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 _xmv on Thu 10th Feb 2011 11:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wrong in the long run ..."
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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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