Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 18:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless After a few months of relative silence and vagueness, we're finally getting something tangible from Jolla, the promising mobile phone company which came forth from former Nokia employees. It's ambitious - they're not just going to create a mobile operating system, not just a mobile phone, but an entire ecosystem, including cloud services and data centres. At its heart? The beautiful city of Hong Kong. The prime target market? China.
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RE[2]: Developing for China
by zima on Sat 6th Oct 2012 16:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Developing for China"
zima
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It remains to be seen whether this will serve as a double-edged sword with regards to applications. The Chinese software/app market is kinda like the US sports market. Rest of the world doesn't get it.

I'm genuinely curious what you mean here / some examples? :>
(BTW, some time ago I realised that Foxit is Chinese ...so maybe we also largely just don't realise how much software comes from / is made via off-shoring in PRC; Netants - my download manager of choice in dial-up days - also from there, IIRC)

Jolla might end up being kick-ass like Meego, or it might end up as Baidu's version of Android... or something in-between.

Not sure if "kick-ass" is the most fortunate description... (for example http://www.mobile-review.com/review/nokia-n9-2-en.shtml & especially considering enormous R&D costs and the time it took; not sure from where the perpetuated myth comes, perhaps some people wish to see it as better than it was; and why should be expect much different from Jolla?...)

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