Intel unveils Moblin 2.1 UI at IDF

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intel Mobilin 2.1 OS

Today  at IDF09 in San Francisco, Intel showcased Moblin  2.1 user interface.This open source Mobile operating system runs on an Atom-based device and this OS is expected to be ready by mid-2010.

Moblin is  open source project focused on the development of Linux for Intel-based devices. It incorporates Intel’s Mobile Internet Device (MID) architecture as well as various other consumer electronic devices, such as mobile handsets.

Moblin 2.1 is said to have heavy social networking integration, widgets, and a panel based interface. Intel claims to have heavily modified the user interface specifically for mobile phones. The demo was done on a MID and an Acer netbook.

According engadget,Intel was not letting anyone try this OS,but they managed to take a look at it, from a distance.

Here’s the demo video of Moblin 2.1 for handhelds that was shown at IDF09

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