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 MeeGo 1.1 Released
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Message Text: The MeeGo open source software project released version 1.1 today. MeeGo 1.1 adds to the existing codebase with support for touch-based devices such as tablets and IVI systems, and introduces a reference handset user experience including support for voice calls and messaging.

The release is targeted for the developer ecosystem, especially operating system and device vendors.

MeeGo 1.1. provides a baseline for device vendors and developers to start creating software for various device categories on Intel Atom* and ARMv7 architectures.

This release includes:

* Core OS 1.1 ? consolidated common base operating system for all UXs
* Netbook UX 1.1 - complete set of core applications for netbooks
* In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) UX 1.1 ? includes a sample IVI home screen and taskbar built with Qt 4.7 and speech recognition
* Handset UX 1.1 - technology snapshot implements basic development UX for voice calling, SMS messaging, web browsing, music and video playback, photo viewing, and connection management
* SDK 1.1 Beta - SDK for MeeGo Core OS and supported UXs will be released during the coming days before the MeeGo Summit conference in Dublin.

The 1.1 Core OS provides a complete set of enabling technologies for mobile computing. The MeeGo stack contains Linux Kernel 2.6.35, X.org server 1.9.0, Web Runtime, Qt 4.7, and Qt Mobility 1.0.2, supporting the contacts, location, messaging, multimedia, and sensor and service frameworks. It also includes a number of leading edge components, such as the oFono telephony stack, the ConnMan connection manager, the Tracker data indexer, the Telepathy real-time communications framework, the Buteo sync framework, and many more.

These technologies are brought to application developers through the MeeGo API, which is based on Qt and other technologies, such as the MeeGo Touch Framework. Furthermore, with the latest Qt version 4.7 the MeeGo developer experience is now enhanced with the introduction of QML, the easy to use scripting technology for animated touch-enabled GUI apps.

The next MeeGo release, version 1.2, is currently scheduled for April, 2011. It will include a Handset UX release with a complete set of applications, and support for other device usage models.
 
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