MeeGo v1.0 for Netbooks ready for developers

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 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.

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