Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 23:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Two weeks ago, as I was busy finding out in Vegas that double-shot frozen cocktails are a really stupid idea, a small Finnish startup unveiled their mobile operating system: Jolla unveiled Sailfish. With a strong focus on the Chinese market, the company is aiming to offer serious competition to Android's dominance of the smartphone market.
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RE: N900 Legacy
by vnangia on Wed 5th Dec 2012 04:25 UTC in reply to "N900 Legacy"
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For me, it's not only that, but the excitement of an actual competitor. I, like Thom, have a fascination with operating systems - it's one of the reasons I started reading OSN back under ELQ - and I saw mobile as the only place where competition could occur.

Unfortunately, the entire OS war that took nearly two full decades to come to a close on the desktop side (roughly 1980±5-2000±3) happened in the space of about three years on the mobile side. Two years ago this time, we had: iOS, Android, WebOS, Maemo/Meego, Symbian S40, Symbian S60 Touch/Keypad, WM6/WP7, Bada ... only the first two have survived.

For some reason, that makes me indescribably sad, and makes me want to collect the deadends before they disappear forever.

*hugs N9 and Pre3*

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