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[5]: Comment by shmerl
by orsg on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 21:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
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2011-02-09

The problem is a lightweight stack, and during the time Android was created, Wayland didn't even exist as a prototype or something different. Plus: What's the difference in using X11 permanently or temporarily? Phones you buy now waste resources on this aspect, that's the point. Buyers today do not care if phones in 3 years will draw less power. Meego won't exist in 3 years anymore anyway...

Android is a complete Stack, that's its purpose to be coherent and integrated, but if you wish, you can of course take the source code and extract the display subsystem :-)

Edited 2011-10-23 21:19 UTC

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