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MeeGo 1.2 Released

MeeGo 1.2 lands for netbooks and tablets, leaves handsets hanging on the telephone and new audio and networking stacks have also been added for A2DP streaming and HSPA+ support.By this release developers to start creating software for various device categories on Intel Atom and ARMv7 architectures and this means that over the next few months we should see MeeGo being more prominent in the smartphone market, provided developers and hardware manufacturers decide to pick up the OS and run with it…………..

 

The MeeGo project developers have announced the release of MeeGo 1.2, described as a solid baseline for device vendors and developers to start creating software for various device categories and promising mobile operating system which can run on a number of devices including smartphones, MIDs, Tablets, Netbooks and In-Vehicle systems. This release provides a solid baseline for device vendors and developers to start creating software for various device categories on Intel Atom and ARMv7 architectures.The MeeGo 1.2 Core OS provides a complete set of enabling technologies for mobile computing.

Some highlights of the MeeGo Core stack include:

  • MeeGo Reference Kernels supporting a variety of Intel Atom and ARMv7 platforms.
  • QML Application Framework and extended Qt-Mobility APIs, including additional location, system, connectivity, and sensor/haptic capabilities for rapid, rich, application development.
  • Enhanced Telephony and Connectivity capabilities, including:
    • GSM, GPRS, and HSPA+ network support
    • SIM Application Toolkit
    • Expanded Bluetooth profiles
    • Expanded VPN and wireless authentication methods
    • USB, WiFi, and BT-PAN data tethering capability
    • Enhance multimedia support, including RTSP streaming with progressive download

This release also includes the following:

  • Netbook UX 1.2 complete set of core applications for netbooks.
  • In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) UX 1.2 includes a sample IVI Homescreen and speech recognition enabled Application Launcher built with QML, as well as a collection of commonly used applications.
  • Tablet Developer Preview
  • MeeGo SDK 1.2 for MeeGo Core OS and supported UXs.

 

The MeeGo Netbook User Experience includes:

  • Visually rich netbook user experience, built on the latest open source technologies.
  • Touch support integrated on netbooks/nettops.
  • Instant access to your calendar, tasks, appointments, recently used files, and real-time social networking updates through the home screen.
  • Aggregation of your social networking content. This allows you to see your social networking activities on one screen, easily interact with your friends, and update your status and site information.
  • For a fast and rich internet experience: MeeGo Netbook user experience integrates Google Chrome or, if you prefer a fully open source browser solution, Google Chromium is also provided.
  • Easy to use applications for email, calendar, and media player.
  • Power and performance optimization.
  • Languages: Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Swedish, Polish, Finnish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, English, and British English.

MeeGo v1.2 Core Software Platform Features include:

  • Complete MeeGo Compliance packages for ensured compatibility.
  • GCC 4.5.1 toolchain with great support for the Intel Atom* micro-architecture and the Intel SSSE3 instruction set, as well as with great ARM support. It has Linaro 2010.09 patches adding hard floating-point for all known ARMV7-A chipsets including Tegra2 and Marvell chips with sub-architectures of Thumb2/Neon.
  • Linux kernel 2.6.37, with support for Intel Atom processor Z6xx series family and Nokia N900 with working power-management and numerous bug fixes.
  • X.org Server 1.9.0 and Mesa 7.9.1, for improved 2D and 3D graphics performance.
  • Qt 4.7.2 and Qt-mobility 1.2, providing a rich set of APIs for creating compelling applications that include location, sensors, contacts, and messaging. The new version of Qt enables GLLE-only builds and adds multi-point touch support through XInput2 API and many performance optimizations. On the ARM side, it conducts ARMv7 optimizations and runtime detection for enabling NEON optimization. For Qt-mobility 1.2, it adds a new connectivity subpackage and enhanced camera support, it also adds libva and GLESv2 shader support.
  • New Connman connection manager with a lot of bug fixes and new features like tethering, openvpn, setting proxy auto-configuration, IPV6 DNS connections and regulatory domain settings, and more.
  • New Ofono telephony stack with extensive bug-fixes and features like support for many new modems, improved SSN and voicecall handling, multiple AT channels, call forwarding and SIM refresh, emergency calls without SIM/PIN, and more.
  • Pulseaudio 0.9.22 with all required support for resource policy management, audio management, and phone calls. Supports bluetooth A2DP for mp3 direct streaming.
  • Gstreamer 0.10.32.
  • New resource policy management framework with working audio route in both IA and N900 platforms.
  • PackageKit 0.6.13: supports more proxies, including http_proxy, https_proxy, socks_proxy and no_proxy; supports cancel operations while downloading/installing packages. Supports downloading raw RPM packages directly.

The MeeGo v1.2 for IVI release includes:

  • A sample IVI Homescreen and speech recognition enabled application launch menu built with QML, and a collection of commonly used QML based applications. The application launch menu can be controlled by speech, or by a Contour ShuttleXpress scroll wheel, touch screen, or mouse and is designed to reflect the scroll wheel usage, with the ability to spin through the menu options and make selections or go back, by pressing two buttons or by tapping the touch screen.
  • TTS (Text-to-speech) is supported using Festival Speech Synthesis. TTS is enabled by default in the Homescreen menu navigation.
  • Speech recognition for the application launch menu uses the integrated PocketSphinx 0.6.1 package, which is a lightweight, cross-platform engine built using the Sphinx speech recognition toolkit. PocketSphinx provides a GStreamer plugin, allowing the application to create a pipeline to parse the human voice, based on words defined in the dictionary. Voice commands for the homescreen application launch menu have been pre-defined for navigating the scroll menus. Additional voice commands may be added by application developers.
  • QT-Mobility (QML) integration and QML based sample applications which include, but are not limited to: video player, song player, photo viewer, settings management, and MeeGo Touch Framework based sample applications provided along with MeeGo 1.1 IVI. An updated version of the MeeGo 1.1 IVI handsfree dialer is also included.
  • MeeGo Core OS: The MeeGo In-Vehicle Infotainment image includes the MeeGo 1.2 Core OS.

 

The MeeGo Netbook User Experience includes:

  • Visually rich netbook user experience, built on the latest open source technologies.
  • Touch support integrated on netbooks/nettops.
  • Instant access to your calendar, tasks, appointments, recently used files, and real-time social networking updates through the home screen.
  • Aggregation of your social networking content. This allows you to see your social networking activities on one screen, easily interact with your friends, and update your status and site information.
  • For a fast and rich internet experience: MeeGo Netbook user experience integrates Google Chrome or, if you prefer a fully open source browser solution, Google Chromium is also provided.
  • Easy to use applications for email, calendar, and media player.
  • Power and performance optimized.
  • Languages: Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Swedish, Polish, Finnish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, English, and British English.
  • MeeGo Core OS: The MeeGo Netbook image includes the MeeGo 1.2 Core OS.

 

Downloads:

  1. Download MeeGo v1.2 Core Software Platform : Here
  2. Download MeeGo v1.2 for Netbooks : Here
  3. Download MeeGo v1.2 for In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) : Here
  4. Download MeeGo v1.2 for Netbooks (Google Chrome Browser) : Here
  5. Download MeeGo SDK for Linux : Here
  6. Download MeeGo SDK for Windows : Here

Updates :

  1. Download MeeGo v1.1.4 Core Update : Here
  2. Download MeeGo v1.1.4 Netbook Update : Here
  3. Download MeeGo v1.1.3 Core Update : Here
  4. Download MeeGo v1.1.3 Netbook Update : Here
  5. Download MeeGo 1.1.2 SDK Update: Here

 

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