MWC 2011: Adios, MeeGo
Fast-forward just over a month and it looks like Intel might have had the rug pulled out from under it on its latest mobile effort by erstwhile partner Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK), which is using Windows Phone 7 for future smartphones.
Nokia might use the MeeGo OS in tablets -- in fact, Intel showed off some examples of this new breed of mobile computers this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona -- but it seems that's about as far as it will go.
There are a couple of different MeeGo-related stands at MWC and people involved with the OS insisted that Intel has other companies it can work with on the open-source OS. Still there's little doubt that Nokia's move has knocked much of the wind out of MeeGo's already flagging sails.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile