Move Over Android, Samsung Checks Out MeeGo

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Samsung is tipped as the next phone manufacturer to give the MeeGo OS a go, as the company looks to diversify its operating systems in a bid to reduce its dependence on Android.

Slashgear reports numerous insiders have confirmed Samsung is interested in the Nokia-Intel forsaken OS, believing it will help it become more competitive.

The news comes after Intel reported it will ease its MeeGo developments due to underwhelming interests from the tablet and smartphone market. In fact, the only phone to use the OS this year will be Nokia’s N9, which is due out next month.

Not only is Samsung concerned by Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, but the company has poured millions into its Galaxy smartphone and tablet range only to have sales fended off by Apple, with injunctions being granted in Australia and European countries preventing their sale.

The company does have its own platform, and although Bada OS has received general acclaim, it lacks the support akin to Android and Apple. Samsung’s investing in the Linux based OS would surely boost Intel’s confidence as, after all, Samsung today is the second largest mobile manufacturer in the world.

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