Can Intel OS find phone love again after Nokia heartbreak?
Valterri Halla, director of technology and innovation at Intel, says other OEMs are showing interest in the platform now that Nokia has turned its attention to WinPho 7.
He told developers last week that LG, ZTE and China Mobile are planning to embrace Meego in phones. “Discussions are taking place. You’ll see things coming out this year, pretty soon,” he said.
However, cautious LG immediately cooled the speculation, telling Reuters it has "no definitive plans to mass produce devices with MeeGo other than car infotainment systems."
MeeGo was originally conceived by Nokia and Intel as an open source Linux-based platform that would work across netbooks, tablets, phones and ultimately any connected consumer electronics device.
The OS was dealt a major blow when Nokia appeared to walk away from it, choosing instead to focus on WinPho and legacy Symbian sales.
But Intel has always claimed that this setback was an opportunity to pursue other partners.