Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Jun 2011 18:26 UTC
Windows Way back in old and boring January of this year, Microsoft announced they would be working together with the Windows Phone 7 homebrew community, with the goal of creating a stable, supported way for homebrew developers and people interested in homebrew applications to enable side-loading on their WP7 devices. Well, they took their sweet time, but the ChevronWP7 team (Rafael Rivera, Chris Walsh, and Long Zheng) and Microsoft have just announced the results.
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by Neolander on Sun 19th Jun 2011 19:01 UTC
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Symbian has always been open to this

Yes and no. It's... complicated.

The security model of Symbian only lets self-signed sideloaded apps do so many things with the device. For most uses, this will be more than sufficient (you can even access telephony functionalities and such), but still some things are blocked. You can't distribute your binary to everyone and just tell them to install it, as an example. To do that, you need to pay some money to Nokia and have them check and digitally sign your applications.

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Edited 2011-06-19 19:05 UTC

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