EE Times reports Intel has dropped support for its MeeGo mobile operating system, instead the company will promote the Tizen project. The initial release of Tizen is anticipated by Q1 2012 and the first Tizen-based devices should follow by mid-2012.
Chip giant Intel has decided to drop its MeeGo mobile operating system in favor of the Tizen project announced by two Linux-oriented non-profit groups, the LiMo Foundation and the Linux Foundation.
That is according to Imad Sousou, the director of Intel's Open Source Technology Center, writing to this effect in a MeeGo blog entry that is now hosted on the Linux Foundation website.
The Tizen project is hosted at the Linux Foundation and offers an operating system and an HTML5 development environment within which applications can be produced to run on multiple types of hardware. Smartphones, tablet computers and automobile infotainment are all being targeted by Tizen