View Full Version : MeeGo to be merged out of existence

September 28th, 2011, 08:45 AM
Oh Intel: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20112580-64/intel-finds-a-way-to-let-go-of-meego/

September 28th, 2011, 08:53 AM

Welcome to Tizen!
Submitted by Dawn Foster on 27 Sep, 2011 - 0 comments
Today we are happy to welcome you to Tizen, a new open source project that is the home of the Tizen software platform, a mobile and device operating system based on Linux and other popular upstream projects. Tizen will support multiple device categories, such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, netbooks, and in-vehicle infotainment devices. The Linux Foundation will host the project, where Tizen development will be completely open and led by a technical steering team composed of Intel and Samsung.

The Tizen application programming interfaces are based on HTML5 and other web standards, and we anticipate that the vast majority of Tizen application development will be based on these emerging standards. These APIs will cover various platform capabilities, such as messaging, multimedia, camera, network, and social media. For those who use native code in their applications, the Tizen SDK will include a native development kit. We will open the entire Tizen software stack, from the core OS up through the core applications and polished user interfaces.

We expect the first release of Tizen and its SDK in the first quarter of 2012.

We will post additional details about this project in the coming weeks, including the code, developer documentation, and more. We look forward to working with all of you to make Tizen a success!

September 28th, 2011, 12:43 PM
interfaces are based on HTML5

will this turn into a more flexible chrome os? (if it ever gets off the ground)

September 28th, 2011, 02:57 PM
Not exactly unexpected, the project never really got going.

September 28th, 2011, 03:25 PM
I have been a pretty big supporter of Meego in the past, as I wanted a totally open mobile platform. I think this is a good thing, as Meego was essentially dead once Nokia signed with Microsoft. I will be watching the project closely.