Device operating systems

NoGo for MeeGo

9:25 AM -- LONDON -- Nokia World -- Anyone hoping to see new devices based on MeeGo -- the Linux-based operating system that Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) and Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) are developing -- by now will be nursing their disappointment with extra helpings of tiny pastries here at Nokia World. (See 'Nokia Is Back!')

Nokia executive VP of markets Niklas Savander said early on that, "We will make no MeeGo product launches today."

The MeeGo OS is important to Nokia's efforts to regain some leadership in the smartphone market, since Nokia intends to base all of its smartphones either on Symbian or MeeGo.

So why the wait? That's not entirely clear yet. But it is expected that more details will be ready for a MeeGo developers conference in November in Dublin.

Meantime, pass the pastries, please…

— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile

FredStein 12/5/2012 | 4:23:45 PM
re: NoGo for MeeGo

Thanks for the late breaking news. There is an "aMeego" meet-up planned out here in San Francisco this evening. Impact?

Michelle Donegan 12/5/2012 | 4:23:43 PM
re: NoGo for MeeGo

Hi Fred,

Let us know what they say there. At Nokia World yesterday, all I could get was that Nokia would not be launching any MeeGo products there and that they would have more to say about MeeGo at the end of the year.


Michelle Donegan 12/5/2012 | 4:23:42 PM
re: NoGo for MeeGo

I was also hoping to get an update on what Nokia's doing with Symbian 4, but yesterday was all about the new Symbian 3 devices.

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