At the MeeGo conference 2010 in Dublin, Ireland earlier today, AMD announced its plan to join the MeeGo project. MeeGo, as you might know, is the result of Intel and Nokia combining their mobile operating system projects into a single effort. AMD Software Development Corporate VP Ben Bar-Haim was on hand and had this to say:
"MeeGo represents an exciting, open-source mobile operating system we expect to be adopted by mobile and embedded device makers over time,"
"We are glad to provide engineering resources to joint industry efforts like MeeGo and expect that this operating system will help drive our embedded plans and create expanded market opportunities for our forthcoming Accelerated Processing Units."
A glance at AMD's CPU/APU roadmap adds some clarity to the initially confusing idea of AMD joining forces with Intel. In 2012, AMD plans to release its 28-nm Krishna and Wichita APUs, which are overtly aimed at consumer ultraportables, netbooks, and tablets alike. It just so happens that MeeGo is geared toward the latter two categories, too. Today's move will likely pave the way for AMD-powered MeeGo slates in a year or two. (Thanks to Engadget for the tip.)