Intel to throw in the towel on MeeGo, another one bites the dust

Intel to throw in the towel on MeeGo, another one bites the dust
After webOS got on the backburner, now MeeGo is receiving a fatal blow with Intel freezing its development efforts citing lack of partner interest. When Nokia announced it will go the Windows Phone way, Intel vouched to keep MeeGo thriving on its own, but the market obviously had other intentions.

Nokia N9, running MeeGo Harmattan, is actually a quite innovative handset, which proves the potential of MeeGo, but in the cutthroat mobile industry there is just very little space for more operating systems. Android, iOS and Windows Phone are the triad that analysts say will take over, with Samsung's bada OS and RIM having their special places as well.

Intel will focus on what it does best, instead, and its mobile hardware platforms are likely to appear in Android and Windows Phone device flavors, rather than MeeGo.

source: Digitimes


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