Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Sep 2012 02:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Right now, the mobile wars have just two major combatants: Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Nokia could yet make Windows Phone a serious third player, but there are also a few more minor actors with the potential to disrupt the market. Jolla is the most mysterious of those players, which also include Firefox OS and Open WebOS. Jolla (a Finnish word for a small sailing boat) arose from the ashes of Nokia and Intel's MeeGo project, canned in favour of Microsoft's mobile OS. The Linux-based OS has not been shown off yet, but Jolla has already scored a deal with China's top phone distributor, DPhone. The first Jolla device is due later this year, so to find out more I spoke with the company's chief executive, ex-Nokian Jussi Hurmola." Please let Jolla succeed. Pretty please with sugar on top. The industry needs this. Please.
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RE: Phones and data gathering
by ichi on Wed 26th Sep 2012 15:57 UTC in reply to "Phones and data gathering"
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The thing that shocks me is how utterly unusable Android is without a Google account.

Hardly shocking, I'd say, when the exact single thing that tells Android from AOSP is that it's integrated with all the Google services, and yet most OEMs are licensing Android rather than going with AOSP.

I wouldn't call it "utterly unusable", though, but you do miss a lot.

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