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AMD Gives Meego a Go

The chip maker has joined Intel and Nokia’s Meego open source Linux Project

Hardware giant AMD announced that it will participate in Linux-based open source mobile operating system project, Meego. The project hosted by the Linux Foundation is spearheaded by Intel and Nokia and came about when the two companies merged their respective mobile platforms, Moblin and Maemo. Meego is primarily designed for mobile hardware platforms such as ultra-mobile notebooks, tablets, embedded in-vehicle infotainment systems and smart phones. AMD said that it will provide engineering expertise to "establish the technical foundations for next-generation mobile platforms and embedded devices". It already works on a number of open source projects, such as the Linux kernel, and is a Gold Member of the Linux Foundation.

With this new initiative, AMD hopes to expand market opportunities for its future Accelerated Processing Units and help drive its other embedded projects. We will be able to guage the success of the platform when it makes its market debut in the form of a Nokia MeeGo-based smartphone expected to be released by early 2011.

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