Even before the MeeGo mobile operating system had a chance to establish its self it has already been scrapped and will be replaced by a new Linux-based platform, Tizen. Only yesterday we reported that the new Nokia N9 powered by the now extinct MeeGo mobile OS, had started shipping to some countries.
Today Intel announced the news that MeeGo will no longer be developed and has joined Linux Foundation and LiMo Foundation in support of the new Linux based mobile OS Tizen. Which is expected to start appearing on devices in the first quarter of 2012.
Tizen will retain the same principles and open source standard as the MeeGo project Intel explains:
“Tizen builds upon the strengths of both LiMo and MeeGo and Intel will be working with our MeeGo partners to help them transition to Tizen,” – “This new project is first and foremost open source, and based on Linux. So it begs the question: why not just evolve MeeGo? We believe the future belongs to HTML5-based applications (…) Shifting to HTML5 doesn’t just mean slapping a web runtime on an existing Linux, even one aimed at mobile, as MeeGo has been”