Linked by David Adams on Sun 5th Oct 2008 03:18 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A Fortune Magazine article looks at hand-held computing's most beleaguered major player and wonders whether it wouldn't be better off hitching its wagon to Google's coat-tails and adopting Android. After shunting aside its own, old-and-creaky OS in favor of Microsoft's it's been hanging its hopes on a long-awaited new Linux-based OS. Android may be Palm's best bet to avoid stemming its inexorable slide into irrelevance.
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RE[2]: No
by AndrewDubya on Sun 5th Oct 2008 16:26 UTC in reply to "RE: No"
AndrewDubya
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It's becoming just as mainstream to hate Google as it is to hate Microsoft. Actually, it's worse than that. People seem to think Microsoft is small now and they can't do any harm, which I think is amazingly short-sighted. Microsoft is still the major company doing whatever it can to lock people in to proprietary formats to prevent competition.

It's safe to ignore comments that Maemo doesn't have phone support. I'm sure it will soon enough. My problem with Maemo is that it's just not that clean, and this coming from someone who really loves his N810. All of the apps that really "work" on the n810 use insanely customized UIs. I still hold out hope for it... I don't think there is plenty of work that can be done with Maemo to make it better, without sacrificing too much backwards compatibility.

But, on that note, I really think people are using other biases to assume Android will be bad. I'm looking forward to getting an Android-based phone (maybe not the G1 though), and I'm sure I'll be able to use it in addition to my N810 if that proves to be useful.

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