Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Wed 9th Feb 2011 18:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Here's some very interesting analysis of why dropping Symbian or MeeGo for Android or Windows Phone 7 would be the closest thing to brand suicide which Nokia could do now.
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RE: Wrong in the long run ...
by shmerl on Wed 9th Feb 2011 21:19 UTC in reply to "Wrong in the long run ..."
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In what sense Meego is DOA? It's better than Android from technical perspective, and way better than iOS because it's open. In reality Meego is the only path for Nokia to succeed.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Why is Meego better than Android from a technical perspective?

Its easy to just state one's own preference and imply that its globally true for everyone, but that usually isn't the case. Mobile phone buyers really only care about the features ( including app availability), performance and carrier availability of the phone. If Meego is to succeed ( and I really do want it to), its going to have to win on those merits.

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shmerl Member since:

Simple - it gives broader choice for developers, and thus it's better. Android's model is more limited by default. It's not just preference - it's how these systems are designed.

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puelocesar Member since:

I don't know you guys, but I prefer 1000x to work on Qt QML, Ruby, Python, and other nice stuff then that fuckin Java that Android forces into it's developers..

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_xmv Member since:

Why is Meego better than Android from a technical perspective?

Better is relative, however, Meego behaves more like a traditional OS, which is much more complete than Android.

Running non-android (read java bytecode) on Android is rather annoying.
Beside Android uses a weird security model (uids per app, modified kernel capabilities) AND the way it works is by.. forking new java VM's.

That's hackish at best. It works - that's fine.

But from my point of view I'd rather use Meego with a traditional model, as a poweruser/developer/etc that is. Non-traditional does not always mean "innovative and better".

Besides, Android does not have hardware accelerated UI.

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phoenix Member since:

In what sense Meego is DOA?

Number of Meego devices shipped to consumers last year?

Number of Meego devices currently available for purchase?

Number of Meego devices expected to launch this year?

I can count all of the above on my hands, and still have a hand left over.

Sounds DoA to me.

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