comscore Reuters: LG, others show interest in MeeGo as Nokia bows out

Reuters: LG, others show interest in MeeGo as Nokia bows out

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No one likes letting a perfectly good operating system go to waste. Reuters is reporting that just as Nokia begins to divest in the MeeGo operating system, other companies are starting to dig in. The publication writes that electronics giant LG has joined the likes of ZTE and China Mobile in a “working group” that aims to develop a MeeGo-based smartphone. “It [Nokia’s absence] is opening opportunities for the others to come in,” said a member of MeeGo’s steering committee. “Discussions are taking place. You’ll see things coming out this year, pretty soon.” The fate of the open-source operating system has been in question since Nokia announced it would focus the lion’s share of its development dollars and efforts on Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. It is, however, nice to see that an OS with such great potential will not be put out to pasture just yet. Also Read - Smartphone prices to increase further as global chip shortage crisis continues

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  • Published Date: April 16, 2011 3:00 AM IST
  • Updated Date: April 18, 2011 6:30 AM IST

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