Swindon, England and Paris, March 3, 2010 (ots/PRNewswire) - Intel and
Orange today announced a strategic agreement to deliver Orange
multimedia services across a number of devices based on the Intel(R)
Atom(TM) Processor and MeeGo software platform. MeeGo, a result of a
merger of the Linux-based Moblin(TM) and Maemo software projects
unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, enables an open
software environment for rapid development of a range of smart,
PC-like devices and exciting new services.
Establishing a common software framework across multiple devices,
ranging from smartphones and tablets to netbooks, Intel and Orange
will simplify access to an increasingly mobile and personalized
internet and drive uptake of new and existing applications and
services. 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
Intel and Orange will work to increase the availability of Orange
Signature Services, such as Orange TV and Orange Maps, which will be
supported by the MeeGo environment. Intel and Orange will also work
to harness the potential of a converging computing and
communication's platform enabling customers to enjoy services across
multiple devices and screens.
"Seventy-five percent of our customer base has yet to embrace the
mobile internet. With the increasing number of phones and operating
systems for customers to choose from, it is our role to make sure our
customer's journey into this richer mobile multimedia environment is
simple and easy," said Yves Maitre, SVP Devices, Orange Group. "Our
collaboration with Intel on the MeeGo software platform will not only
ensure a broader choice in terms of screens and devices, but that
customers continue to benefit from a consistent user experience
delivered through Orange Signature services, including a customized
home-screen they trust and recognize, the highest quality network and
secure and simplified billing."
"The Intel Atom processor has been a terrific success in the
marketplace so far," said Doug Fisher, vice president, Software and
Services Group and general manager, Systems Software Division, Intel
Corporation. "Combined with the MeeGo software platform, these
PC-like devices will deliver a wealth of Internet, computing and
communications experiences with rich graphics, multitasking and
multimedia capabilities and the best applications performance. Orange
and Intel share a similar vision around digital devices and consumer
experiences and our joint work will connect people to the content
that matters most, wherever they may be."
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develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually
advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel
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