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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RE: Symbian and Linux
by arielb on Wed 4th Jul 2007 07:07 UTC in reply to "Symbian and Linux"
arielb
Member since:
2006-11-15

the only reason why palmos is still holding on today is because of the UI (which I think breaks down with advanced use such as the file system). If they just stick linux without caring about the UI, they won't have much of anything left.

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RE[2]: Symbian and Linux
by Beta on Wed 4th Jul 2007 10:44 in reply to "RE: Symbian and Linux"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

So, stick the symbian GUI on Linux? it's not bloody tricky.
(Heck, they could use Maemo. Maemo wouldn't need many changes to behave similarly, and then they'd be sharing a common base with Nokia and others)

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RE[2]: Symbian and Linux
by bsharitt on Wed 4th Jul 2007 12:29 in reply to "RE: Symbian and Linux"
bsharitt Member since:
2005-07-07

That's the whole reason I've been holding out hope on PalmOS, the UI, and I'm hoping that it stays around even with the Linux base. While Windows mobile isn't quite my taste, but Blackberry is looking good, and the iPhone looks great too. I know it sounds like an odd complaint about a phone os, but Symbian is just to phonish for my liking. I really just want a nice mobile device that happens to make phone calls.

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