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MeeGo still defiantly developing

Meego is still kicking. It was dumped by Nokia and Microsoft, but a dedicated team is keeping the faith, and coding away furiously. The dev team has just released MeeGo 1.2 and things are looking very promising for this Linux-based smartphone/tablet/netbook/thingum operating system.

Early reports are very positive – while it’s still a bit rough, MeeGo is coming together as a contender in the netbook and media device environment, perhaps even for mobiles if a manufacturer or two picks it up. LG has been very supportive, and both Panasonic and Huawei have made noises. Intel is also still in the background as MeeGo’s fairy godmother.

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Highlights of this release include:

  • MeeGo Reference Kernels supporting a variety of Intel Atom and ARMv7 platforms
  • QML Application Framework and extended Qt-Mobility APIs, including additional location, system, connectivity, and sensor/haptic capabilities for rapid, rich, application development
  • Enhanced Telephony and Connectivity capabilities, including:
    • GSM, GPRS, and HSPA+ network support
    • SIM Application Toolkit
    • Expanded Bluetooth profiles
    • Expanded VPN and wireless authentication methods
    • USB, WiFi, and BT-PAN data tethering capability
    • Enhance multimedia support, including RTSP streaming with progressive download

This release also includes the following:

  • Netbook UX 1.2 complete set of core applications for netbooks
  • In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) UX 1.2 includes a sample IVI Homescreen and speech recognition enabled Application Launcher built with QML, as well as a collection of commonly used applications
  • Tablet Developer Preview
  • MeeGo SDK 1.2 for MeeGo Core OS and supported UXs

For those few folk that have a Nokia N900, there’s either vanilla MeeGo 1.2 images there’s a N900 Developer Edition release that has additional applications and bits and pieces.

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