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Intel may launch tablets with MeeGo OS this year

The tablets might come out this fall and would compete with Windows 7, Android, iOS

The lesser-known MeeGo OS, developed by Intel and Nokia, is a Linux-based operating system designed primarily for netbooks, tablets and other mobile devices. Tablets running this OS have been shown last year in prototype form by Intel, and may finally see a release later this year if reports by PCWorld are spot on.

Currently, the unannounced tablets are expected to carry Intel Atom Oak Trail processors and WiMAX 4G broadband, which are similar to the features revealed by the prototype tablet Intel demoed last year. Other specifications are unknown until Intel decides to officially reveal the tablets to the public, possibly this June at the Computex Taipei tradeshow, according to Fudzilla.

Many big name computer companies are jumping on the tablet bandwagon this year with several announced releases, such as from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Samsung, to name a few. Therefore, expecting tablet hardware from Intel in order to push their MeeGo OS might not be all that surprising. Unfortunately for Intel, their tablets would be walking right into an intense market dominated by Windows 7, Android, and Apple iOS. How well MeeGo would perform against these established operating systems is uncertain.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-01-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)