Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jul 2011 22:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Today, the technology world is gripped by what can only be described as a dirty war between iOS on one side, and Android on the other. While the parties in this war fight it out in the US court system, the web has latched onto this conflict like a starved leach to a nice juicy ankle, and this focus on just iOS and Android has had a rather unpleasant side effect. This effect was subtle at first, but now, it's everywhere. Yes, if you were to believe the web, iOS and/or Android invented everything when it comes to mobile operating systems. I will have none of that, and my PDA collection begs to differ too.
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RE[2]: PDA
by henderson101 on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 11:04 UTC in reply to "RE: PDA"
henderson101
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PS: actually android does have some innovations in the way it saves the program state and in the implementation of the virtual machine but these are not the subject of this discussion.


Well, saved states weren't new... a number of PalmOS apps would do this, VM's weren't new as the Newton could be programmed using Newtonscript, which ran on a VM, (also, Waba and various Java VM's existed - though not exclusively) and, more importantly, the Danger Hiptop used a very similar scheme to Android for VM (as the main designer for both projects was the same), as does Blackberry.

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