On Feb 11, 2011 industry leaders Nokia and Microsoft announced plans to form a broad partnership that would utilize there complementary strengths. While there was nothing specifically stated about the future of the MeeGo OS, it appears that both companies will have there hand’s full and the chance’s of it ever making it into a mainstream OS competitor are stacked against it.
MeeGo itself is the product of a partnership between Nokia and Intel to try to bring the best of Maebo and Moblin together. Through borrowing the Moblin core, this should bring all the power of a full fledged OS, to mobile devices. With the integration of the UI (User Interface) from Maemo consumer’s can expect the same user friendly system we have come to expect.
Putting a personal touch on thing’s, Jozef Kocúr has displayed his easy to use UI concept for the MeeGo OS. As seen below, it features a side scrolling layout. Inside of this, each panel has a column. The very bottom of the screen has a menu with heading’s for Board, Applications, Now, Social, Media and System. The easy to read font, catchy icon’s and cohesive color scheme make this concept esthetically pleasing as well.
The concept makes MeeGo look phenomenal, and hopefully it will help to push the development forward. It has been announced that the first system’s with MeeGo on them will be released in the second quarter of 2011, hopefully they keep to this without delays!