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28 September 2010, 18:45

MeeGo port for Dell Streak, HTC Desire and Nexus One

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Various developers have ported the handset variant of MeeGo, a platform mainly sponsored by Intel and Nokia, to a variety of smartphones that ship with Google's Android. A page in the MeeGo wiki provides details about the ports' current state of development and shows a Nexus One and a HTC Desire with the MeeGo handset user interface. Another photo shows a MeeGo command line log-in prompt on a Dell Streak.

All three devices use the Snapdragon QSD8250 processor. Various driver components for this processor's graphics core are not available under an open source licence. As the graphics drivers used with Android can't just be transferred to MeeGo, and, as the wiki page says, the drivers aren't available elsewhere, the ports don't support the graphics core's hardware acceleration. This means that, as demonstrated by the developers in a video, the user interface is exceedingly sluggish. The current ports are, therefore, unsuitable for everyday use.


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