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AMD Joins MeeGo Project

Mon, 11/15/2010 - 7:21am
Maisie Ramsay

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has joined the Linux Foundation's MeeGo project, the company announced at the MeeGo conference in Dublin, Ireland.

AMD will provide its engineering resources to the project, which combines Nokia's Maemo platform and Intel's Moblin project into a single, open-source project hosted by the Linux Foundation.

"Built from the ground up for a whole new class of mobile computing devices, MeeGo gives companies like AMD and its partners unlimited opportunities to accelerate innovation for the next generation of computing," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation, in a statement.

MeeGo is targeted at high-powered mobile devices like ultra-mobile notebooks, tablets, embedded in-vehicle entertainment systems and smartphones. Nokia expects to ship its first MeeGo-based device some time next year. The OEM plans to use the technology in place of Symbian for its high-end smartphones and other mobile devices.

AMD is currently a gold level member of the Linux Foundation and has a seat on the non-profit's board of directors.

"MeeGo represents an exciting, open-source mobile operating system we expect to be adopted by mobile and embedded device makers over time," said Ben Bar-Haim, AMD's corporate vice president of software development, in a statement.

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