First MeeGo OS Build Now Available
While the Linux-based Android is suffering from fragmentation even in just the smartphone category, it seems that Nokia and Intel–parents behind the MeeGo OS–are hoping to follow the Apple strategy to unit smartphones and other smart computing devices under a single OS, which may in turn help the open-source Linux-based MeeGo earn some developer attention. There are separate builds right now–one for ARM-based smartbooks (netbooks), one for ARM-based smartphones (like the Nokia N900, which previous ran Maemo 5), and one for Intel Moorestown-powered devices like the LG GW990 that was previously committed for the Moblin OS.
MeeGo, announced at Mobile World Congress, was Intel’s and Nokia’s efforts to take on other high-end, open-source OSes, like Android, by combining the strengths of Maemo 5 with its dedicated hacker community and the Intel Moblin OS.
If you’re interested in tinkering around with MeeGo, you can grab the code from the website.