Intel and Nokia Merge Software Platforms for Future Computing Devices

February 15, 2010

MeeGo* Enables an Open Ecosystem for Rapid Development of Exciting New
User Experiences


    - Global leaders Intel Corporation and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) merge Moblin
      and Maemo to create MeeGo*, a Linux-based software platform that will
      support multiple hardware architectures across the broadest range of
      device segments, including pocketable mobile computers, netbooks,
      tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle
      infotainment systems.

    - MeeGo offers the Qt application development environment, and builds on
      the capabilities of the Moblin core operating system and reference
      user experiences. Using Qt, developers can write once to create
      applications for a variety of devices and platforms, and market them
      through Nokia's Ovi Store and Intel AppUpSM Center.

    - MeeGo will be hosted by the Linux Foundation and governed using the
      best practices of the open source development model. The first release
      of MeeGo is expected in the second quarter of 2010 with devices
      launching later in the year.

    - Nokia and Intel expect MeeGo to be adopted widely by global device
      manufacturers, network operators, semiconductor companies, software
      vendors and developers.

In a significant development in the convergence of communications and
computing, Intel Corporation and Nokia are merging their popular Moblin and
Maemo software platforms. This will create a unified Linux-based platform
that will run on multiple hardware platforms across a wide range of computing
devices, including pocketable mobile computers, netbooks, tablets,
mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems. Called MeeGo,
the open software platform will accelerate industry innovation and
time-to-market for a wealth of new Internet-based applications and services
and exciting user experiences. MeeGo-based devices from Nokia and other
manufacturers are expected to be launched later this year.

This announcement strengthens the Nokia and Intel relationship, and
builds on the companies’ broad strategic collaboration announced in June
. Intel and Nokia now invite participation in MeeGo from existing Maemo
and Moblin global communities and across the communications and computing

“Our vision for seamlessly communicating between computing devices from
the home, auto, office or your pocket is taking a big step forward today with
the introduction of MeeGo,” said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. “This
is a foundational step in our evolving relationship with Nokia. The merging
of these two important assets into an open source platform is critical toward
providing a terrific experience across a variety of devices and gaining
cross-industry support.”

“MeeGo will drive an even wider range of Internet computing and
communication experiences for consumers, on new types of mobile devices,”
said Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, CEO, Nokia. “Through open innovation, MeeGo will
create an ecosystem that is second to none, drawing in players from different
industries. It will support a range of business models across the value
chain, building on the experience and expertise of Nokia, Intel and all those
who will join us. Simply put, MeeGo heralds a new era of mobile computing.”

MeeGo blends the best of Maemo with the best of Moblin to create an open
platform for multiple processor architectures. MeeGo builds on the
capabilities of the Moblin core OS and its support for a wide range of device
types and reference user experiences, combined with the momentum of Maemo in
the mobile industry and the broadly adopted Qt application and UI framework
for software developers.

MeeGo also unites the robust worldwide Maemo and Moblin applications
ecosystems and open source communities. For developers, MeeGo extends the
range of target device segments for their applications. Using Qt for
application development means that they can write applications once and
easily deploy them on MeeGo and across other platforms, for example, on

The Ovi Store will be the channel to market for apps and content for all
Nokia devices, including MeeGo and Symbian-based, with Forum Nokia providing
developer support across all Nokia device platforms. The Intel AppUpSM Center
will be the path to market for Intel-based MeeGo devices from other device
manufacturers, with the Intel(R) Atom(TM) Developer Program providing support
for applications targeting devices in a variety of categories.

The MeeGo software platform, running on high-performance devices, will
deliver a range of Internet, computing and communication experiences, with
visually rich graphics, multitasking and multimedia capabilities and the best
application performance. Since MeeGo runs on multiple device types, people
can keep their favorite applications when they change devices, so they are
not locked into one kind of device or those from any individual manufacturer.

MeeGo Hosted by the Linux Foundation

The MeeGo software platform will be hosted by the Linux Foundation as a
fully open source project, encouraging community participation in line with
the best practices of the open source development model. Intel and Nokia
invite the respective members of Maemo.org and Moblin.org to join the
combined community at MeeGo.com, as well as encouraging wider participation
from the communications, computing and related industries. Developers can
begin writing applications for MeeGo in Qt immediately. The first release of
MeeGo is targeted for the second quarter of this year.

About Intel

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About Nokia

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maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different
ways – fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable
people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive
digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services
for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.


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