AMD joins the MeeGo project

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.)

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    • Trymor
    • 9 years ago

    I am rooting hard for MeeGo. The same ‘experience’ from your netbook to the phone to your car, back to your phone, then to your TV when you sit down after work.

    Go MeeGo Go!

    • Hattig
    • 9 years ago

    Cost, Battery Life, OEM Ease of Integration will make the platform a success. It’s the CPU that everyone hoped that Atom would be initially. This can handle Windows 7. This can play HD videos without auxiliary chips. This can even game reasonably well.

    [Compared to the POS HP2133 I have (1.2GHz VIA C7) it’ll look like a Core i7. Yet that’s more than okay for browsing.]

    28nm will be interesting. Krishna is looking to be a direct shrink, presumably to reduce power use even further. Wichita is a quad-core version, to keep a product at a specific power level (18W) most likely. Maybe they will both have Turbo features (esp. the quad version) too.

      • poulpy
      • 9 years ago

      Anandtech doesn’t seem to point to a disappointment and TR were more than pleased with the platform in their review. Why so sad?

      • TaBoVilla
      • 9 years ago

      I wouldn’t call it disappointing at all, it’s a preview. This set’s performance expectations.. Now, the true functionality of the platform will be dictated by the final implementation and that is yet to be seen.

      Size and battery life of devices will make the platform successful. Sure, it’s closer to atom than what I had expected, but at the same time, what were people hoping for? never was it going to be faster than older athlonsx2’s, but athlons never dwelve into those low low power envelopes. Pineview was supposed to appear in smartphones sometime this and next year, but we have yet to see pinetrail in any similar form, it’s not exciting I guess..

      Die size is great for dual core cpu + gpu, and process improvements with time will allow it to hit higher clock speeds at the same envelopes. AMD aims at making APUs cheap, and get them in all portable devices. I foresee many design wins as Atom is just a bad name now.

    • DancinJack
    • 9 years ago

    Sorry to be off topic but does anyone know what the codename Wichita is based on?

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 9 years ago

    So does this mean moblin 2.0 is never coming out!?

      • Game_boy
      • 9 years ago

      I’m sure they’ll reuse the technology if not. Moblin was never meant to be a commercial distribution, just a staging ground for mobile-oriented development.

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