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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RE[2]: rhavyn is on cack
by Cloudy on Thu 29th Jun 2006 18:03 UTC in reply to "RE: rhavyn is on cack"
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Welcome to the real world. Cell phone manufacturers have no incentive what so ever to make their products compatible at this point in time.

They have three incentives, and they're acting on all three of them:

1) They get to reduce development costs
2) They get to reduce return rates
3) They get to reduce training costs for customer support.

Motorola and Nokia are both making major efforts to reduce the number of OSes they support and to standardize on application frameworks, for example.

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