Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia board chairman Risto Siilasmaa went on a Finnish television show, and stated that while he is confident in Windows Phone 8, the company does have a back-up plan if it doesn't work out. Speculation aplenty - what is this backup plan? The answer's pretty easy, if you ask me.
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RE[6]: Yes please
by plague on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 14:41 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Yes please"
plague
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Yea, I know MeeGo on N9 sold relatively well..
It's a damn shame they put a bullet in it's back.

I'm not sure what I think about all these new mobile OS's with a webrenderer as frontend, might be a good idea, might not.

I don't really get why the devs can't seem to decide where they want to go with their mobile Linux-based OS. Tizen is the fourth attempt in a short amount of time.

With Maemo, Moblin and MeeGo, the selling points included beeing able to run some desktop Linux applications, as they used GTK or QT.
With using a webrenderer for the frontend, like Gecko or WebKit, that goes away. Or atleast that's my understanding.

Time will tell if it turns out to be a good idea or not, but I'm sceptical.

Hopefully you're right about Bada beeing the end-product from the Tizen project and it turns out well.
Samsung might pull that off. We'll see.

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