I'd like to see Meego succeed to keep a truly open environment available for this segment. Between iOS, Android, and Window Phone, Android is the most open but still under control of Google. Intel has given Meego the most freedom of these environments. I hope they find a strong partner to go forward with.
MeeGo merging with Android aint gonna happen. Google already has lot of help in developing Android. But since both Android & MeeGo has Linux Kernel, Intel could try to make it easy for developers to port the Apps from Android, Or even better, just develop a virtual machine to run Android apps on MeeGo.
Here's a new thought. MeeGo can stay the same "underneath" since it is a "safer" Linux-based system (far less bugs and viruses than Microsoft-based systems), it should be marketed/packaged differently. Since it is open source, maybe it could merge with Android OS rather than competing with it per se.
The business decision will drive the technological advancement. Qt has been around for a while, doing not bad. MeeGo seems to be a reasonable good OS and the partnership between Nokia and Intel would likely help MeeGo penetration into the market. Now, with the change, the future of MeeGo is an unknown. Qt's life may be in jeopardy. Which company would be the best option for Intel? Will Windriver be considered? Or shall Intel grow Meego?
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