Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember back when Nokia jumped to Windows Phone 7, abandoning all other platforms and future directions? Remember Elop's infamous 'burning platform' memo was coveniently 'leaked' to the web? Remember how Elop claimed Windows Phone 7 was the only way forward, since nothing else inside the company would be ready for prime time soon enough? Remember how I thought this was a very good and sane decision? Well, the first reviews of what will be the only MeeGo handset from Nokia (the N9) are in, and well... To whoever decided to go WP7 and ditch MeeGo: I don't like you. To myself: I'm an idiot for arguing this was a good idea.
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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 20:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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X11 is used until Wayland will mature enough. No one forced Android into using incompatible approach. But they did, not benefiting anyone except themselves, and giving an excuse to hardware manufactures not to produce drivers for anything except Android.

Problem is not only lightweight stack, but something that can share the effort and benefit many parties. Android doesn't do it. If hypothetically, Android could use Wayland and pour resources into it - situation could be very different. It could be giving back to the community, and not being selfish.

Edited 2011-10-23 20:57 UTC

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