Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 21:23 UTC
Java Sun's starting to phase out mobile Java that's been the standard on cellphones and other small devices in favor of their standard edition, which are made for PCs everywhere. Sun VP James Gosling's reasoning for shifting everyone over to Java Standard Edition is because 'cellphones and TV set-top boxes are growing up', meaning they're getting enough processing power to handle all the demands of full-featured Java.
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RE: Why different version afterall
by kaiwai on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 07:38 UTC in reply to "Why different version afterall"
kaiwai
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The reason for different version is to reduce the size required for downloading - if they included everything which Java has, no one would download it - they would just put up with not having Java support.

J2ME served a purpose, now its time to move on - things have changed, the need to have a 'castrated' version is no longer relevant given larger flash capable mobile devices, faster processors and consumers demanding more from their applications. They want applications that are close to feature comparable as their desktop ones.

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