize Moblin 2.1 were mentioned. Are we about to see another major player taking on the operating system niche we wonder? And what about you? Do you think Moblin stands a sporting chance and has fine prospects in the cell phone world?