Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 28th Jul 2009 06:13 UTC
Apple The news just broke that Apple has rejected the official upcoming Google Voice application, and stopped distributing the third party "GV" application, an app that was previously authorized. Read on for a quick commentary, from the point of view of not an Apple or Google fangirl, but from someone who genuinely appreciates VoIP SIP (even if Google Voice itself is not VoIP, read on). For those who have read my blog over the years, would probably remember my VoIP-related rants since 2005. UPDATE: A more direct, more personal, reply from me to Apple and AT&T.
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.. have to die! A computer or a cell phone should just run all software the customer desires and every widely used service should provide interoperability. We still live in the dark ages of computing. No doubt about that. We need more standards and especially more customer/consumer power.

The thing is: if you want an "iPhone-like" device that supports background processes and runs official Google apps, then get an Android handset. Simple.

But agreed with your point. The ironic thing is, Microsoft Windows Mobile is currently the most open* smart phone OS in common use**. It's just a pity that WM has one of worst smart phone UI (obviously this last bit is personal opinion)

* That's "open" as in free of vendor lock ins rather than "open" as in open source.
** by "common use", I mean available in your average high street phone stores - which OpenMoko wasn't.

Edited 2009-07-28 09:20 UTC

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