Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Sep 2010 23:20 UTC
Google A few days ago I dove into the lawsuit filed by Skyhook against Google, and came to the conclusion that Skyhook's case - while an entirely plausible sequence of events considering Google is a big company and hence prone to abuse - simply wasn't a very good one. Google's CEO Eric Schmidt has given a rather generic-looking statement on the matter, but however generic it may be, there's a hint in there.
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I was speaking of the future too, but keep in mind the future is rooted in the present.

I don't see Nokia being hurt too badly in the global space, as they are the dominant player outside North America and for good reason; Symbian in my personal opinion barely qualifies as a "smartphone OS" but it is solid and versatile, and people just seem to love it. As for RIM, they have a strong foothold in the corporate and government worlds here in the US, though I've seen my own organization slowly making the switch to Android now that Nextel has embraced Android powered devices.

From what I've seen of WM7, it's just too little, too late. They've had over 10 years to "fix" WinMo and have failed at every opportunity. I may eat these words in a few years, but I'm going to go ahead and say that they will likely not even come close to competing with Google, Apple, Nokia and RIM for the foreseeable future.

Microsoft should concentrate more on their desktop OS and video game divisions; they really shine in those areas now. Windows 7 in particular is a great OS and deserves the greater part of their initiative.

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What exactly is needed to qualify as a "smartphone OS" in your opinion?

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Symbian just feels like a dumbphone OS to me, compared to Android and BlackBerry. It's a great OS and I'm not knocking it, it's just a personal opinion. Granted, I haven't used Symbian^3 yet; my experience is limited to S60 which is by far the most popular version of Symbian.

I happen to feel the same way about iOS for different reasons; it is chintzy and dumbed down, but it has apps so the world calls it a "smartphone OS". I personally don't think it qualifies either but it's not my call.

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