What is MeeGo?

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Simply put, MeeGo is Nokia’s answer to Android. Intel and Nokia have been working on it together to try and bring new life into Nokia’s product offerings. It’s got potential. Currently MeeGo is still “pre-alpha” and the UI is still developing. The Nokia version of the UI is very heavily “Nokia influenced”, rather than Intel’s UI for netbooks and tablets.

MeeGo is a Linux-based, open-source operating system which includes various API’s and is finger-friendly. All of which sound very similar to Android.

According to the MeeGo website:

“MeeGo is an open source, Linux project which brings together the Moblin project, headed up by Intel, and Maemo, by Nokia, into a single open source activity. MeeGo integrates the experience and skills of two significant development ecosystems, versed in communications and computing technologies. The MeeGo project believes these two pillars form the technical foundations for next generation platforms and usages in the mobile and device platforms space.”

So, why would Nokia choose to start from the ground-up with another OS, when Android has already proven itself in the industry? None of the nearly 100,000 apps that are already written for Android will work on Nokia phones running Meego. What does Nokia have against Android? Leave you thoughts in the comments below.

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy".By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video.Read more about Joe Levi here.