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  • MeeGo marches to 1.2 despite Nokia defection

    Nokia’s decision to use Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system in its future smartphone devices hasn’t stopped the MeeGo open source project from continuing its development with version 1.2 released today sporting app and telephony updates.

  • Linux kernel shows growing mobile influence

    An increasing number of contributions to the open-source Linux kernel are coming from mobile and embedded equipment vendors, according to an annual report about to be released by the Linux Foundation.

  • AMD joins Intel's MeeGo OS effort

    In an effort to expand software compatibility for its upcoming Fusion chips, Advanced Micro Devices on Monday joined rival Intel's efforts to develop the open-source MeeGo OS.

  • MeeGo 1.1 arrives, sans tablet UI

    MeeGo, the Linux-based operating system co-developed by Nokia and Intel, has reached the 1.1 milestone and now includes and interface for mobile phones, but despite recent interest in tablet PCs, a tablet distribution remains absent.

  • Android, Samsung gaining mobile share in U.S.

    Android is gaining on all the major smartphone platforms in the U.S., though it was only the fourth-most-used mobile operating system in May, market data firm comScore reported on Thursday.

  • MeeGo adds developers, needs 'investment' to succeed

    Less than a week after the MeeGo 1.0 netbook operating system was released by Intel and Nokia, six companies have announced support for the platform while a market analyst firm has called for a "major investment" if it is to compete with Apple, Google and Microsoft.

  • Nokia N900 coming to retailers in April

    Nokia has announced its Linux-based smartphone, the N900, will be available in Australia in April through retailers, but stopped short of announcing any agreements with carriers.

  • Smartphone OS leaves one hand free

    Today's smartphones are too much of a handful, according to Israeli company Else: You either need to grab them with both hands and punch away at the keyboard with your thumbs, or you hold them with one hand and touch the screen with the other.

  • HP debuts Android-based smartbook

    Hewlett-Packard has launched the Compaq AirLife 100, a smartbook based on the Android OS and Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor, it said on Friday.