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Linpus announces support for MeeGo™ on the connected TV platform

Posted: 2010-10-25

Tags: MeeGO, SmartTV, Intel, linpus, WLAN, Bluetooth


Linpus announces support for MeeGo™ on the connected TV platform
 
Taipei, Taiwan, October 25th - Linpus, a leader in the field of open source operating system solutions for smart devices, announced today their support for MeeGo on the Connected TV platform.
Linpus originally developed their smartTV solution for a range of Arm processors. They will now make it MeeGo compliant and available for the Intel® Atom™ processor.

“We believe that MeeGo is an excellent platform for the kind of services needed to succeed in this market,” said Rita Jing, vice president of sales at Linpus. “As we have so much experience working on MeeGo we know we can deliver a outstanding solution.”

Jing went on the talk about how MeeGo on the TV set had many advantages. MeeGo delivers a complete, open standards-based Linux stack, optimized for living room devices, such as Blu-ray players, set top boxes, and digital TVs. Because MeeGo is designed as a cross platform operating system it is will allow users to enjoy access to multiple applications, services, and their personal media smoothly while either watching TV and then smoothly transfer to a smartphone, netbook or tablet.

Linpus' original solution, which is shipping in China, was designed with the unique requirements of the connected TV experience in mind, namely: the large screen of your TV, the need to integrate with your normal TV programming, and the need to input and communicate through a remote control, wireless keyboard and mouse. Linpus SmartTV solution has a highly innovative TV-like user interface allowing you to quickly move between your TV, browser, music and videos.

It has the following features:
* Innovative TV-like interface
* Media center
* Input through remote control, wireless and virtual keyboards and a mouse
* Powerful web browser
* USB and memory card – Quickly plug external storage
* Connectivity – LAN, WLAN and bluetooth

Linpus said the solution would be available in the 1st quarter of 2011.

About Linpus Technologies, Inc.
Linpus (www.linpus.com) has worked on open source solutions across numerous platforms and products, garnering a reputation for engineering excellence as well as highly intuitive user interfaces. Its mobile and web operating system, Linpus Lite, is the choice of several of the world’s largest computer manufacturers, making it a leading product in the netbook and nettop space.

Linpus and the Linpus logo are trademarks of Linpus Technologies, Inc.  Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Intel and Intel Atom are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

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