MeeGo is a cross-platform Linux environment designed to run on low power netbooks, tablets, smartphones, and in-vehicle computer systems. But just because MeeGo runs on all of those devices doesn’t mean it runs the same way on all of those platforms. For instance, while you might expect the user interface for tablets and smartphones to be similar, it’s not.

Now here’s the interesting bit: The smartphone user interface is available for download, while the tablet UI isn’t currently ready for public consumption. But it turns out that if you know what you’re doing, you can convince the smartphone version of MeeGo to run on a tablet, and you know what? It looks great.

MeeGo’s smartphone UI includes a decent software keyboard, a full screen web browser based on Fennec (an early build of Firefox Mobile), and a very finger-friendly application launcher as well as apps including a contact manager, calendar, and Linux terminal.

You can check out a video of MeeGo handset on a tablet after the break.

via My Nokia Blog and GottaBeMobile

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One reply on “MeeGo handset UI loaded on a tablet, just for kicks”

  1. You mean an operating system creating for a small touch screen works on a large touch screen? Somebody should tell Apple and Google about this. It would be cool to see iOS and Android loaded on to larger…oh wait. Duh.

    This is an interesting video, but it also makes me wonder what the real difference is between a tablet a phone is. Is it just a bigger screen? Seems like they’re either all tablers or none of them are tablets. What gives?

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