There was a time when CELL PHONES used to come with features of Calling, Texting and some normal games which would have helped to cut some of your time when you would feel bored. Yet there was a pride in keeping a cellular phone with you. Then the trend changed and those handsets became a matter of trend and fashion. The last decade showed us mobile phones coming with a complete package of entertainment, fun and of course to keep in touch with friends and families. This year this category of communication took a leap and we started talking about operating systems. We have encountered and already are experiencing SYMBIAN, BADA, WINDOWS AND FASCINATING ANDROID..!! But human mind always keeps unraveling the fascinating mysteries and giving shape to his innovation.
Yes, a new name in the queue of already existing operating systems for mobiles and tablets. MeeGo is an exciting new mobile OS for not only smart phones and netbooks, but also for tablets, connected TV’s and in vehicle infotainment systems. The unique that you will find about MeeGo is that it has a common core and APIs (Application Programming Interface) across multiple mobile device platforms, it is supported by both Intel® Atom™ processor and ARMv7* architectures, and has broad ecosystem adoption. It clearly means some extraordinary experience for voice calling, SMS messaging, web browsing, music and video playback, photo viewing, and connection management is waiting for you.
DIFFERENT IN MeeGO
Well if we talk about it in technological terms, it has an open source software platform, and further it promises to reduce market fragmentation and complexity, while helping to accelerate industry innovation and time-to-market for a wealth of new Internet-based applications, services and user experiences. The QT environment is expected to give a better gaming experience. Further, we are going to see its implementation in a lot more devices keeping aside mobiles and netbooks.
MeeGo vs. Android
In my opinion, that is a bit difficult question to answer about which is better among android and MeeGo. While both of them have open source platform, Android is pretty much established in the market with more than 20,000 apps waiting to get into your mobile phone. So we will have to wait a bit for the exact comparison. However, to be more exact, as MeeGo is a joint venture of Nokia and Intel, I am sure that it is not going to be in the trash section of our mind!!
Nokia is launching its N9 handset model with MeeGo. It has named the OS as ‘MeeGO instance’. Hundreds of 3rd party applications, mostly free and open source, have already been created or ported to the GNU/Linux MeeGo Harmattan platform. Nokia N9 along with other MeeGo devices may soon receive Android application compatibility provided by OpenMobile’s ACL technology.
So, in nutshell, if you are planning to have something different among your friends who I am sure are most probably running after Android, you have already got a new name for you.