Despite Intel backing, first MeeGo device will use ARM
Despite MeeGo Linux being a joint initiative between Nokia and Intel, the first MeeGo device to be shipped will be an ARM device and not an Intel one.
This is according to Nokia’s Meego computing vice president Alberto Torres, who was talking to The Inquirer last week. Torres said that MeeGo was an open platform and that it would support a range of platforms.
He said that the first device Nokia would be on an ARM platform later this year.
It’s not surprising that MeeGo will support ARM architectures but with Intel’s backing of MeeGo it could have been expected that it might have been an Intel-based device such as a tablet or smartbook.
Nokia’s experience , however, is with the ARM platform and its Maemo-based N900 phone runs on an ARM platform.
MeeGo was jointly created by Intel and Nokia by combining their respective Moblin and Maemo operating systems.