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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Symbian
by -oblio- on Thu 29th Jul 2010 19:37 UTC
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2008-05-27

Hmm... Symbian is Open Source now. And it's definitely popular.

On top of that, Nokia now has Symbian and Qt - which many people consider as a very nice framework. I wouldn't count them out ;)

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RE: Symbian
by Karitku on Fri 30th Jul 2010 11:55 in reply to "Symbian"
Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12

Hmm... Symbian is Open Source now. And it's definitely popular.

On top of that, Nokia now has Symbian and Qt - which many people consider as a very nice framework. I wouldn't count them out ;)


I haven't seen any good apps in Symbian. Symbian popularity is largely based on Nokias success on lower end models. Most people, like me, just kept buying Nokia phones since they had good HW and good SW until we hit smartphone category where all comes down as rain of shit. Ones Nokia kicks good bye to Symbian(after I seen new Nokia S^3 models it will be sooner than later) there is no point keep it alive. Meego, WP7, Android and iOS will be the big battle, I have very little believe in WebOS since HP owns it nowdays. Anything outside this isn't possible unless Oracle or IBM wants to make mobile OS.

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RE: Symbian
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 30th Jul 2010 14:44 in reply to "Symbian"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I would definitely count symbian out. Its rapidly losing market share. Symbian 3 is only going out for one phone the N8 ( not yet released), which was widely panned in reviews. The Qt layer isn't coming out until Symbian 4 ( when ever that is) on who knows what phones. Contrast that to Android's current position, multiple big device makers all one upping each other in hardware and software features. Yeah, I'm counting symbian out as a smart phone OS.

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