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MeeGo-Successor Tizen Is Still Vaporware

Intel

Published on 03 January 2012 10:31 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
17 Comments

Following the September announcement of the Linux-based Tizen platform and that Intel will transition to it from MeeGo, along with other vendors making changes, there's been some controversy.

Immediately after the HTML5-loving Tizen project was announced, many MeeGo community developers and other stakeholders weren't too happy in the situation -- for the outlook of the proposed OS itself or how the announcement was handled, Many MeeGo developers were looking for a new community alternative.

Well, with a few months having passed, a former MeeGo developer blogged his side of the status update.

The status update basically comes down to: Tizen is still vaporware with membership being basically invite-only, the official Nokia Maemo platform is no longer actively developed but there is some community left, and MeeGo as a project itself is also basically deceased. There is though some work around the Mer Project as a community-based project with similar intentions to MeeGo.

Last I've heard is that the first Tizen development release is likely to come this quarter -- perhaps hearing more next week in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show from Intel and other vendors.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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