Feeds

Intel demos MeeGo 'tablet user experience'

Goal: 'irrelevancy'

Intelligent flash storage arrays

MWC 2011 Intel has released a video demonstrating the MeeGo mobile operating system on a tablet PC, mere days after Nokia pulled the rug out from under their MeeGo partnership with Intel by embracing Windows Phone for their faltering handset line.

As part of its marketing onslaught at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company also published an Intel Tablet User Experience white paper (PDF).

"Our MeeGo tablet user experience shows the power and flexibility of MeeGo," said Intel Software and Services Group general manager Renée James in a prepared statement, "and by adding new developer tools and programs we will accelerate our tablet strategy and MeeGo ecosystem momentum to enable faster time-to-market with innovative products for OEMs and service providers alike."

You can see the video here:

As Intel spokeswoman Suzy Ramirez told The Reg after Nokia ran off with Microsoft: "While we are disappointed with Nokia's decision, Intel remains committed to MeeGo." And that commitment is on view in Barcelona, along with software development tools and quintet of MeeGo developer programs, all available through Intel's AppUp Center.

In a separate pure-promo video, MeeGo user experience design manager Darren Wilson takes a none-too-subtle poke at Apple's iPad operating system, iOS, saying that his team isn't merely "taking a handset UI and scaling it up to a tablet."

He then broadened his target area: "A lot of other operating systems have got a lot of legacy, and they don't have the opportunity to push the boundries as we do."

Wilson strives for a "world where the operating systems become irrelevant". He, however, is a design engineer, and as such has the luxury of visualizing an ideal future.

Intel's James, however, speaks more pragmatically. "Intel supports all major operating system environments," she said, "working closely with developers, service providers and manufacturers around the world to deliver premium, cross platfrom experiences."

MeeGo is just one of those environments, and as prettily as it demos, whether or not it will ever claim the mantle of "major operating system" remains to be seen. And despite the support shown for it by Intel in Barcelona, that future was not helped by Nokia's defection. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
Sea-Me-We 5 construction starts
New sub cable to go live 2016
EE coughs to BROKEN data usage metrics BLUNDER that short-changes customers
Carrier apologises for 'inflated' measurements cockup
Comcast: Help, help, FCC. Netflix and pals are EXTORTIONISTS
The others guys are being mean so therefore ... monopoly all good, yeah?
Surprise: if you work from home you need the Internet
Buffer-rage sends Aussies out to experience road rage
EE buys 58 Phones 4u stores for £2.5m after picking over carcass
Operator says it will safeguard 359 jobs, plans lick of paint
MOST iPhone strokers SPURN iOS 8: iOS 7 'un-updatening' in 5...4...
Guess they don't like our battery-draining update?
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.