Linked by David Adams on Tue 25th May 2010 04:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over at Daringfireball this past weekend, John Gruber put words to what many people are thinking about after Google's rush of Android announcements and not-subtle Apple-bashing at this week's I/O conference: "all-out war." I agree with Gruber that a good old-fashioned bitter rivalry could be a great thing for the computing world, and for smartphone/handheld fans in particular.
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RE: Barriers and Opportunities
by Shane on Thu 27th May 2010 07:11 UTC in reply to "Barriers and Opportunities"
Shane
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"I wonder how far away they are from a version that can be made sufficiently small and lightweight to run on a tablet? Then wouldn't we have a "write once, run anywhere" version of Windows? Imagine every application that works on Windows being able to work on your tablet or phone... Yeah... that's gonna have pretty broad appeal."

You can have that on a tablet right now. Just buy a Windows 7 tablet. However, I think that we're finding out that people don't want to use WIMP applications on their phones/tablets. They want a UI that's optimised for the device.

Take Windows, trim it down, create a new UI layer that's optimised for phones and tablets. What do you come up with? The equivalent of Apple's OS X after they went through that same process to create iPhone OS. This is as close as you're gonna get.

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