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MeeGo Available Now for Download Onto Your N900

MeeGo Available Now for Download Onto Your N900

MeeGo was announced a little over a month ago, and it looks like they are right on schedule. Today marks the official announcement that you can download a developer's build of MeeGo for your Nokia N900, if you are so inclined. Though, we wouldn't feel right if we didn't tell you (in fact, warn you) that this is an early, early view of the MeeGo platform. It's intended for developer's who want to see it before it reaches maturity, so to speak, and therefore in no way shape or form is it ready for mass consumption.

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Aava Mobile Intel Moorestown MID hands-on

Aava Mobile Intel Moorestown MID hands-on

Intel brought along their second Moorestown-based MID to MWC 2010, made by Aava Mobile, and we grabbed a chance to try out both the Moblin and the Android versions.  No matter the OS, the hardware is the same: a considerable touchscreen, WiFi and 3G, along with the usual sensors - GPS, accelerometer, digital compass - and both front and rear facing cameras.

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LG GW990 Moorestown smartphone coming 2H2010

LG GW990 Moorestown smartphone coming 2H2010

LG's GW990 Moorestown-based smartphone had its first official demonstration today, during the Intel CES 2010 keynote this morning.  The smartphone - which runs Intel's Moblin Linux-based open source OS - is expected to arrive on the market in the second half of 2010, complete with a 4.8-inch wide-aspect touchscreen and HSPA connectivity.

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MID development slashed as manufacturer interest wanes?

Many have accused Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) as being gadgets in dire search of a purpose, and despite Intel's push for the segment the talk out of Taipei is that the ultraportable touchscreen handhelds are having a difficult time finding traction among manufacturers.  DigiTimes is reporting that several companies originally signed up to Intel's Mobile Internet Device Innovation Alliance (MIDIA) have axed MID development, while those manufacturers who have actually shipped devices have only done so in numbers described as "very weak".

Apple reject Intel Moorestown as too power-hungry?

Rumors are circulating that Apple has rejected Intel's Moorestown chips as unsuitable for their mobile device range, after Cupertino engineers decided that the Intel CPUs demanded far too much power.  According to Fudzilla, Apple have informed Intel that Moorestown needs to have one-tenth the idle power consumption it manages currently before it'll be suitable for any of Apple's devices.

Intel Moorestown Moblin v2.1 MID gets hands-on demo [Video]

Intel Moorestown Moblin v2.1 MID gets hands-on demo [Video]

Intel have rolled out plenty of mockups, conceptual art, non-functional prototypes and fancy slides over the past few months to show us what Moblin running on a Moorsetown-based MID might look like, but we've had to wait until IDF this past week to get a decent sighting of the platform in action.  MID Moves sat down with an Inventec prototype running Moblin 2.1; you can see their hands-on video after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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Intel Moblin v2.1 mobile UI gets video demo at IDF

Intel have been demonstrating their latest work on Moblin, the open-source OS they've been so instrumental in developing, including v2.1 of the user interface for handhelds and mobile devices.  MID Moves were on hand to grab all the details, including a video demo of "MyZone", Intel's pulling together of calendar, news, social media and more.

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NEC pledge WiMAX support to Moblin-based PNDs and mobile devices

NEC pledge WiMAX support to Moblin-based PNDs and mobile devices

NEC have announced that they will be supporting Moblin-based mobile devices and in-car PNDs with WiMAX functionality.  The company already develops WiMAX mobile broadband modules and has recently unveiled a battery-powered WiMAX router; this new announcement will see Intel's open-source Moblin OS get native support for the high-speed wireless technology.

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Intel and Google in talks for Android MIDs?

Google and Intel are reportedly working together, regarding support for the Android platform on Intel-based MIDs.  While that might seem slightly unusual - given that Intel has been heavily promoting its Moblin open-source platform for MIDs and netbooks - according to Taiwanese MID manufacturers it's all part of the chip company's plan to be "the hardware platform of choice".

Intel “important announcement” to be Nokia MID?

Intel “important announcement” to be Nokia MID?

Intel are about to announce a deal whereby they will supply Nokia with mobile processors, according to an anonymous Bloomberg tipster.  The deal is expected to be revealed today in a conference call with Anand Chandrasekher, senior VP of Intel's ultra-mobility group; Intel themselves have only confirmed that they have an "important announcement" to make.

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MID sales just 15% of Intel’s predictions claim manufacturers

MID sales just 15% of Intel’s predictions claim manufacturers

We've seen multiple Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) over the past week, as Computex brings the latest hardware out of the woodwork, but is the whole endeavor an exercise in futility?  According to sources at manufacturers, sales of Intel-based MIDs have been just 30,000 units, far less than Intel's own predictions of 150,000 to 200,000 units.

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Intel buy embedded software experts Wind River

Intel buy embedded software experts Wind River

Intel have bought embedded software specialists Wind River Systems for $884m, in a deal that will see the firm assist in the development of Mobile Internet Devices and other non-traditional computing.  Wind River are perhaps best known in open-source circles for their Android distribution; however the company also has its own OS, VxWorks, a real-time multicore operating system.

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