Maemo is a software platform developed by Nokia for smartphones and Internet Tablets. It is based on the Debian Linux distribution. The platform comprises the Maemo operating system and the Maemo SDK. Maemo is mostly based on open source code, and has been developed by Maemo Devices within Nokia in collaboration with many open source projects such as the Linux kernel, Debian, and GNOME.
Moblin, short for ‘mobile Linux’, is an open source operating system and application stack for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), netbooks, nettops and embedded devices. Built around the Intel Atom processor, current builds are designed to minimize boot times and power consumption to create a netbook and MID-centric operating system.
The powers that be at Nokia and Intel have decided to join forces to form Meego and the following two videos explain MeeGo best.
Now for those of you who are more technically minded here’s a version of the video made just for you.
Look forward to an open source standards based environment for mobile phones, netbooks and even smart appliances. You’ll even be able to use applications found in Nokia’s OVI store on your Meego device. Visit the MeeGo site for more info.