Mobile platform consolidation continues

Mobile platform consolidation continues

At the World Congress Intel and Nokia announced the platform in a joint press conference. Nokia‘s flirtation with different operating system platforms looks to continue, but this time the new platform is actually consolidation of two, and not an entirely new one. Their Maemo platform, which provides the underpinning of the N900 handsets will integrate with Intel‘s Moblin (Mobile Linux) platform for mobile devices and netbooks.

The (which already hosts the project) will also Meego. It will use the Qt graphical toolkit to provide the user interface. The challenge will be in integrating the code bases and providing these to developers quickly. Then both the Moblin and communities can benefit from the code merge.

Having a single platform to develop for is good, but having a platform at all is the better. Let’s see how long it takes for Intel and Nokia to offer published APIs and a working code .

John Dixon

John Dixon is the Principal Consultant of thirteen-ten nanometre networks Ltd, based in Wiltshire, United Kingdom. He has a wide range of experience, (including, but not limited to) operating, designing and optimizing systems and networks for customers from global to domestic in scale. He has worked with many international brands to implement both data centres and wide-area networks across a range of industries. He is currently supporting a major SD-WAN vendor on the implementation of an environment supporting a major global fast-food chain.

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