MeeGo - An Operating System For Mobile Devices

March 04, 2011

MeeGo is no longer developed actively. It has been merged to form a new open operating system called Tizen.
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This is a concise guide that provides some details about a possible Android and IOS contender - MeeGo. Notwithstanding the recent setbacks it faced in relation to Nokia, MeeGo project is moving forward at a steady pace. And it might just be possible that we could,in the near future, start seeing increasing number of devices (not just cell phones) powered by MeeGo.

MeeGo is an open source operating system project for mobile devices, hosted by the Linux Foundation - a non-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux.

MeeGo will run on multiple types of devices ranging from cell phones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment, TVs, and so on. It is powered by Linux.

The following Youtube video provides a glimpse of the MeeGo user interface.

If you are a developer and wish to develop applications for MeeGo you should first download the MeeGo SDK suite. It consists of the MeeGo OS, Emulator, GNU Toolchain and so on. The SDK is available for Windows and Linux.

Once you have developed your app, you should submit it to the Intel Atom Developer program. Your application if it passes the Intel guidelines, will be showcased at the Intel AppUp Center where you can earn revenue by selling your app.

Intel is pulling all stops to attract developers to MeeGo. This include a comprehensive collection of information and support provided in the form of Videos, Wikis, Forums, Mailing lists, Blogs, et al.