A look back at MeeGo Conference, Dublin 2010
MS Internet MD Martin Saunders attended this year’s MeeGo conference in Dublin, along with Senior Developer Tom Clayson. The conference took place in the city’s newly redeveloped Aviva Stadium, and brought together digital experts from across the world. We asked Tom Clayson to tell us more about this exciting event:
What is MeeGo?
Meego is a new Linux operating system for digital devices. The newly developed software is the result of collaboration between Nokia and Intel merging their Maemo and Moblin platforms. An easy way to explain the operating system is to say that MeeGo is to mobiles what Windows is to computers.
Can MeeGo only be used on mobile devices?
No, the really clever thing about the software is that much of its core functionality is shared between different applications, which means that you can use the same software on different devices such as on smart TVs and in-car infotainment systems.
What devices can use MeeGo?
Meego will be available on smart phones, netbooks, tablets, media-phones, connected TV’s and in-vehicle infotainment systems.
What does this mean for the future of digital devices?
MeeGo will allow users to switch between different digital devices made by different manufacturers. So you can go from using an app on a Nokia phone, to an in-vehicle infotainment system made by another manufacturer.
Why choose MeeGo?
MeeGo is the first operating system to target multiple platforms right from the start, which will give it the edge over other software development. The great thing about MeeGo is that it’s an open source project which encourages community contributions. Often this is the best way to ensure that an operating system continues to innovate.
Will MS Internet be using MeeGo?
MS Internet plan to be one of the first agencies to develop apps specifically for the MeeGo platform. We plan to produce apps that will be compatible with mobile devices, netbooks, TV’s, in-vehicle infotainment systems and more in the very near future.