AMD joins Intel-led MeeGo smartphone project

HELSINKI Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:06am EST

HELSINKI Nov 15 (Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices AMD.N said on Monday it has joined open source MeeGo project, led by rival Intel (INTC.O) and Nokia (NOK1V.HE), aiming to tap potential growth in demand for devices using the new platform.

Earlier this year, Intel and Nokia unveiled a plan to create MeeGo, a merger of Nokia's Linux Maemo software platform with Intel's Moblin, which is also based on Linux open-source software. [ID:nLDE61E0Z2]

The MeeGo operating system was designed for netbooks, tablets, in-vehicle infotainment systems and smartphones. (Reporting by Tarmo Virki; Editing by Dan Lalor)