MeeGo wins industry-wide support; may find its way to GENIVI

The Linux Foundation has announced that companies from a broad range of sectors have committed to and are participating in the MeeGo project.

This participation translates into millions of developer hours dedicated to cross-device compatibility, application portability and the user experience for MeeGo-based devices. Contributors are attracted to MeeGo because it extends reach beyond just smartphones to also include connected televisions, in-vehicle infotainment systems, netbooks and more.

The MeeGo project, which merges Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo Linux-based platforms, was announced earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. An opening of the MeeGo distribution infrastructure and operating system base was made available last month, and the first release of MeeGo is expected in the second quarter of this year with applications available in both Intel’s AppUp Center and Nokia’s Ovi Store.

“Open source innovations are necessary to drive the Automotive Industry’s transition to the next generation of infotainment systems, helping bridge the gap between consumer electronics and In-Vehicle-Infotainment solutions,” said Graham Smethurst – GENIVI Alliance president and general manager, Information and Communications Systems, BMW Group. “The first generation of the GENIVI reference platform is based on Moblin and the transition to MeeGo with its support of multiple architectures will make it more attractive to the industry.”

Source: The Linux Foundation.

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