Nokia has created a unified Linux-based platform that looks set to improve and increase a range of internet-based applications and services for mobiles, netbooks and tablets. By merging their own Maemo platform with Intel Corporations Moblin platform, the open-sourced MeeGo should prove an attractive proposition for potential developers which in turn should provide users with more applications.
In addition, MeeGo uses Qt for application development which means apps can also be used on other platforms such as Symbian. Nokia's Ovi Store will provide access to the array of MeeGo apps and content on offer, as well as continuing to offer Symbian applications. Nokia's Maemo platform was first showcased on the multi-tasking whizz, the N900.
Nokia will begin rolling out MeeGo based devices later this year, with other manufacturers also expected to follow suit.