Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Feb 2012 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's pretty clear Samsung is keeping Bada/Tizen around as a possible future escape clause in case Android and/or Google goes nuts. Sony doesn't have an alternative to Android - which it may need soon, since its Android smartphones and tablets aren't doing particularly well. As such, Sony's new CEO Kazuo Hirai has hinted that the operating system of the Playstation Vita may make its way to smartphones and tablets.
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RE: sony
by apoclypse on Tue 14th Feb 2012 23:56 UTC in reply to "sony"
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Sony as a hardware company is awesome. Their design ethic rivals if not surpasses even Apple in certain respects. Sony as software and services company sucks. They have no idea what they are doing, are usually hell bent on locking down everything into some form on proprietary format, and they have no focus and direction.

Sony was an awesome company back when they were just about electronics, once they bought a media arm and became part of that industry, everything that made the company great go pushed aside.

Hell Steve Jobs took HIS design ethic from Sony. He admired their attention to design and detail and tried to build Apple around that ethic. In-terms of hardware Sony is hard to beat but what Apple understands that Sony doesn't get is that the software is part of the widget too, its not an afterthought tacked on to great hardware. Great hardware is shitty with bad software, mediocre hardware can be great with great software. The iPhone spec wise is no match for Android devices, but the software is tailored made for the device and outperforms far beefier hardware.

Sony has a weakness when it comes to their software. Their best developers this generation are not even japanese. If I were Sony I would import developers from the West to develop their OS.

As it stands the Vita UI is fugs (fucking ugly).

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