Nokia, MeeGo parting ways; App Director steps down
Added On:7/5/2012 4:08:00 PM
In a surprising move, Intel’s open source operating system MeeGo and Finnish handset maker Nokia are parting ways. If reports are to be believed, Sotiris Makrygiannis, who was serving Nokia as Director of Applications for MeeGo has left the company.
To rewind; Nokia and MeeGo joined hands back in February 2010 to battle their way through the high-end smartphone market. The MeeGo is a Linux distribution based operating system being developed in partnership with Intel. According to Intel, MeeGo was specifically developed because Microsoft did not offer comprehensive Windows 7 support for its Atom processors.
It is worth noticing, MeeGo is powering numerous Nokia devices including the N770, N800, N810, N900, N950. The latest handset came out of Nokia's factories to run on MeeGo was the N9.
Moving ahead, Intel is planning to join hands with Samsung to bring out new devices running on the MeeGo-based Tizen operating system to compete against Google's Linux-based Android and Apple's in-house operating platforms.
Let’s hope, the new Samsung devices will bring as much innovation as the Nokia N9 did back in the days.
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