Skip to main content

Fate of Intel's MeeGo Mobile Operating System Unknown

After a less-than-enthusiastic response from mainstream vendors, rumor has it that chip maker Intel plans to sideline its mobile operating system MeeGo.

Much like Hewlett-Packard, who started sending out confusing messages regarding the future of its own mobile operating system, WebOS, Intel has also been sending unclear messages about the future of its OS.

"We remain committed to MeeGo and open source, and will continue to work with the community to help develop and meet the needs of customers and end users,” an Intel spokesperson said in a statement, as reported by Rethink Wireless.

But there were reports that LG and ZTE have expressed interest in embracing the platform as it could accommodate their products and increase competition with Android. This could be exciting for those interested in mobile technology to see how this drama unfolds over the next few months.

As of now, Intel seems undecided about the future of MeeGo. Because of the many reports surfacing about whether Intel plans to retire the OS, it is impossible at this time to make an accurate prediction as to its fate.