Intel, Nokia launch Linux-based MeeGo operating system

Intel and Nokia are merging their Moblin and Maemo software platforms to create a unified Linux-base

The companies said that the new open software platform called MeeGo will accelerate new internet-based applications. The MeeGo-based devices from Nokia and other manufacturers are expected to be launched later this year.

The companies went on to suggest that the MeeGo software platform, running on high-performance devices, will deliver a range of internet, computing and communication capabilities, with graphical, multitasking and multimedia capabilities.

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, CEO of Nokia, said: "MeeGo will drive an even wider range of internet computing and communication experiences for consumers, on new types of mobile devices. Through open innovation, MeeGo will create an ecosystem that is second to none, drawing in players from different industries. It will support a range of business models across the value chain, building on the experience and expertise of Nokia, Intel and all those who will join us."