The latest news from Nokia Conversations is that Nokia and Intel have been working soo closely that they decided to move in with each other!
Earlier this year we all saw Nokia and Intel announce that they will be working together to bring the world of mobile operating system’s a merger of Meamo (by Nokia) and Moblin (by Intel) into their love-child MeeGo.
I’m sure a lot of people wanted to know where this relationship was going and it now looks like both companies have decided to establish a new, collaboratively owned and run laboratory at the Centre for Internet Excellence at the University of Oulu: “The Intel and Nokia Joint Research Center, Oulu”. The companies plan to employ two dozen R&D professionals who will begin with building the next generation of graphics for mobile devices and as there is already experience of 3D internet research in Oulu, they will be able to get a lot of help and inspiration for their projects.
The lab was opened by the CTOs: Rich Green for Nokia and Justin Rattner for Intel, together with Heikki Huomo, Director of the Centre.
The University of Oulu’s focus on future telecommunications solutions as well as electronics and photonics made it the perfect location for the Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center
Rich Green, Senior vice president and chief technical officer, Nokia:
3-D technology could change the way we use our mobile devices and make our experiences with them much more immersive
Our new joint laboratory with Intel draws on the Oulu research community’s 3-D interface expertise, and over time will lay down some important foundations for future mobile experiences.