MeeGo vs Android: 5 Reasons why MeeGo can’t compare with ANDROID
During a press event at the Mobile World Congress, Nokia and Intel announced the MeeGo platform, a merge of Maemo and Moblin. MeeGo will be rolled out on Media phones, Netbooks, Pocketables/Handhelds, In-car entertainment systems as well as Connected TVs.
In a classic 3-way clash of the Titans with Google clearly taking the lead, and Nokia/Intel deciding to join hands in reply.Meanwhile, the open-Community is getting really excited about MeeGo being an open platform.
Also for the first time are we seeing such major names backing an open-source initiative.
But is MeeGo the way to go??… Not Really.
Here are 5 MAJOR REASONS why MeeGo can’t Compare to ANDROID…
 Manners maketh a man, Services maketh a platform.
Google’s Android is NOT just another platform. Its a total new approach towards computing. What initially might seems like a innocent foray into mobile computing on the part of the search-giant, has not yet been showcased to its fullest extent. Google plays a major role in connecting people with its wide plethora of services. Once the dust settles down ANDROID is the clear winner with a powerful back-end and content-delivery system that has worked once for Google and totally decimated the opposition. Period.
First come first serve. Thats the rule-of-thumb in this generation of tech-driven innovation. Where Google scored was its early entry into the market. Android was established at a time Symbian was dying a slow and painful death.
It was a totally unheard-of concept- “A major developer opening its source to the masses”. People embraced Android with open arms. And the constant support and community interest is currently reflected in the constantly evolving ANDROID. It seems a far cry for even NOKIA or INTEL to even make a dent in the the massive “Faithful” user-base which Google has acquired with Android.
 Too many cooks…
Too many cooks spoil the broth. This is equally true for any device as well. Thats the only reason why Microsoft is Bleeding with every X-Box sold; and yet unable to do anything.
MeeGo is a Stop-Gap attempt on the part of Nokia/Intel and as such is not even a remotely comparable to Android. Industry Giants Nokia and Intel,though not exactly competing against each other, are rivals competing for a larger market-share.
Also, while Nokia has always played the “Symbian-card” to lock users in, Intel’s “Innovations” and feature-rich-HW have always been their selling point.
Now, in the case of MeeGo vs. Android, with neither of those factors in play, Nokia and Intel have been effectively “De-Fanged” in the battle against Google’s Android. Consequently, Android WINS!! [Q.E.D]
 Small is Big
Gone are the days when a few major players in the industry pushed their weight around and forced any technology on the masses. With numerous start-ups making a huge foray into the international market with their innovative ideas, the “Big-Guns” are forced to look at other strategies to make a stand in the global market.
Google opted smartly by embracing the emerging start-ups by building the Dalvik VM on top of LINUX. Add to that the fact that Java has a very widespread programmer-base, and programming for DalvikVM on Android is almost as if for the JVM itself.
In the Race against Android, MeeGo (which has yet to gain popularity on the developer side) is bound to fall further behind without the code-base and Dev-Environment familiarity that Android has today.
 The Best is Yet to come…
As is most technologies, the peak is attained a couple years after mass-adoption of the technology by the common man. Android as such is yet to attain the peak. Eventually, time will only tell who wins in the “BATTLE ROYALE” i.e. in “MeeGo vs. Android.
It is breaking performance barriers and is setting new standards.It has changed the perception of a mobile device in the eyes of the end-user. The kind of applications being developed for it are no less in features as compared to the PC versions. Hence, any other platform (let alone MeeGo) doesn’t stand a chance in the near foresee-able future;
B’coz whatever MeeGo can do, Android already does and Does it Better. ;-)