MeeGo is the mobile operating system developed by Nokia and Intel few years back and was used in Nokia N9. Later Nokia dumped it to join force with Microsoft for Windows Phone.
Although company is still pushing update for MeeGo, but Nokia has no plan to launch more smartphones based on MeeGo. Now a Finland based startup, Jolla, formed by ex Nokia employees has announced to launch smartphones based on Meego by the end of this year.
Jussi Hurmola, chief operating officer of Jolla said, “Nokia created something wonderful – the world’s best smartphone product. It deserves to be continued, and we will do that together with all the bright and gifted people contributing to the MeeGo success story.”
He added it would focus on designing, developing and selling new MeeGo based smartphones and unveil the first model later this year, together with international private investors and partners.
They have been developing Meego based smartphones from the end of 2011. They have also done changes in the operating system and claims to give it a new user interface.
The company says that its team consists of a substantial number of MeeGo’s core engineers and directors, and is aggressively hiring the top MeeGo and Linux talent to contribute to the next generation smartphone production.
“The art is not to create one cool phone, the challenge is to create a sustainable business. And when you have got all that in place you have to bring your product to the market,” said John Strand, founder of Danish telecoms consultancy Strand Consult.
MeeGo is a linux based OS that was designed for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Nokia has only built a single smartphone which was critically praised. Now we will see few more smartphones based on Meego. It will be interesting to see how it will perform on new smartphones