MeeGo "on wheels"

    On July 23, the Linux Foundation and the GENIVI Alliance , a group of companies supporting the development of a single operating system for on-board car computers, announced that the MeeGo project was chosen as the basis for such a system .

    The GENIVI Alliance includes BMW, General Motors, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Nissan, Renault, Hyundai and fifty other companies specializing in the creation of embedded car systems. The choice of GENIVI was largely predetermined: firstly, it includes Intel itself, the main developer of MeeGo, and secondly, Moblin, the progenitor of MeeGo, was the previous candidate for such a system. Great expectations for the further development of the platform are given by Nokia's active participation in this project.

    Support from such automotive giants gives confidence that the MeeGo platform will develop even faster and compete with Android and Apple iPhone / iPad not only in the automotive computer market, but also in smartphones and tablets.

    MeeGo did not take long to wait and yesterday rolled out the first test version of the assembly MeeGo for IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment, that is, an entertainment-information system for cars). This assembly includes a special panel for launching applications, the simplest Navit navigator and a module for making calls via Bluetooth.

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