Linux Foundation Unveils MeeGo Smart TV Work Group

With Nokia pulling back from the MeeGo on smartphones, I guess it makes sense that Intel and others working on MeeGo would be looking to get the OS into other venues since its future in the smartphone world is murky at best. The Linux Foundation has announced that it has set up a MeeGo Smart TV working group. The working group hopes to drive the evolution of MeeGo within the TV ecosystem and provide an open framework.

Participants in the working group include industry heavyweights Intel, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, and several other companies. MeeGo will be used on set top boxes to allow TV fans to view all sorts of entertainment content from the web on their TV, just as the other smart TV platforms already on the market allow.

The working group will start by defining software components and providing platform standardization. At the same time, it will work to give devs the ability to focus on competitive differentiation within the TV market. The first meeting of the working group will be held next month.