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Intel hunts for MeeGo deals, says Nokia should use Android

updated 01:25 pm EST, Thu February 17, 2011

Intel confident in finding new MeeGo partner

During an analyst meeting htis week, Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini said his company was looking for other MeeGo partners in the wake of Nokia's Microsoft deal. He further accused the phone maker of dropping the co-developed OS in favor of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 after being offered "incredible" amounts of money. Both Google and Microsoft offered Nokia money to adopt their OS, the Intel chief claimed.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was further criticized by Intel's chief as having made a mistake by going with WP7 instead of Android. "I wouldn't have made the decision he made, I would probably have gone to Android if I were him," Otellini said. "MeeGo would have been the best strategy but [Elop] concluded he couldn't afford it."

Otellini also believed it will be hard for Nokia to stand out using Windows Phone 7, and it'd be easier do so with Android. Microsoft granted Nokia special license to customize WP7, however, where HTC and others still have to cling to the core Microsoft interface.

The Intel chief remained confident about replacing Nokia, mirroring recent statements from provider Orange that providers favor an open mobile ecosystem such as MeeGo's.

MeeGo was the product of merging Intel's Linux-based Maemo and Moblin operating systems.

by MacNN Staff



  1. BigMac2

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Nokia will be the loser

    Nokia's fate is seal, with an outsourced mobile OS, Nokia's brand is nothing more than LG, HTC, Samsung, etc. Once those company put Android or Windows 7 phone OS on their product, It's not an HTC or Nokia in customer hands anymore, but an Android or Windows 7 Phone (whatever M$ call it). Customer ask for Android phones, not HTC or Samsung phone. Nokia will suffer the same fate.

  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969



    or is it Nokioid?
    or Droidokia?

    Microkia just sounds like a small Korean auto outfit.

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