MeeGo, the new operating system created from the merging of Nokia Maemo and Intel Moblin, is at its first release, MeeGo 1.0.
From the press release:
MeeGo v1.0 is available for download at MeeGo.com to the developer community. MeeGo v1.0 delivers a wealth of Internet, computing and communication features with rich graphics, multi-tasking capabilities and Google Chrome browser integration. This release delivers on MeeGo’s commitment to combine the best core architecture features of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblinâ„¢ projects. Manufacturers and operating system vendors can use this release to create and customize netbooks or begin work on development for other devices including netbooks and entry-level desktops, smartphones, in-vehicle infotainment devices, connected TVs, media phones and more.
What is included in MeeGo 1.0?
According to their web site:
- Visually rich Netbook user experience, building on the latest open source technologies.
- Instant access to your synchronized calendar, tasks, appointments, recently used files and real-time social networking updates through the home screen.
- Aggregation of your social networking content. This allows you to see your social networking activities on one screen, easily interact with your friends, and update your status and site information.
- For a fast and rich Internet experience the MeeGo Netbook user experience integrates Google Chrome or, if you prefer a fully open source browser solution, Google Chromium is also provided. Soon we will be releasing the MeeGo Handset user experience which will use the Fennec Mozilla Browser.
- Easy to use applications for email, calendar and media player.
- Highly optimized for power and performance.
- Languages: Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Swedish, Polish, Finnish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, English, British English
New releases are planned on a six month intervals. MeeGo v1.1 will be released in October and it will include support for touch-based devices, such as handsets, tablets, and in-vehicle “Infotainment” systems.
MeeGo is an operating system to keep an eye on. It may give the new Google Chrome OS a run for its money, but it will all depend on how many users, and device manufacturers, pick up on MeeGo.