Intel's Moblin OS coming to mobiles as well as netbooks

Up until now we'd just thought Intel's Moblin OS would nestle snugly on netbooks but it seems it'll be coming to mobiles too. Intel designed Moblin to

Up until now we'd just thought Intel's Moblin OS would nestle snugly on netbooks but it seems it'll be coming to mobiles too.

Intel designed Moblin to play nice with its own Intel Atom processor, the chip of choice for most new netbooks. But it seems the success of Google Android has got it thinking.

Intel Moblin on netbooks will arrive early next year and at the Intel Developer Forum, the firm revealed the OS at work on a smartphone.

Like Motorola's Motoblur interface on the new Motorola DEXT phone, Moblin for mobiles pulls together your social networking updates on one page as well as dragging your news, calendar and call log together.

You can see the Moblin mobile OS preview over at the Cool Stuff blog now.

Intel's hint at a mobile OS version of Moblin could also mean the chip giant is planning a chip for smartphones too.

With the iPhone OS, Windows Mobile, Nokia's Symbian OS and Google Android already out there, Moblin's mobile version faces a lot of competition. But hey, Intel's always liked a challenge.

Check out our views on Motorola's DEXT phone and the HTC Hero for the heads-up on social networking on your phone's home screen and head over to our Smartphone Top 10 to see all your options.

(via Wired Gadget Lab