The MeeGo platform is to be officially abandoned, as Intel and the Linux Foundation are moving onto a new mobile platform venture called Tizen.
Intel, the Linux Foundation and the LiMo Foundation announced the Tizen project on Tuesday. The new operating system will succeed two separate platforms: MeeGo, which has only been released on one handset, the Nokia N9; and LiMo, which has made its way onto around 60 mid-market handsets, almost all in Japan.
Tizen will combine the best of MeeGo and LiMo while adding a standards-based HTML 5 and WAC web-development environment that allows the creation of device-independent apps, the Linux and LiMo Foundations said in a joint statement. Tizen will see its first release, along with a software development kit, in the first quarter of 2012, with devices based on the platform due in the middle of the year.
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