Intel: No MeeGo Phones This Year

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 10-08-2010
Buyers are going to have to wait until next year for smartphones and most tablets running the MeeGo operating system from Intel and Nokia. Despite comments from Nokia officials throughout the year that smartphones running the open source OS would be on the market this year, an Intel official now is saying that those devices won't go debut until the first half of 2011.

In an interview with Forbes, Doug Fisher, vice president of Intel's Software and Solutions Group and general manager of its Systems Software Division, said officials with both Intel and Nokia are pleased with the progress of MeeGo's development. The two companies in February announced the partnership to develop the operating system.

Version 1.1 is due out later this year, and will offer features - including support for touch-based commands - that is aimed at smartphones and tablets. But those devices won't hit the market until next year.

For more, read the eWeek article Intel: No MeeGo Phones Until 2011.