MeeGo v1.0 for netbooks released

May 26, 2010 at 6:03 pm

MeeGo v1.0The project release of MeeGo v1.0 has been announced for netbooks. The MeeGo Netbook User Experience (as they are calling it) includes a UI similar to Moblin and provides instant access to synchronized calendar, tasks and appointments. Social networking functionality has been aggregated and v1.0 uses the Chrome browser.

The next release, MeeGo v1.1 is planned for October and will include touch support. The MeeGo API has also been released that includes Qt 4.6. If you want to give MeeGo v1.0 a whirl on your netbook you can download it here.

MeeGo v1.0 gets netbook demo [Video]

April 15, 2010 at 11:19 am

MeeGoIntel has demonstrated the new MeeGo OS ( a collaboration between Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo OS) at IDF 2010. In a few videos it has shown some demos of MeeGo v1.0 on an Acer netbook along with other devices such as HDTVs and smartphones.

The netbook demo shows MeeGo looking to be remarkably similar to Moblin. There are different sections to the screen including integrated social networking as well as full compatibility with Intel’s AppUp store. Check out the demos after the jump. Read more

Netbook stalwarts Acer and Asus give MeeGo support

April 13, 2010 at 11:31 am

MeeGoMeeGo, the lovechild between Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo operating systems, is getting a lot of support from the industry. The Linux Foundation has released a list of all those showing public support for the new OS including a mix of hardware and software developers.

Included in the list are netbook heavyweights Acer and Asus and highlights that we may see dedicated MeeGo netbooks at some point in the future. Acer’s Jim Wong, senior corporate vice president and president of IT Products Global Operations said: “Acer was an enthusiastic adopter of Moblin and we’re excited about Moblin’s evolution into the MeeGo software platform. We’re looking forward to ecosystem innovation that will be enabled by the open nature of MeeGo.” Read more

Meego Pre-release build hits Atom netbooks

March 31, 2010 at 10:52 pm

MeegoMeego, Intel and Nokia’s merged OS via the melding of Moblin and Meego, has now received its first pre-release build. Those of you with Atom netbooks (pretty much most of the market), along with the Atom-powered Moorestown MIDs and the Nokia N900 can now download the release here. The first proper release is still expected in May.

MeeGo the new OS created by Maemo + Moblin merger

February 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm

MeeGoIntel and Nokia have merged their respective Moblin and Maemo mobile Linux operating systems to form MeeGo. This is huge news. MeeGo will be backed by two of the largest technology companies in the world and should create a mobile OS that will suit a wide range of devices from netbooks to smartphones.

Nokia recently delivered its first Maemo device the Nokia N900 smartphone and Intel’s Moblin is a credible open-source software platform for netbooks as well as MIDs. The MeeGo project will be hosted by the Linux Foundation. There will be access to both the Nokia Ovi Store and the recently announced Intel AppUp Centre. Read more