The Evolving Mobile Ecosystem and MeeGo


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An informal conversation about the mobile software/hardware ecosystem and MeeGo (a Linux-based open-source OS for mobile and embedded devices). Slides work best with my color commentary added. Presentation to Portland MeeGo Network on June 20, 2011.

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The Evolving Mobile Ecosystem and MeeGo

  1. 1. The Evolving Mobile Ecosystem and MeeGo<br />Gail Rahn Frederick<br />
  2. 2. Who am I?<br />Product Planner at Intel<br />I work on the MeeGo project<br />I’m speaking tonight from personal experience, not as an Intel representative<br />Mobile Web Enthusiast<br />Deployed mobile search engines and mobile web sites to operators in US and Europe<br />Wrote Beginning Smartphone Web Development for Apress in late 2009<br />My passion<br />Mobile App Developer<br />Wrote code for and managed mobile apps with 20+ million cumulative downloads and pre-installs<br />
  3. 3. Who are you?<br />With a show of hands, who…<br />Has built a mobile web site?<br />Knows how to analyze its traffic from device models and through operator networks?<br />Has written a mobile app?<br />Deployed to an App store?<br />Made money with mobile apps?<br />Has installed the MeeGo SDK?<br />Has seen the MeeGo Tablet UX?<br />Written a Qt/QML app for MeeGo?<br />
  4. 4. Agenda<br />What is MeeGo <br />Mobile Industry Players<br />Mobile OS Market Share across Geos<br />Mobile OS Choices for OEMs, Consumers and Developers<br />Mobile Web vs. Native App<br />Tablets: Mobile Devices or Not?<br />MeeGo Value Proposition<br />No prior familiarity with mobility is assumed.<br />
  5. 5. What is MeeGo?<br />
  6. 6. MeeGo Value Proposition<br />100% Open-Source OS built for Mobile and Embedded<br />Tablets<br />Handsets<br />TVs<br />Netbooks<br />In-Vehicle Infotainment<br />Uses Linux Kernel<br />Open Governance<br />Open Roadmap<br />Nurtured by Intel and others, owned by Linux Foundation<br />
  7. 7. Mobile Industry<br />Or, how an advertising giant came to develop a mobile OS, and vice versa.<br />
  8. 8. Mobile Industry Players<br />OEMs<br />OS Vendors<br />Network Operators<br />App Stores<br />App Developers<br />Media Developers (Music, Video, etc.)<br />Mobility blurs traditional boundaries in computing ecosystem:<br />Nokia is a mobile music vendor.<br /> Apple has a mobile advertising network.<br /> Google provides a mobile OS.<br /> Intel owns an app store and enables a mobile OS.<br />
  9. 9. The Patent Mess<br />Rapid industry innovation + <br />Rush to patent actual and questionable innovations +<br />Slow turnarounds at USPTO = <br />Litigious mobile industry rushing to own and protect patents<br />
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  12. 12. Mobile OS Market Share<br />Or, it’s not all about iOS<br />
  13. 13. Mobile Device Market Share by OS, Worldwide<br />Data from Gartner – August 2010<br />
  14. 14. Data from Feb 2011 - Source (data and following graphic):<br />
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  16. 16. Consumers, OEMs and Developers<br />Why would each audience choose each mobile OS?<br />
  17. 17. Choosing Mobile Web Doesn’t Help<br />21 WebKits on Mobile with API variations<br />field/method exists (yay!)<br />field/method should exist but does not<br />field/method exists but implementation is broken<br />XHTML-MP, HTML4 or HTML5?<br />It depends on the device<br />And whether the device identifies itself as mobile<br />HTML5 helps … on proven mobile platforms<br />Moving intelligence into HTML5 means browser vendors must worry about app-grade performance<br />
  18. 18. Tablets: Mobile Devices or Not?<br />What are your thoughts here?<br />
  19. 19. The End<br />Thanks for Listening!<br />