Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Feb 2011 23:29 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The man, the legend: a main developer of the BeOS. Did the App Server, Interface Kit, Application Kit. These days, Benoit Schillings does something else entirely: he's currently the chief technology officer at Myriad, where he and his team is working on Alien Dalvik. Now that I know he's the one leading this team, I know for sure we've got something special here.
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Comment by Radio
by Radio on Sat 19th Feb 2011 22:11 UTC
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

Sorry in advance if I sound like that-same-troll-again, but can someone remind me again why MeeGo is now Nokia's fifth wheel, while WP7 - for which Alien Dalvik is not ready, and would have to be allowed to use native code (not impossible, but not done yet) - is their main platform?

"MeeGo is too late and does not have any app", right?

Seriously, between this and the lack of communication with Intel, Nokia really looks like a headless chicken.

(On an unrelated note, I just discovered the real story of Mike the headless chicken... :shock:)

Edited 2011-02-19 22:12 UTC

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RE: Comment by Radio
by Nelson on Sun 20th Feb 2011 03:54 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Because customers want a compelling experience. Shoehorning Android apps onto another platform wont solve that problem.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by makkus on Sun 20th Feb 2011 07:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
makkus Member since:
2006-01-11

It doesn't have to be shoehorning. I use old Windows, Amiga and other games all the time on my T61p with Fedora, they appear as icons in the game menu and when clicked start fullscreen, fully configured for my hardware, including gamepad. Somebody without technical knowledge would not know it isn't native.

When implemented this way you have the second largest library of applications in the world right from the start.

Edited 2011-02-20 07:59 UTC

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