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Nevertheless, MeeGo is only part of Intel's multiplatform strategy for capturing the mobile PC segment currently dominated by British chipmaker ARM. Intel at MWC said a device running Google's open-source Android platform powered by Intel Atom-based processors will come to market later this year.
Intel also invested approximately $26 million toward open-source mobile software provider Borqs, location-based mapping platform and tools provider Cloud Made, image sensor vendor InVisage, open-source online video platform Kaltura, online authentication provider SecureKey Technologies, and unified communications and collaboration software company Vision OSS Solutions.
Intel at MWC said it has invested an undisclosed amount in Near Field Communication, with the goal of allowing customers to use their mobile phones to pay for items at retail counters.