Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 19:32 UTC, submitted by Cajae Worjn
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Palm admitted that a Linux-based version of its operating system will not be available until 2008, while Symbian said "Enterprises will not adopt mobile Linux because it is too fragmented and "completely unfeasible". "You would have to have a rock-solid business case to do that," he added.
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Maybe he's right...
by Timmmm on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 20:28 UTC
Timmmm
Member since:
2006-07-25

What's wrong with symbian that linux solves?

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RE: Maybe he's right...
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 20:53 in reply to "Maybe he's right..."
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Nothing, except that Symbian requires fewer resources and it was created from day-1 as an embedded platform. It also has a better battery life -- at least until recently. On the other hand, Symbian has other problems, that Linux has solved, e.g. a good development support. So, it's always a trade-off, depending on the kind of product you want to build.

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RE[2]: Maybe he's right...
by bsharitt on Wed 4th Jul 2007 00:44 in reply to "RE: Maybe he's right..."
bsharitt Member since:
2005-07-07

That's exactly why Linux is popping up everywhere, it's the vodka of operating systems, you can put it in anything or anyone. I also suspect that Palm may be looking for a common base for their PDA/phone OS and their new Foleo stuff.

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