28 September 2011

Intel says no to evolving MeeGo for html5

In a blog posted on the MeeGo website, Imad Sousou, director, Intel Open Source Technology Center, has said goodbye to Intel's involvement in the MeeGo platform.

Saying that much had been learned from the MeeGo project, the shift in focus is now to assist MeeGo users to transition to the new Tizen operating system.

However, MeeGo does have its fans. In response to Sousou's announcement, a number of disgruntled posters asked why the platform could not simply be evolved to include an html5 based application, or if the MeeGo code could be donated to other organisations such as Oracle or IBM.

But it appears that Intel is happy to drop the platform. Initially established in February 2010 with Nokia and Samsung Electronics, Nokia's then ceo, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said that the MeeGo operating system would 'create an ecosystem that is second to none'. "Simply put, MeeGo heralds a new era of mobile computing," he observed. By September, Stephen Elop had taken over the role and Nokia dropped its involvement.

For a while, Intel stayed committed to MeeGo but, with the success of devices such as the iPad and iPhone, the demand for html5 clearly needed addressing. Now MeeGo has morphed into Tizen and the first devices are expected to appear by next summer.

As Souosu says: "We believe the future belongs to HTML5 based applications."

Chris Shaw

Supporting Information


Intel Corporation

This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright
See Terms and Conditions.
One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not.
For multiple copies contact the sales team.

Do you have any comments about this article?

Add your comments


Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles

Memory boom drives semi sales

Memory chips were the star performers of 2013, reports IHS, enabling the global ...

Nexeon opens UK plant

Battery technology pioneer Nexeon has completed the construction and ...

Plexus invests in SMT line

Scottish design firm Plexus has invested £1.6million in a state of the art SMT ...

BEEAs 2013 round up

The Grand Prix at this year's British Engineering Excellence Awards goes to the ...

More growth for 2014

When Findlay Media announced last year that it was tripling the size of the ...

Pushing to the front

Trying to divine the future – even things only a year out – is a risky ...

The real solution to fake parts

The high tech supply chain is more vulnerable to counterfeit components than ...

Electronics Sourcing LIVE 2014

15th May 2014, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes, UK

Electronics Design Show 2014

22nd-23rd October 2014, Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK

Always innovating

Check out this brief video promo for an all new website that explores TI ...

Ask the Expert: Pekka Varis

How does the Keystone Network Coprocessor offload IPSec? Pekka is a visionary ...

First public demonstration of a live OpenVPX ...

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing partnered with Hybricon to make ...

Will designers have a choice?

The distribution sector is shrinking rapidly. But it's not the revenues, it's ...

$60million well spent?

The fate of MIPS Technologies has been the subject of rumours for several ...

Archive: New Electronics 1982

The electronics news stories making the pages of New Electronics 30 years ago ...

Sarah Macken, ESCO Council

ESCO's new chief executive tells Graham Pitcher that the electronic systems ...

John Richards, Oxford Digital

As the 2014 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) programme launches, ...

Julian David, techUK chief

Graham Pitcher hears from techUK's chief executive about how the organisation ...