AMD Joins MeeGo Linux Open Source Project

After Nokia's decision to go it alone with MeeGo, more good news is coming in for MeeGo open source mobile phone OS project. During the MeeGo Conference 2010, AMD made an important decision to join Linux Foundation's MeeGo open source Linux project and thereby provide the much needed engineering expertise the project needs to establish the technical foundations for next-generation mobile platforms and embedded devices.

AMD Joins Linux Foundation's MeeGo Mobile OS Project
MeeGo open source mobile operating system project was announced during Mobile World Congress 2010 by Nokia and Intel in a joint press conference. Now, AMD becomes the latest entrant into this promising open source project.

"MeeGo represents an exciting, open-source mobile operating system we expect to be adopted by mobile and embedded device makers over time," said Ben Bar-Haim, corporate vice president, software development, AMD.

The interest shown by a multi billion dollar hardware manufacturer in MeeGo mobile OS project is a really good precursor of things to come. MeeGo will be another product based on Linux for mobile phone market after Android and this could mean a healthy competition between two incredibly good projects and even more delight to consumers.

"Built from the ground up for a whole new class of mobile computing devices, MeeGo gives companies like AMD and its partners unlimited opportunities to accelerate innovation for the next generation of computing," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "As an existing Linux Foundation member, AMD will be an important and valuable contributor to the MeeGo Project." Further Reading - MarketWatch.