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[3]: Wrong in the long run ...
by shmerl on Wed 9th Feb 2011 22:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wrong in the long run ..."
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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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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

You have a very narrow definition of "technical perspective".

By that definition a phone running redhat linux 1.0 with a command line interface, lynx as a web browser and only gprs data access would be better than android, from a "technical perspective".

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shmerl Member since:

I personally don't mind having terminal, lynx (can Android easily run it?), midnight commander and all other console goodies, but why RH 1.0? Meego has modern kernel and UI.

What I meant is, that since Meego is an normal Linux it can easily run VMs for Java (including Dalvik too), Ruby, Python and etc. All this in addition to native code. Can you run normal Java (not Dalvik) on Android?

Edited 2011-02-09 22:53 UTC

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_txf_ Member since:

And to add that it could encourage a greater developer ecosystem within Meego itself. Android gets seriously irritating with random code dumps every release, Meego uses a proper open source development methodology. For end users it probably makes little difference, but outside contributors can accelerate development of features that inhouse developers do not have time to tackle, the end result being more features and fewer bugs. The code dump is one of the reasons Android in devices lags Android code releases so severely.

Google does not accept patches to its applications or to android (even when they are major improvements) and the linux kernel in android is also got some heavy modifications that are not going upstream because upstream does not accept many of the changes google has made; I don't know which side is more technically correct, but Meego uses the sources and contributes directly upstream in all its components.

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jabbotts Member since:

It also makes a difference for end users. I get a steady flow of Maemo updates since it sent to a proper rolling distro schedual. I also get updates promptly for both apps an core OS without having to buy a new phone each time the vendor repackages a new Android release version.

The end user may not be aware that they benefit, but they do.

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nt_jerkface Member since:

Consumers don't care about developer advantages.

MeeGo to consumers would look like Android but without the software library.

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puelocesar Member since:

Just to troll a little, most Android apps are crap anyway ;)

edit: it's a joke ok? Not starting a flaming war...

Edited 2011-02-10 00:45 UTC

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