MeeGo OS

Glossary

MeeGo is an open-source Linux-based operating system for smartphones and tablets, developed initially by Nokia and Intel as a common successor of their Maemo and Moblin OS projects.

MeeGo is intended to run on a variety of hardware platforms and it supports both ARM and Intel x86 processors.

MeeGo uses several user interfaces depending on the device it runs on. The MeeGo OS v1.2 Harmattan was designed for smartphones and saw the light of day on products such as the Nokia N9 and the dev device Nokia N950.

Nokia abandoned the MeeGo project in the early 2011 and its development was left to the open source community, the Linux Foundation and Intel. In September 2011, however, the Linux Foundation and Intel canceled MeeGo in favor of Tizen OS.

A new Finnish company called Jolla announced in 2012 that it's ready to continue the development of the Meego branch (Mer), to develop a new operating system called Sailfish OS, and launch a smartphone in 2013.