Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Apr 2011 23:36 UTC
Intel Intel is establishing a joint innovation center with Tencent, one of China's largest Internet firms, to develop products and services around the chip maker's MeeGo mobile operating system and devices using its Atom processors. The new partnership could help Intel to promote MeeGo in China, along with its Atom-based microprocessors.
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RE: Intel
by fran on Wed 13th Apr 2011 19:50 UTC in reply to "Intel"
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Intel want to tie MeeGo in with it's hardware. But not only for hardware I guess but as an foundation for probable Intel software services in the future.
The first big hardware push from Intel with MeeGo is starting to take place in China.
It is setting up it's main MeeGo research centre there.

Like Michio Kaku said, powerfull processors is going to be very cheap and everywhere in the future and hardware businesses and traditional hardware makers, especially Intel is on the diversifying path. Intel certainly has the cash to do it.

Nokia is still involved and treating MeeGo as a sort of fallback system.

I dont want to make sketchy ridiculous predictions but I think Intel is going develop some applications/games(especially MMO's) and tie it exclusively into it's own hardware.

China's MMO revenue is predicted to reach $8 billion dollars in 2014. India is also an huge market.
However Windows XP market share in China is still at a 82%.
It seems tieing an subscription based entertainment product to your hardware while keeping the underlying hardware cost lower by pushing it with an free operating system seems to be the way to go.
It might not operate it's application/cloud services and gaming directly into Intel brandname but acquire/establish subsidiary gaming houses and critical application software makers under an Intel umbrella.

Edited 2011-04-13 20:01 UTC

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RE[2]: Intel
by shmerl on Wed 13th Apr 2011 20:03 in reply to "RE: Intel"
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So far Intel didn't make any drastic moves to hinder let's say ARM Meego support and etc. So Meego remains cross hardware still. Since more vendors are invited to be involved with it, tying it to Intel hardware only is not going to happen.

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RE[2]: Intel
by Radio on Thu 14th Apr 2011 08:09 in reply to "RE: Intel"
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AMD too joined MeeGo, so it shouldn't be completely tied to Intel architecture.

Edited 2011-04-14 08:09 UTC

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