Intel on MeeGo: “We will continue. It’s just a question of who is going to help us shape that.”

Intel on MeeGo: “We will continue. It’s just a question of who is going to help us shape that.”
MeeGo, the operating system that never became the future of Nokia, was left with only Intel backing it up and more questions surrounding the platforms than answers. Last week, reports surfaced that Intel is also temporarily pulling the plug on the operating system leaving us wondering how can a company temporarily leave a platform. 

Swiftly after that, though, Intel reaffirmed its commitment to the open-source platform. Now, Intel’s VP and general manager of system software, Doug Fisher, was pretty explicit about the state of MeeGo: “Nothing is changing,” he said.

At the same time, Intel sounds in desperate need of a partner as Fisher reiterated: “We will continue. It’s just a question of who is going to help us shape that.”

So what’s the future for the platform and does it stand a chance in the current smartphone duopoly shared between Android and iOS? German publication Mobiledia reported recently that Samsung might overtake MeeGo, but the Korean giant denied to comment on “market speculation.” Intel needs an ally to push this to mass market, and until there appears one, it seems that MeeGo will remain only a testing platform.

source: WSJ

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7 Comments

1. T unregistered

IBM maybe?

2. weirdfisher

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Nokia will still continue the qt work right?

3. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Unfortunately they won't in the long term. They are giving up qt for WP7.

5. bluechrism

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

I thout qt was getting pushed down to S40. I don't think nokia has any intention of selling qt or not owning it and the platform and API are growing all the time. I'm sure that sandbox team Elop asked to create the next disruption will be utilising qt as well.

4. ilia1986 unregistered

I think MeeGo will go the way of WebOS. AKA Die. Actually come to think of it - the only non-Apple\Google\MS platform which stands a chance right now is bada. Yes, peter, you might just be right. :D

7. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Of course i'm right : ) The only non apple google ms platform that can be a big platform is bada : D

6. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Hard to imagine a company jumping on an undeveloped platform right now. I now some handset companies have money to work with, such as Huawei Corporation, and who knows what will happen if QNX fails to make a dent and RIM gets a new CEO. But it is a small window of growth to be had in the next couple years. W7 is improving and has commitments, Bada is well supported in it's available markets by Samsung, and Blackberry still has the name recognition to be very, very successful. Very tough sell for Intel.

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