AMD signs up to Intel-backed MeeGo

The Intel-backed Nokia collaboration, MeeGo, for embedded devices has seen AMD enter the fray. It announced at the MeeGo Conference 2010, Dublin that it will be providing engineering help for the fledgling platform.

AMD will be wading into The Linux Foundation’s MeeGo open source Linux project. Embedded devices are going to be huge so it makes sense for AMD to be backing the project. It says MeeGo will pair up icely with AMD’s plans for embedded devices – as well as a way to flog on the upcoming Accelerated Processing Units.

The MeeGo OS will be used mainly for mobile hardware such as smart phones, tablets and notebooks – as well as in vehicles. 

It will be interesting to see where AMD goes with MeeGo. While it is an open source project it was created earlier this year by Nokia and bitter rival Intel bringing together the Moblin and Maemo projects into one joint effort. 

Must AMD hop on its own rival’s open source frankenstein to keep its foot in the door for future technologies?