AMD joins Intel’s Linux OS project
The MeeGo open software platform for mobile devices has created by a collaboration between Intel and Nokia.
The two companies are merging their separate Linux-based Moblin and Maemo software platforms to create a open software platform, called MeeGo, that will run a range of hardware in netbooks, tablets and in-vehicle infotainment systems.
First devices from Nokia and other manufacturers are expected to be launched this year.
“MeeGo represents an exciting, open-source mobile operating system we expect to be adopted by mobile and embedded device makers over time,” said Ben Bar-Haim, corporate vice president, software development, AMD.
This deal with Nokia confirms those ambitions as Intel tries to compete with chip rivals Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, along with a range of ARM-based processors from the likes of Freescale and NXP.
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