The latest development of MeeGo Amanda Lam BEng Computer Systems Engineering, University of Warwick HKPUG Executive Committee Member & Podcaster UMPCFever / Digital XY Voluntary IT News Editor Founding Member, Hong Kong MeeGo Network Technical Writer of a multi-national recruitment website Blog: http://dadablog.net/ Hong Kong 2011.9.17
Recap: What is MeeGo? MeeGo is… An open-source project Initially announced by Intel and Nokia at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona in February 2010 A cross platform / architecture Linux distribution Merged from Intel’s Moblin & Nokia’s Maemo projects For Netbooks, Handsets, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI), Smart TVs, Media Phones and Tablets Open to everyone who wants to use or contribute Supported by… Image Courtesy: MeeGo.com
Recap: What MeeGo is not? MeeGo is NOT… solely owned by Nokia and Intel MeeGo is now managed by the just a smartphone OS It’s also for Netbooks, Tablets, IVI, Smart TVs… having the same UI design for all products Device manufacturers can have their own UI design for their MeeGo products
So, put it simple… MeeGo is a Linux-based OS… without standard UI i.e. Device manufacturers can make their own UIs (either open source or proprietary) for product differentiation without standard application store i.e. Device manufacturers / software vendors can have their own implementation of application stores with apps developed based on Qt i.e. easy porting, easy coding, better interoperability
But… I’ve heard that… MeeGo is DEAD? Because… Nokia abandoned MeeGo…? “In Elop's words, there is no returning to MeeGo, even if the N9 turns out to be a hit.” --- HELSINGIN SANOMAT (2011.6.23) Intel pulls the plug on MeeGo? “The DigiTimes report claimed that Intel plans to "temporarily discontinue development of its MeeGo OS due to a lack of enthusiasm for the platform from handset and tablet PC vendors.” --- CNET (2011.9.1) Samsung is buyingMeeGo? “The South Korean company is considering purchasing MeeGo, according to tech industry sources, since Intel reportedly shifted its attention away from the little-used mobile OS.” --- Mobiledia (2011.9.6) What the….!?
Nokia N9 MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan(a.k.a. “Maemo 6”) with Swipe UX Qt 4.7 Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 ARM Cortex A8 Processor 1 GHz 1GB RAM 16GB / 64GB Storage 8MP f/2.2 28mm Carl Zeiss Camera w/dual-LED flash Available in some countries in Australia, Asia, Europe and South America in Q3 2011 Image Courtesy: Nokia
Asus Eee PC X101 MeeGoNetbook UX with Asus customizations Intel® Atom™ N435/N455 Processor (1.33 GHz / 1.67 GHz) 1GB RAM 8GB SSD storage 10.1” screen 0.92kg with 3-cell battery Available in most countries Image Courtesy: Asus
Lenovo IdeaPad S100 & many other Lenovo full-size notebooks sold in China MeeGoNetbook UX with Lenovo customizations Intel® Atom™ N435 Processor (1.33 GHz) 1GB RAM 160GB Hard disk drive 10.1” screen 1.25 kg with 3-cell battery Available in Europe / China Image Courtesy: Lenovo
Fujitsu LifeBook MH330 MeeGoNetbook UX with Fujitsu customizations Intel® Atom™ N450 / N455 Processor (1.67 GHz) 1GB RAM 250GB Hard disk drive 10.1” screen 1.1kg with 6-cell battery Available in some countries in Asia Image Courtesy: Fujitsu
Samsung N100 MeeGoNetbook UX with Samsung customizations Intel® Atom™ N435 Processor (1.33 GHz) 1GB RAM 250GB Hard disk drive 10.1” screen 1.03kg with 3-cell battery Available in India Image Courtesy: Samsung
Acer Aspire 5749 MeeGoNetbook UX with Acer customizations Intel® Atom™ Core i3-2310m “Sandy Bridge” Processor (2.1 GHz) 4GB RAM 500GB Hard disk drive 15.6” screen ATI HD 3000 Graphics Card 2.6kg with 6-cell battery Available in selected regions Image Courtesy: Acer
Evolve III Tablet Tri-boot Windows 7, Android and MeeGo (with Evolve customized UI) Intel® Atom™ Z670 “Oak Trail” Processor (1.5 GHz) 2GB RAM 32GB SSD 10.1” Capacitive Multi-touch screen 0.91 kg with 6-cell battery Available in Australia Image Courtesy: www.evolvethree.com.au
WeTab WeTab OS (based on MeeGo) Intel® Atom™ N450 Processor (1.67 GHz) 1GB RAM 16 or 32GB SSD 10.1 / 11.6” Capacitive Multi-touch screen 0.995 or 1.02 kg with battery Available in Germany Image Courtesy: wetab.mobi
Trinity Audio Indamixx 2 Dual-boot Transmission 5.0 OS (MeeGo Version) and Windows 7 Intel® Atom™ N450 Processor (1.67 GHz) 2GB RAM 250GB Hard disk drive 10.3” Capacitive Multi-touch screen 1.17 kg with battery Available soon Image Courtesy: createdigitalmusic.com
Cordia Tab Cordia HD OS (Maemo 5 Hildon UI, a.k.a. “Cordia” on MeeGo Core) Freescale i.MX515, ARM Cortex-A8 CPU (800 MHz) 512MB RAM 8GB SSD 7” 1024x768 TFT Capacitive Multi-touch screen 0.45 kg with battery Accept pre-orders soon Image Courtesy: cordiatab.com
Amino TV & Freedom Hybrid/OTT STB series Based on MeeGo Intel® Atom™ CE4150 Processor (1.2 GHz) Decode Up to 1080p H.264 Allows users to enjoy access to multiple applications, services, and personal media, all while watching TV Supports Intel AppUp Center Available in UK, Europe and Asia Pacific Image Courtesy: aminocom.com
… plus many other supported devices that are already in the market… Users can install MeeGo as an alternative OS on their own devices including Netbooks, Tablets, Handsets, or even desktop PCs MeeGo 1.2 Community Edition running on Nokia N900 MeeGoNetbook UX running on Archos9,Image Courtesy: openAOS.org Splashtop OS MeeGo Edition for Netbook / Notebook / Desktop PCsImage Courtesy: www.splashtop.com MeeGoHandet UX running on Google Nexus One, Image Courtesy: slashgear.com MeeGoHandet UX running on HTC HD2, Image Courtesy: blog.steventroughtonsmith.com MeeGo Tablet UX running on ExoPC Slate, Image Courtesy: blog.wapreview.com
QML Applications are native Qt C++ applications with QML views loaded
QML Applications are native Qt C++ applications with QML views loaded
MeeGo Input Methods became an independent cross-platform project in June 2011: Upstream project for MeeGo, MeeGoHarmattan and other Linux distributions Support for different UI toolkits Pluggable input methods and engines Client/server architecture Comes with reference plugins Plugin API's for Qt/C++, QML (WIP), PySide (WIP). Text & Image Courtesy: maliit.org, Michael Hasselmann, Jon Nordy, OpenismusGmbH
MeeGo Roadmaps Planned Release for every 6 months Next release, i.e. “MeeGo 1.3”, planned to be released in October 2011 Feature Requests come from the Community, Working Groups and Upstream Projects. New features in MeeGo 1.3 include Wayland core protocol support, cellular, connectivity & Bluetooth enhancements, NFC support etc. Image Courtesy: meego.com
Strengths of MeeGo Free & Open Source roots Managed by the Linux Foundation Follows Open Governance practices that are open to all contributors for bug tracking and new contributions Open Build Service (OBS) for community developers From October 17th 2011, Qt will follow the Open Governance Model as well: Qt Project. Much MORE open than Android ! MEEGO CAN NOT BE BOUGHT ! Truly cross-platform & cross-architecture Supports both Intel and multiple types of ARM CPUs Solid frameworks, ready-to-use APIs and tools Qt SDK available in Linux, Windows and Mac platforms Based on C++, but got LOTS of language bindings Easy to customize UIs with Qt Quick easy to differentiate your own products from others Supported by major device manufacturers MeeGo IVI Achieves GENIVI Compliance MeeGo Smart TV Working Group established, participants include Amino, Intel, JetHead, Locatel, MIPS, Nokia, Nokia Siemens, Sigma Designs, Videon Central, Ysten etc. Image Courtesy: meego.com
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