[Gllug] ADVERT Meego gathering in London July 5th

Steve Parker steve at steve-parker.org
Tue Jul 5 21:40:40 UTC 2011

Many thanks for the info, it was an interesting evening and at the end 
they were handing out (well, loaning for 3 years...) tablets. The spec 
is apparently: Atom N450 1.66GHz, 512Kb L2, single core, 2Gb DDR2 667MHz 
RAM, 11.6" LED-backlit capacitive touch screen at 1366x768 (that's as 
good as my 17" laptop!), Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, 64Gb 
SATA SDD, Atheros Wifi. The docs suggest there's a microphone and webcam 
too, but the battery life was about 5 minutes and it comes with a US 
power adapter, which I don't have in my rented flat, so more than that I 
cannot say.

Having written one small Android app, I'm not terribly qualified to talk 
about the SDK etc, but the whole setup does seem a lot less polished 
than the Android stuff that Google have done. But I've only got my 
experience with Android and tonight's talk to base that on, so that 
opinion bears little weight.

The market for these devices is obviously getting a lot of attention at 
the moment, and for a hardware vendor like Intel it's important to build 
up a good software infrastructure around it to sell lots of Atom chips. 
They won't care who makes the machines, or who writes the software, so 
long as they've got Atom CPUs, so it seems to put them in a bit of a 
strange place; they've go t little/no control over Meego, QT, etc, and 
are unlikely to get into building tablets (I guess), but they do have a 
vested interest in the overall platform being a success.

We live in Interesting Times...


On 24/06/11 13:22, Thibaut Rouffineau wrote:
>  Hi
> More of a social note, we are putting together a Meego meetup on the 
> 5th of July at Skills Matter offices in Clerkenwell in the evening.
> A few presentations from Intel who are generously sponsoring the event 
> but mainly a big community gathering with a lot of Meego hardware.
> Registration is here: http://ce1.com/intel/2011/londonappuplab/
> Hope this is useful!
> T
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