Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 4th Jul 2008 21:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The mobile phone operating system world was rocked recently by the announcement that Nokia had acquired all of the shares of Symbian that it didn't already own, and that it planned to transition the OS to an open-source licensing model," says DeviceGuru.
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This what.
by Verenkeitin on Sat 5th Jul 2008 03:15 UTC
Verenkeitin
Member since:
2007-07-01

* LiMO (Does anyone actually sell these? Where?)
* Android (Now, if only there was a phone that runs this framework that only OSS geeks have ever heard.)
* Windows Mobile (Get ready to run Vista Mobile)
* iPhone (Even Scientology is reasonable in comparison to Apple)
* Symbian (Just you wait what mobile giants come up with)

Now that Nokia can cram QT into Symbian and break most of existing code with major updates without caring for UIQ, Symbian could get interesting.

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RE: This what.
by raboof on Sat 5th Jul 2008 08:16 in reply to "This what."
raboof Member since:
2005-07-24

* LiMO (Does anyone actually sell these? Where?)
* Android (Now, if only there was a phone that runs this framework that only OSS geeks have ever heard.)

There's a third to this party: OpenMoko has just started shipping the second edition of their phone, which is as open as it's going to get.

Sure, not all aspects of the phone are equally impressive, and the software still needs a lot of work, but these guys are really going 'all the way' openness-wise, encouraging hackability instead of grudgingly tolerating it.

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