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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RE[3]: good thing
by Morgan on Sat 25th Sep 2010 11:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: good thing"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

Thank you for the well-informed input! It's nice to know that there is version-limiting support in the Market. Shame on those developers for not researching and using this feature. Having said that, I think the video player developer did the right thing in allowing the app to download to 1.x devices so the user could at least make use of the codecs included. That was pretty cool of them.

In the 18 hours I've owned this phone -- six of which I've been asleep -- I've already found it to be the right combination of hardware and OS for me for the foreseeable future. I was holding out for the Nokia N900 but I just can't justify spending that much on hardware alone. It's the same conundrum I face as a low-income Apple fan; I love OS X but I can't afford a real Mac so I make do with commodity hardware. In the mobile space, I take advantage of on-contract discounts to get a phone I'm able to enjoy using, yet still afford those little luxuries like food and shelter. (For those without a sense of humor, that last bit was sarcastic.)

For all I know, Maemo could be a thousand times better than Android for someone like me, but I won't know because Android so far is an excellent fit for me. By the time I can afford the N900, the N910 (or whatever they decide to call it) will be out with MeeGo. I may dip into those waters in the future but I'm satisfied with what I have right now.

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RE[4]: good thing
by kovos on Sat 25th Sep 2010 12:35 in reply to "RE[3]: good thing"
kovos Member since:
2010-07-20

From what i know the N900 won't get an official Meego update. Guess the best choice would be to wait for the first Meego device.
Anyways i find Nokias strategy a bit confusing after the announcement to support WP7.
Since Symbian owns the low-end this means direct competition for Meego which is high-end only just like WP7.
Any thoughts how this is a good idea? As a developer you really don't know which to support which means supporting iOS and Android only and waiting how the others work out.

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RE[5]: good thing
by Radio on Sat 25th Sep 2010 12:45 in reply to "RE[4]: good thing"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Anyways i find Nokias strategy a bit confusing after the announcement to support WP7.

....Whaaaaaat?
Don't drink and type.

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RE[5]: good thing
by Morgan on Sat 25th Sep 2010 13:02 in reply to "RE[4]: good thing"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

From what i know the N900 won't get an official Meego update.


Well that's why I said the N910 or whatever they decide to call the next hardware release in that series. ;)

Anyways i find Nokias strategy a bit confusing after the announcement to support WP7.


When did this happen? There was a VentureBeat article a few days back claiming such a thing but it was refuted more than once, including by Nokia themselves. I was under the impression that Nokia recently committed to Symbian and MeeGo exclusively as their smartphone OSes. The only other big Symbian user, Sony-Ericsson, are dropping Symbian for Android and not WP7 (I keep wanting to call it WinMo7...), but that should have little bearing on the lifespan of Symbian.

I think Symbian has a long and steady future with Nokia, given its entrenchment with the low-to-mid level phones which make up the bulk of their sales. It's a mature and solid OS and they would be stupid to get rid of it now. Though I recognize that it's a great platform, I don't care for it on a personal level; but I'm not their target market anyway. I do hope that they can get the ball rolling on the Ovi Store, and bring it on par with the Android Market if not the iOS App Store. Competition is always good for the consumer, as it brings choice and variety.

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