MeeGo OS - Operating System

MeeGo is an open-source Linux-based operating system for smartphones and tablets was developed initially by Nokia and Intel as a common successor of their Maemo and Moblin OS projects. MeeGo was intended to run on a variety of hardware platforms and it supports both ARM and Intel x86 processors.

MeeGo used several user interfaces depending on the device it runs on. The MeeGo OS v1.2 Harmattan was designed for smartphones and saw the light of day on products like the Nokia N9 and the dev device Nokia N950.

MeeGo was also intended to run on a variety of hardware platforms including hand-held, in-car devices, netbooks and televisions. All platforms shared the MeeGo core, with different user experience layers for each type of device. MeeGo was designed by combining the best of both Intel's Fedora-based Moblin and Nokia's Debian-based Maemo. When it was first announced, the then President and CEO of Nokia, Olli-Pekka Kallsvuo, said that MeeGo would create an ecosystem, which is the best among other operating systems and will represent players from different countries.

Nokia abandoned the MeeGo project in the early 2011 and its development was left to the open source community.  In September 2011, the Linux Foundation and Intel canceled MeeGo in favor of Tizen OS.

A new Finnish company, Jolla announced in 2012 that it was ready to continue the development of the Meego branch to develop a new operating system called Sailfish OS, and launched a smartphone in 2013.

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