Intel and Nokia had great plans of building an operating system for tablets and mobile devices. MeeGo was the result of combining Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo platforms together. Nokia slowly has backed off from the efforts as it focuses most of its resources towards its new partnership with Microsoft on the Windows Phone 7 devices.
MeeGo 1.2 was launched yesterday
Paul Otellini, CEO, Intel was speaking at a financial analysts meet and mentioned that he said that going along with Nokia might have been the wrong step to take. Ever since Nokia dropped out of the MeeGo-phone partnership, Intel has taken the design to other companies. Smartphones that first expected to launch in the second half of 2011 have now been pushed back to early 2012. Otellini said that smartphones were their new focus and they had new management in place to ensure that they were successful. Meanwhile MeeGo continues to be in development and a new release, 1.2 was launched just yesterday.