Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Finds: early preview of Intel's MeeGo tablet UI

Not enough innovation here to create an ecosystem. Ben. 

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Hands on with Intel's MeeGo tablet UI: good ideas, rough edges




Although Nokia is gutting its commitment to MeeGo, the platform still has support from a number of other prominent hardware vendors. Intel, which originally cofounded MeeGo with Nokia last year, has released an experimental "pre-alpha" build of its MeeGo tablet environment.

The software was unveiled at Mobile World Congress this week and is being demonstrated on the Atom-based ExpoPC tablet. It is built with Nokia's Qt development toolkit and uses the powerful Qt Quick framework for much of the user interface. It appears to be at a relatively early stage of development and is still lacking a lot of basic capabilities, but many of the underlying concepts are promising.


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