When Nokia announced that they would be using Windows Phone 7 as their primary smartphone operating system, many wondered about the fate of their other OS, MeeGo, which they were developing in a partnership with Intel. Based on the silence of Intel and the content of Nokia's announcement, many figured the open-source OS project was dead.
Apparently, Intel has now decided that they won't let MeeGo go down without a fight. The company stated today that they "remain committed to MeeGo and open source, and will continue to work with the community to help develop and meet the needs of customers and end users." This doesn't sound like they will be putting too much effort into it, but anything is better than them letting MeeGo die.
Before the Nokia/Windows Phone 7 deal, MeeGo was shaping up to be a very good OS. Combined with Nokia's hardware, many thought it had the potential to threaten Android and iOS. As such, many people (including me) were saddened when Nokia announced they would no longer be working on MeeGo. Even if it doesn't work out, I am glad to see that Intel is at least giving MeeGo a little bit of a chance.[OS News]