Two of the best known companies and mobile hardware, Intel and Nokia, have signed an agreement to merge the two software platforms, Moblin and maemo.
The main goal of this alliance is to develop a platform, MeeGo based on Linux and for mobile devices.
MeeGo will have a wide range of hardware platforms that it will be compatible: netbooks, tablet PCs, smart phones, type systems connected TV and in-vehicle infotainment.
It is estimated that the first devices that will use Meego will be created by Nokia and will be launched by the end of this year.
The announcement, made at this week, has a clear purpose: to complement and strengthen the agreement between Nokia and Intel, which provided a strategic partnership, established in June 2009.
Also, the new software platform will be a competitor in the fight for supremacy on the software platforms for mobile devices.
In this range we can find on the market competitors as Microsoft Windows Mobile, Google Android, iPhone OS, RIM BlackBerry OS, Symbian OS or bada (Samsung).
MeeGo will combine the best features of Maemo and Moblin in order to create an open platform for many processor architectures.
Also, the two companies announced that the software platform will provide a broad range of experiences of Internet, computing, multitasking, multimedia and communications with rich visual graphics.
The MeeGo software platform will be hosted by the Linux Foundation as a completely open source project, encouraging the community to participate in its development.
Intel and Nokia have made steps in terms of increasing the community by launching invitations to users on Maemo.org and Moblin.org to join common MeeGo.com community.
The channel selected for promotion Meego is the Ovi Store (Nokia) and the Nokia Forum will provide support for developers on all devices with the Nokia platform.