Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 29th Jun 2006 01:33 UTC
Linux Linux has one, last, chance to become the No1 OS in a particular consumer-oriented market (not counting servers): the mobile phone market. The open nature and yes, the hype around Linux has made lots of mobile-oriented companies to consider using Linux for their next-generation cellphones. But there is a major problem on the way to success, a problem which is created not by Linux itself, but by the greed and close-mindness of these same companies that endorse Linux.
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Cellphones aren't compatible, deal with it
by rhavyn on Thu 29th Jun 2006 02:28 UTC
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This isn't a Linux issue, this is the way the cellphone industry works. JavaME isn't compatible across phones. Symbian isn't compatible across profiles and most vendors use a different profile (UIQ versus Series 60 versus Series 30). Heck, unless you're on GSM you don't even get much choice regarding what phones are available. Who cares about compatibility of apps across phones? I'm happy when I have enough of a signal to make a successful call.

And what is the crap with the "one, last, chance" comment? If Linux doesn't take over the cell phone market then suddenly it won't ever take over any market?

What a lame article.

Edited 2006-06-29 02:35

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