Smartphone and Smart Device Platform Profile: MeeGo

Date: May 22, 2010
Pages: 16
Price:
US$ 1,495.00
Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF)
ID: SF64AF70960EN
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Smartphone and Smart Device Platform Profile: MeeGo
This profile looks at the newly announced MeeGo platform for smartphones and other consumer electronics devices. It considers the platform from a telecoms operator, handset manufacturer, and application developer perspective.

MeeGo represents the first concerted technology industry effort to create a complete, robust, and scalable device and application platform that can also span an array of different device categories, both current and emerging, while offering OEMs and service providers complete freedom to modify the platform and user experience as desired. But while MeeGo looks set to enjoy first-mover advantage in its efforts to achieve these aims, Ovum doubts its short-term ability to upset the increasingly vertically integrated, vendor-driven offerings from Apple, Google, and Microsoft.
Executive summary
In a nutshell
Ovum view
MeeGo market prospects
MeeGo devices will proliferate…
… but traction with developers is harder to achieve
Taking the big prize will require big investment
SWOT analysis
Strengths
  Telecoms operators
  Device manufacturers
  Developers
Weaknesses
  Telecoms operators
  Device manufacturers
  Developers
Opportunities
  Telecoms operators
  Device manufacturers
  Developers
Threats
  Telecoms operators
  Device manufacturers
  Developers
Customer base
  Device manufacturers
  Telecoms operators
  Developers
Technology overview
A new Linux distribution, not just a sum of two parts
App development benefits from simplicity and reuse
Device OEMs will have greater hardware freedom
Brand transition precedes full technology convergence

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Maemo versions since 2007: key differences
Table 2: Moblin versions since 2007: key differences

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Number of mobile device OSs that developers are already supporting or are prepared to support
Figure 2: Number of web platforms that mobile application developers are already supporting or are prepared to support
Figure 3: Simplified MeeGo architecture
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