The MeeGo open source software project released version 1.1 today. MeeGo 1.1 adds to the existing codebase with support for touch-based devices such as tablets and IVI systems, and introduces a reference handset user experience including support for voice calls and messaging.
The release is targeted for the developer ecosystem, especially operating
system and device vendors.
MeeGo 1.1. provides a baseline for device vendors and developers to start
creating software for various device categories on Intel Atom* and ARMv7
This release includes:
* Core OS 1.1 ? consolidated common base operating system for all
* Netbook UX 1.1 - complete set of core applications for netbooks
* In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) UX 1.1 ? includes a sample IVI home
screen and taskbar built with Qt 4.7 and speech recognition
* Handset UX 1.1 - technology snapshot implements basic development UX
for voice calling, SMS messaging, web browsing, music and video playback,
photo viewing, and connection management
* SDK 1.1 Beta - SDK for MeeGo Core OS and supported UXs will be
released during the coming days before the MeeGo Summit conference in
The 1.1 Core OS provides a complete set of enabling technologies for
mobile computing. The MeeGo stack contains Linux Kernel 2.6.35, X.org
server 1.9.0, Web Runtime, Qt 4.7, and Qt Mobility 1.0.2, supporting the
contacts, location, messaging, multimedia, and sensor and service
frameworks. It also includes a number of leading edge components, such as
the oFono telephony stack, the ConnMan connection manager, the Tracker
data indexer, the Telepathy real-time communications framework, the Buteo
sync framework, and many more.
These technologies are brought to application developers through the MeeGo
API, which is based on Qt and other technologies, such as the MeeGo Touch
Framework. Furthermore, with the latest Qt version 4.7 the MeeGo developer
experience is now enhanced with the introduction of QML, the easy to use
scripting technology for animated touch-enabled GUI apps.
The next MeeGo release, version 1.2, is currently scheduled for April,
2011. It will include a Handset UX release with a complete set of
applications, and support for other device usage models.