MeeGo is an open source project targeting several segments of the market including netbooks, smartphones, tablets, TVs and more. The new Working Group is designed to drive the evolution of MeeGo within the television ecosystem and provide an open framework for industry creativity and innovation.
The Working Group features some heavyweight participants already, including Amino Communications, Intel Corporation, JetHead Development, Locatel, MIPS Technologies, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Sigma Designs, Telecom Italia, Videon Central, and Ysten.
"The Smart TV segment is growing fast, and with it comes both opportunity and complexity," said Ibrahim Haddad, Director of Technical Alliances at The Linux Foundation. "MeeGo is built from the ground up to address next-generation computing in multiple market segments like Smart TV and is intended to help advance Linux in this burgeoning market in the year ahead."
Working Group members will define software components and a compliance program as well as focus on building an innovative and thriving ecosystem of developers and content providers with leading capabilities and tools.
The first MeeGo Smart TV Working Group meeting will be held in April 2011.
Written by: James Delahunty @ 24 Mar 2011 16:05