Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 21:23 UTC
Java Sun's starting to phase out mobile Java that's been the standard on cellphones and other small devices in favor of their standard edition, which are made for PCs everywhere. Sun VP James Gosling's reasoning for shifting everyone over to Java Standard Edition is because 'cellphones and TV set-top boxes are growing up', meaning they're getting enough processing power to handle all the demands of full-featured Java.
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ggiunta
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2006-01-13

Possibly completely unrelated to java, but is anybody else under the impression that a lot of current smart / power phones sport extremely slow interfaces?
It looks as though the same evolutionary path is being taken as for desktop pc (eg. boot time for dos vs. vista)
While I can appreciate having firefox or azureus in my smartphone, I first and foremost want it to have sub-second boot time and sub-millisecond keypress response. Java has never been good at startup times, nor at small memory footprints...

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