Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 23:10 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Under an initiative sponsored by the European Commission, the Symbian platform was this week endorsed by the Artemis Joint Technology Initiative and specifically identified as a unique technology that is a vital focus for European-centric mobile software development. As a result, a total investment of over EUR 22 million has been committed to the development of next generation technologies for the Symbian platform. This development project is being led by the Symbian Foundation as part of a consortium of major European technology organisations. The consortium is made up of 24 organisations from 8 European countries, comprising major mobile device manufacturers, hardware and service integration professional services, major consumer electronics companies, mobile network operators, application developers, universities and research institutions."
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RE[2]: technology socialism?
by asdf on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 14:50 UTC in reply to "RE: technology socialism?"
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2009-09-23

Do you think the 1Ghz processor is busy running the kernel? Your logic is completely upside down. The kernel doesn't matter all that much as long as it provides proper access to hardware features. Sure, it may make a few percent difference in overhead here and there but that's about it. There's a reason google chose to build the android userland from ground up not the kernel and mac/ios are doing fine with the rather outdated kernel. So, yeah, it's a proper necrophilia.

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Also, "The symbian kernel is intrinsically much more well-suited to mobile devices" is non-sense. It's the other way around. Because the applications and hardware which needed to be supported were fairly limited, symbian could get away with its own limited custom kernel. There's no valid market drive behind it anymore. Pouring blind money into it will only make the whole process more horrifying/amusing to look at.

Edited 2010-11-03 14:58 UTC

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