12/11/2011, 12:11 PM
Meego is now open source, having been dropped by Intel and Nokia, and being renamed Tizen.
It has a very similar concept towards an open source html-5 OS as webOS, so similar that webOS pdk apps even run on it unmodified.
The two, both webOS and meego should join forces and combine the best elements into a web based Open Source handheld OS.
Essentially what they want to do is exactly what webOS already does.
webOS would primarily be used for tablets and smartphones, with Meego QT apps and other frameworks ported into it, and Meego would be used on Netbooks, In-Vehicle, Smart TV, and Media Phones, with webOS apps available on it.
The only hurdle is that meego/tizen works on atom/intel processors and webOS on arm, but the hope would be that just the html5 based elements (Luna, and the new display manager for tizen) can be interchangable with having to rewrite the entire linux core. Being open source, it would be a leg up on other platforms to have availability for all three processor types (intel/atom/arm) to be compatible with one OS.
What do you guys think? The combination of the two might make a more powerful OS, and more lucrative for hardware manufacturers to use.