Linked by fran on Thu 17th Feb 2011 17:54 UTC
Intel "Intel Corp. said the MeeGo mobile operating system developed with Nokia has a future even after the Finnish handset maker's decision to use Microsoft Corp.'s software in some devices.[..]Meego will be used in tablets this year, the CEO said. It will also be used in mobile phones and in embedded devices in the automotive industry , he said."
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by Hiev on Thu 17th Feb 2011 18:32 UTC
Hiev
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2005-09-27

It better be, mobile devices is a juice market Intel want's to get in badly, and I'd really like to seem them there.

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Intel needs to do it
by fran on Thu 17th Feb 2011 19:59 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

This billion dollar company want to diversify, since Windows broke the x86 monopoly value with ARM.

I think they will do some major software acquisitions and further invest in Meego to push an end to end hardware/software solution.

The margins in only selling hardware is going to get to thin in the next 10 years.

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Qt
by poundsmack on Thu 17th Feb 2011 20:43 UTC
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

What are the odds Intel tries to buy Qt from Nokia

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RE: Qt
by ebasconp on Thu 17th Feb 2011 21:49 UTC in reply to "Qt"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

That would be great! Because after the "black Friday" of last week, Qt's future is unknown (although Nokia is still saying that Qt will be his plain development platform for Symbian, Meego and for its next disruption).

With Intel, we all would know that we still have our favorite framework living and growing ;)

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RE[2]: Qt
by chmeee on Fri 18th Feb 2011 02:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Qt"
chmeee Member since:
2006-01-10

With the KDE Free Qt Foundation agreement, Qt will remain free indefinitely, and if Nokia stops releasing Qt Free edition, the last free version is BSD (or compatible) licensed automatically. So, regardless, Qt will stay free in one form or another.

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RE[3]: Qt
by ebasconp on Fri 18th Feb 2011 03:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Qt"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Yes, but any project backed for a company has far higher rates of evolution than pure open source projects.

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RE[2]: Qt
by burnttoys on Fri 18th Feb 2011 10:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Qt"
burnttoys Member since:
2008-12-20

I agree completely.

Intel can run the Trolltech part of the firm as a software service company and the R&D (something Intel is very, very good at) part of the Qt project would continue with a corporate backer with deep pockets and lots of time.

Of all the corps I can think of I imagine Intel would probably provide the best backing for Qt.

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RE: Qt
by Elv13 on Fri 18th Feb 2011 05:04 UTC in reply to "Qt"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Intel prefer GTK, they picked Qt because Nokia wanted to, they will probably go back to GTK now...

/Qt consultant (me) worst fear

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RE[2]: Qt
by poundsmack on Fri 18th Feb 2011 17:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Qt"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

Intel actually likes Qt more. They went with GTK initially for other reasons, but mostly because the software Intel wanted to use at the time was GTK based, but not because Intel liked GTK itself all that much.

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Comment by avgalen
by avgalen on Sat 19th Feb 2011 08:49 UTC
avgalen
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2010-09-23

from all the announcements about Meego I get the impression it will only be used for PC/Laptop/Netbook/Tablet and not for phone.

Seeing that Nokia normally uses relatively slow hardware to build decent to lower priced phone, I am guessing (yes, this is just a guess) that Meego just turned out to be to slow to run on most of Nokia's hardware. Anyone has any theory to support/disprove this theory?

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What happened to Maemo?
by twitterfire on Sat 19th Feb 2011 10:02 UTC
twitterfire
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2008-09-11

I think Maemo was an excellent phone OS and if Nokia would have continued to develop Maemo instead using Symbian and pushing Meego, Nokia would not be now in this current situation - phone sales decreasing, the lack of a good OS and the need to embrace Windows.

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