Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC, submitted by Mbg
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Sorry for the delay in writing a story about this, but here we finally are: Nokia's MeeGo (or Maemo or whatever it's called this hour) is getting its successor. Yes, MeeGo, the short-lived but beloved platform running on the unicorn phone, the Nokia N9, will continue onwards in a slightly different form. Its new home? Jolla - a company formed by former Nokia chief operating officer Marc Dillon, who was the principal engineer for MeeGo/Maemo at Nokia since 2006.
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tony
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2005-07-06

It definitely isn't. Of course, that's what big corporations want you to believe, but most people buy/install apps for the sake of it, without even needing them (and abandon them in a matter of weeks, if not days).

If you need your phone to stay connected, you need a handful of apps *every* OS out there already provides.

If you're a kid and need lots of games, that's another story, but most other "apps" are perfectly replaceable by a webapp that already exists for even dumbphones.


I disagree. There a lots of apps on my phone that I use on a regular basis. With almost all of them, I could the web version, but it's much quicker/convenient to use them as apps.

Tripit for instance. The app autosyncs, but it also works offline, which is critical when I'm traveling internationally. I mean sure, chances are there's some wifi (might have to pay for), and I can go through the trouble of logging into the airport wifi, log in to trippit, and check travel details. Or I could pull up the app with one press of the screen, and my full itinerary is there.

Same with Kindle. There's the cloud reader, but having an app sync up books and such is much easier (and more convenient).

Webapps on the other hand always require connectivity, and are generally slower to bring up (logging in, etc.) and aren't as nice to use.

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