Run with MeeGo
The MeeGo v1.1 Netbook UX provides a complete set of core applications and offers a visually rich Netbook user experience that is optimized for power and performance, all built on the latest open-source technologies. Some of the key features include:
Integrated touch support.
Instant access to the core applications from the MeeGo home screen (aka Myzone).
Aggregation of social-networking content, which allows you to view your social-networking activities on one screen as they occur, easily interact with friends and update your status and site information.
For a fast and rich Internet experience, the MeeGo Netbook UX integrates Google Chrome or, if you prefer, a fully open-source browser solution. Google Chromium also is provided.
MeeGo on Netbooks
Experiencing MeeGo on Netbooks is very accessible given their popularity and availability. All you need is a Netbook with an Intel Atom or Intel Core 2 CPU, a USB drive (stick) for saving the MeeGo image and booting with it, and the MeeGo image. Step-by-step instructions are available from meego.com/devices/netbook. Instructions are available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X users, so you have no excuse not to take it for a test-drive.
In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems are devices that deliver navigation, entertainment and networked computing services in vehicles, such as cars, trucks, planes, boats and buses.
Automotive manufacturers in particular are increasingly viewing IVI systems as key differentiators in their products. Drivers and passengers are coming to expect the same type of innovations they see in other devices, such as mobile computers and handsets, in their vehicles. As vehicles become connected to the Internet, the demand for Internet-based entertainment applications and services increases, and MeeGo strives to accelerate the pace of innovation in IVI. The MeeGo IVI software platform is designed to enable rich Internet and multimedia consumer experiences for vehicles. Table 2 provides a quick overview of the key features available in the MeeGo 1.1 IVI release.
Table 2. MeeGo IVI v1.1 Key Feature List
|Sample IVI home screen and taskbar||The taskbar is designed with Automotive Center Console HMI requirements in mind.|
|Text-to-speech (TTS)||TTS is supported using Festival Speech Synthesis and is enabled by default in the ivihome menu navigation.|
|Speech recognition||Initial speech recognition has been added to ivihome using the integrated PocketSphinx 0.6.1 package. It's a lightweight, cross-platform engine that's built using the latest Sphinx speech recognition toolkit. PocketSphinx provides a GStreamer plugin, allowing the application to create a pipeline to parse the human voice, based on words defined in the dictionary. Voice commands for ivihome have been predefined for navigating the scroll menus.|
|MeeGo Touch Framework (MTF)||The MTF integration features sample applications, which include, but are not limited to, the following: video player, song player, photo viewer, hands-free dialer and settings management.|
|Open-source automotive projects||Several packages from open-source automotive projects are available from the repository for audio management, resource management, persistent storage management, CE device management and system health.|