Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:15 UTC, submitted by Panajev
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The GNOME foundation and the LiMo group announced a partnership to help push Linux forward in the consumer field. The only notice that anyone has seem to have taken is mockery. So why can someone announce some dedication to promoting open source software in the mobile space and generate no enthusiasm in the mobile space? Android.
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by Windows Sucks on Thu 29th Jul 2010 18:50 UTC
Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

I am not understanding who is going to get off Android to make phones for any other OS (But Windows Mobile)

This is not PC land where anyone can make a PC and put on it any OS they want. Android fits what most people want and need.

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RE: ? - Nokia?
by jabbotts on Fri 30th Jul 2010 14:25 in reply to "?"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Between Symbian and Maemo which merged with Limo renaming to Meego, I bet Nokia is at least one vendor who will use something other than Android or WinMobile.

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RE[2]: ? - Nokia?
by Windows Sucks on Fri 30th Jul 2010 14:46 in reply to "RE: ? - Nokia?"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Between Symbian and Maemo which merged with Limo renaming to Meego, I bet Nokia is at least one vendor who will use something other than Android or WinMobile.


Yeah I see them doing that also. But that will make them a niche player. They wont have the content needed to catch up:

Apps
Streaming Music
TV shows
Books
Movies
Podcasts
etc.

Apple, Microsoft and Google have or will have all these in the near future. Not leaving much room for anyone else including RIM.

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RE[2]: ? - Nokia?
by vivainio on Fri 30th Jul 2010 16:46 in reply to "RE: ? - Nokia?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Between Symbian and Maemo which merged with Limo renaming to Meego


Nokia never had anything to do with LiMo. MeeGo is merger of Nokia's Maemo and Intel's Moblin.

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RE[2]: ? - Nokia?
by tony on Fri 30th Jul 2010 22:18 in reply to "RE: ? - Nokia?"
tony Member since:
2005-07-06

Between Symbian and Maemo which merged with Limo renaming to Meego, I bet Nokia is at least one vendor who will use something other than Android or WinMobile.


Nokia hasn't merged anything. MeeGo and Symbian are completely separate platforms. Which is part of Nokia's problem. How many platforms do they have? I have no idea. But they're not integrated. They're hoping that QT will tie it all together and keep the developers from revolting, but who knows if that will work.

Right now they have platforms that are years behind Android, iPhone, and even Windows Mobile 7 (which looks like will come out later this year).

Sadly, if any mobile company could pull off a top-notch game changing OS, it's Nokia. They just seem to lack the vision Apple had with a new way of doing smartphones, the guts that Microsoft had in throwing out it's old platform (Nokia, listening?). They have the technical acumen and the money, and even the experience.

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