A 'new era' heralded for mobile computing

17 February 2010 — 7:25 PM

Will your phone run MeeGo?

Mobile phones of the future could be able to communicate directly with computers, televisions, vehicle infotainment systems and portable netbooks following the launch of MeeGo.

Announced this week by Nokia and Intel, the software platform aims to permit the same applications to be used on a variety of different devices, a post on the Nokia Conversations community reveals, which could spur some people to recycle mobile phones and upgrade to devices that can run MeeGo.

It should also mean that applications can be moved directly from one device to another - potentially putting an end to having a desktop version of a program and a less functional mobile equivalent.

Many people could find they are keen to recycle mobile phones in order to upgrade to a handset that supports the software, as part of a move towards a more integrated lifestyle.

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, chief executive officer of Nokia, says: "MeeGo will drive an even wider range of internet computing and communication experiences for consumers, on new types of mobile devices."

Following up on the original post, Nokia Conversations user JBC adds that the integration of services and hardware, along with the usability of the systems that have been incorporated into MeeGo, makes the development "a solid platform for future growth".

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