MeeGo's Odd Beta Release: Public Beta Has No GUI But Intel Demoed 1.0 GUI in China

Video courtesy of ChannelIntel

Last week I wondered outloud:

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I noted that we don’t really see much of MeeGo in the demo video (see above) but didn’t think too much of it at the time. This was a day before I actually downloaded the current public Meego netbook preview binary, booted it on my Acer Aspire One netbook and found it did not have a graphical user interface yet.

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And yet, the Intel provided video (again, embedded above) which is also referenced by MeeGo partner Nokia

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clearly shows what looks like a functional graphical user interface. Why is this MeeGo 1.0 beta not available for public testing? Something seems odd about MeeGo’s beta release cycle to me.