Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Dec 2010 22:56 UTC, submitted by fran
Windows Very light on details, but this is interesting nonetheless - very interesting, and potentially one of the biggest things to have hit the operating systems business this decade. Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft plans to announce Windows for ARM processors at CES in January 2011.
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RE[9]: what's the point?
by Nelson on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 22:23 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: what's the point?"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Absolutely right, to an extent, familiarity helps, but especially with Java you're going to run into some limits as to what you can do with the platform. There's really not a presentation platform on Android anywhere near as rich as Silverlight, and this is coming from someone who desperately wishes there was.

Don't get me wrong, Android is very nice and the platform is very well thought out, but it's just not the same.

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RE[10]: what's the point?
by TheGZeus on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 22:38 in reply to "RE[9]: what's the point?"
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2010-05-19

Who said anything about Android?

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RE[11]: what's the point?
by Nelson on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 22:43 in reply to "RE[10]: what's the point?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I did? Is this a trick question?

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RE[10]: what's the point?
by oiaohm on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 22:54 in reply to "RE[9]: what's the point?"
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2009-05-30

Absolutely right, to an extent, familiarity helps, but especially with Java you're going to run into some limits as to what you can do with the platform. There's really not a presentation platform on Android anywhere near as rich as Silverlight, and this is coming from someone who desperately wishes there was.

Don't get me wrong, Android is very nice and the platform is very well thought out, but it's just not the same.


I should have read this first. Really Android NDK is currently richer than Silverlight due to the toolkits it can host. Code in Java like language is not your only option. Existing QT in the NDK is way more rich than Silverlight presentation platform.

Interesting that you were bagging that it was not ready. All it proves to me is that you had not tried it. Also proves that you don't know Android. Android has two levels NDK and Android form of the Java language.

Android is well thought out. Java like language for simple applications. NDK for complex ones needing fancy displaying. The NDK is well on its way to matching the requirements of http://www.khronos.org/openkode/ opengl es, opensl es and openvg are all exposed only openmax is missing for android ndk to be a openkode platform,

Yes native code for android is mostly not as platform locked as it use on almost every platform that allows building of native binaries that has openkode.

Extra note. http://code.google.com/p/nativeclient/ is also almost an openkode platform. So really NDK android is more a web platform than what silverlight is these days

Edited 2010-12-22 22:57 UTC

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