While we’re still patiently waiting for the release of Nokia’s N9 MeeGo handset, the folks behind MeeGo have just released a new version of the mobile operating system. Now at version 1.2, this version of MeeGo is said to provide “a solid baseline for device vendors and developers to start creating software for various device categories on Intel Atom and ARMv7 architectures”. This means that over the next few months we should see MeeGo being more prominent in the smartphone market – provided developers and hardware manufacturers decide to pick up the OS and run with it.
The new version of MeeGo features enhanced Telephony and Connectivity capabilities which include GSM, GPRS and HSPA+ network support, SIM Application Toolkit, expanded Bluetooth profiles, expanded VPN and wireless authentication methods, USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth data tethering capability, and enhanced multimedia support with Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) streaming progressive download.
The next version of MeeGo is slated to arrive in October 2011 (following a 6-month cycle) with a lot of new features currently being tested now. Without Nokia supporting MeeGo anymore, it’s interesting to see how well the remaining companies will fare in this highly competitive mobile world. How many of you are looking forward to get a MeeGo smartphone? Find out more about MeeGo 1.2 at the official website.
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