Linked by Elv13 on Tue 7th Dec 2010 22:19 UTC
KDE "The KDE community today announces the start of the Calligra Suite project, a continuation of the KOffice project. The new name reflects the wider value of the KOffice technology platform beyond just desktop office applications. With a new name for the Suite and new names for the productivity applications, the Calligra community welcomes a new stage in the development of free productivity and creativity applications for desktop and mobile devices."
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RE[5]: Gut so!
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Dec 2010 12:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Gut so!"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

I track smartphone market share rather extensively, and I've never seen Symbian omitted from the research. Not one single time.

Nor should it be. Symbian runs native applications, written to the legacy API or to the QT framework. It has a successful app store, Ovi, with over 3 million downloads a day. It syncs to a PC via USB or over the radio network, and supports wifi and web browsing and GPS and all of that other smartphone goodness, just with a rather dated (but recently UPdate) UI.

And it *already* runs office suites, for example, http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/reviews/item/OfficeSuite_S60.php.

I've never owned or used a Symbian phone, but claiming that only iOS and Android constitute smartphones is rather like claiming that only BMW and Lexus constitute luxury sports cars.


Fair enough. Even though symbian seems of late to be left out of the forward thinking of virtually all smartphone developments, nevertheless symbian still is the current smartphone OS leader.

When one looks at new phones running symbian, even though there are announcements:
http://thenextweb.com/asia/2010/11/10/boost-for-symbian-as-fujitsu-...

... the very announcements call the OS "flagging" and "troubled".

So, in a forward-looking sense, perhaps a new application (FreOffice) might not be looking at Symbian, even though it is currently the largest share right now.

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RE[6]: Gut so!
by ricegf on Wed 8th Dec 2010 13:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Gut so!"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

"... the very announcements call the OS "flagging" and "troubled"."

That wasn't the announcement, of course (unless "thenextweb.com" is the new Fujitsu corporate website :-D ), that was one of many news articles reporting on the announcement, along with some editorial liberties.

No question that Symbian has lost significant share, much of it to Android and iOS. I rather like Nokia's QT-based cross-OS strategy (and MeeGo), but they still have to execute to make that a success. Fortunately for them, their #1 position worldwide gives Nokia a bit more room - perhaps one more year - to build some momentum before they run out of runway.

Since I favor choice and lots of it, I'm rooting for them and their kindred.

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