AMD announced that it is joining the MeeGo open source Linux operating system for mobile and embedded devices.
“MeeGo represents an exciting, open-source mobile operating system we expect to be adopted by mobile and embedded device makers over time,” said AMD software boss Ben Bar-Haim in a blog post on the chipmaker’s web site.
The highest profile supporters of the MeeGo operating system were previously Nokia and Intel. The impetus behind the move to support the Linux-based operating system is to create a viable mobile operating system that is optimised to run on processors using the x86 instruction set.
”Built from the ground up for a whole new class of mobile computing devices, MeeGo gives companies like AMD and its partners unlimited opportunities to accelerate innovation for the next generation of computing,” said Linux foundation boss Jim Zemlin.
AMD said that it sees MeeGo as a potential new market for the firm’s upcoming Fusion combined CPU/GPU parts that it calls accelerated processing units, or APUs.