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Intel and Nokia have merged their mobile operating systems: Maemo and Moblin (both Linux based) into a new OS called MeeGo which will be a free, open source and it will use Qt as the framework and toolset for application developers.

The new OS will run on X86 and on Arm based hardware. It will be developed as an open project hosted by the Linux Foundation.

Nokia revealed that the MeeGo platform will not replace Symbian, the OS currently used on most Nokia smartphones and refused to comment or reveal any hardware or carrier partners for the new platform.

For more info, visit the MeeGo website.