Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Oct 2010 21:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, this was inevitable. After Samsung and Sony Ericsson abandoning Symbian for their line of smartphones, and after Symbian Foundation executive director Lee Williams leaving the company for "personal reasons", there's now a report that the Symbian Foundation is winding down its operations, in preparation for closing up shop entirely.
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axilmar
Member since:
2006-03-20

Apple is successful not because of the iOS kernel - but because of the overall presentation of the phone, including the hardware. Android vendors failed to present a UI experience that matches or surpasses that of Apple. If Apple knows one thing is how to make UIs for the masses.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Apple is successful not because of the iOS kernel - but because of the overall presentation of the phone, including the hardware. Android vendors failed to present a UI experience that matches or surpasses that of Apple. If Apple knows one thing is how to make UIs for the masses.

Now you're contradicting your original point!

Make your mind up - either smartphones need Linux or they don't.


Oh, and I'm fully versed in why the iPhone was a success. It's not exactly rocket science now is it.

Edited 2010-10-27 09:09 UTC

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axilmar Member since:
2006-03-20

Now you're contradicting your original point!
Make your mind up - either smartphones need Linux or they don't.


You are confused because you make the classic mistake of including the UI in the definition of 'Linux'. Linux is the O/S, i.e. the kernel and the drivers; it does not include the UI. There is no economic point in investing in another kernel/drivers combo.

The UI, though, that is offered with Linux O/Ses has to do a lot to catch up with the iOS devices or the UIs of desktop systems.

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