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Echoing Adobe’s strategy for accelerating platform adoption, that lets developers write once, deploy across many devices, Nokia and Intel announced a marriage of their Linux based mobile operating systems. Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin will combine to form MeeGo, creating what the companies are positioning as an "alternative" open source platform. MeeGo is not intended to replace Symbian, and apps deployed on MeeGo can also be offered via Symbian devices. Combining the two Linux projects may help consolidate Nokia’s and Intel’s individual campaigns to bring developers to their platforms, but neither individual operating system has so far gained critical mass with consumers to make a serious run at Google, Apple and RIM. Some speculate the move will most likely bear fruit for the partnership in connected devices besides mobile phones, particularly netbooks.
In other MWC news today, carriers worldwide are banding together to create an international app store alliance called the Wholesale Applications Community. Ambitious in its aspiration, the alliance claims it “will deliver scale unparalleled by any application distribution ecosystem in existence today.” Working with standards and APIs under the OMTP BONDI initiative, members of the mobile community share the goal to de-fragment mobile marketplaces and enable local developers to gain worldwide reach easily.