Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember back when Nokia jumped to Windows Phone 7, abandoning all other platforms and future directions? Remember Elop's infamous 'burning platform' memo was coveniently 'leaked' to the web? Remember how Elop claimed Windows Phone 7 was the only way forward, since nothing else inside the company would be ready for prime time soon enough? Remember how I thought this was a very good and sane decision? Well, the first reviews of what will be the only MeeGo handset from Nokia (the N9) are in, and well... To whoever decided to go WP7 and ditch MeeGo: I don't like you. To myself: I'm an idiot for arguing this was a good idea.
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Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Won't be like that for much longer. I fully expect a C++ compiler, given the recent focus C++ got at BuildWin.

Probably next major release.

However, C# is still a great choice.

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

May be, so far they used the lack of NDK for political purposes, like preventing competition. They might get some sanity of course with time.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I think its more of a time restraint. Plus their native API is likely immature at this point in time.

What gives me hope is that Windows 8 rejuvinated native development with the WinRT. Hopefully some of that transfers over in the next major release, bringing with it native access.

I'm not against it if its done responsibly.

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