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MeeGo v1.0 For Nokia N900 and Netbooks Now Available For Download!

Thursday, 27 May 2010 06:43

Written by Apocalypso

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meego_00Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you've heard that Intel and Nokia have announced strategic relationship to shape next era of mobile computing innovation.

To realize this shared vision, both companies are expanding their longstanding relationship to define a new mobile platform beyond today's smartphones, notebooks and netbooks, enabling the development of a variety of innovative software, mobile Internet services for mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, media phones, connected TVs, and in-vehicle infotainment systems.

Although folks over at Nokia’s official blog claimed on Monday that they will not offer MeeGo for N900 the first version of MeeGo OS for Netbooks and Nokia N900 is now available for download.

The MeeGo Netbook user experience is the first to appear, with the development of the MeeGo Handset user experience moving to the open in June.

Releases are planned on a six month cadence. MeeGo v1.1 will be released in October and it will include support for touch-based devices, such as Handsets, Tablets, and In-Vehicle Infotainment systems. The development tree for MeeGo v1.1 is now open and we will start releasing various components in the v1.1 tree, including opening the development of the handset user experience in June.

They are also releasing the MeeGo API which includes Qt 4.6, the MeeGo SDK with an integrated application development environment, and various other operating system tools. Currently, the MeeGo SDK is focused on Netbooks, but the next version of the MeeGo SDK, an early developer release in June, will support touch-based devices, such as Handsets and Tablets.

MeeGo Netbook Myzone

The MeeGo Netbook User Experience includes:

  • Visually rich Netbook user experience, building on the latest open source technologies.
  • Instant access to your synchronized calendar, tasks, appointments, recently used files and real-time social networking updates through the home screen.
  • Aggregation of your social networking content. This allows you to see your social networking activities on one screen, easily interact with your friends, and update your status and site information.
  • For a fast and rich Internet experience the MeeGo Netbook user experience integrates Google Chrome or, if you prefer a fully open source browser solution, Google Chromium is also provided. Soon we will be releasing the MeeGo Handset user experience which will use the Fennec Mozilla Browser.
  • Easy to use applications for email, calendar and media player.
  • Highly optimized for power and performance.
  • Languages: Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Swedish, Polish, Finnish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, English, British English

The MeeGo v1.0 Core Software Platform Features include:

  • Kernel based on 2.6.33
  • DeviceKit and udev for interacting with hardware devices
  • Modern 2D / 3D graphics stack including Kernel Mode Setting, non-root X
  • Voice and data connectivity with Connman connection manager, Ofono telephony stack and BlueZ Bluetooth
  • Qt 4.6
  • Universal Plug and Play (gUPnP)
  • Media frameworks
  • Next generation file system BTRFS, as the default file system

The following MeeGo v1.0 images are available for download:


First look at MeeGo v1.0 netbook operating system


MeeGo blends the best of Maemo with the best of Moblin to create an open platform for multiple processor architectures. MeeGo builds on the capabilities of the Moblin core OS and its support for a wide range of device types and reference user experiences, combined with the momentum of Maemo in the mobile industry and the broadly adopted Qt application and UI framework for software developers.

MeeGo also unites the robust worldwide Maemo and Moblin applications ecosystems and open source communities. For developers, MeeGo extends the range of target device segments for their applications. Using Qt for application development means that they can write applications once and easily deploy them on MeeGo and across other platforms, for example, on Symbian.

The Ovi Store will be the channel to market for apps and content for all Nokia devices, including MeeGo and Symbian-based, with Forum Nokia providing developer support across all Nokia device platforms. The Intel AppUpSM Center will be the path to market for Intel-based MeeGo devices from other device manufacturers, with the Intel® Atom(TM) Developer Program providing support for applications targeting devices in a variety of categories.

The MeeGo software platform, running on high-performance devices, will deliver a range of Internet, computing and communication experiences, with visually rich graphics, multitasking and multimedia capabilities and the best application performance. Since MeeGo runs on multiple device types, people can keep their favorite applications when they change devices, so they are not locked into one kind of device or those from any individual manufacturer.




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