MAEMO + MOBLIN = MEEGO

Intel and Nokia announced the merging of their Linux platforms, under the name MeeGo.  Intel’s Moblin was directed at netbooks, and Nokia’s Maemo was focused on tablets.  Cooperation on MeeGo signals the likely convergence of these device categories.  Meego has been placed under the stewardship of the Linux Foundation.  The Foundation’s Executive Director Jim Zemlin cites the need for MeeGo as driven by demand for always-on Internet connections and multi device compatibility.