Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Dec 2011 13:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Earlier today, Samsung revealed that it won't update the Galaxy S, its most successful smartphone to date, to the latest version of Android. You might shrug and dismiss that as just more evidence of Android's inherent fragmentation or the need for buyers to beware, but I take grave issue with it. This is a decision based not on technical constraints, as Samsung would have you believe, but on hubris." This. A gazillion million thousand times this. Also: "It's simple: make a large high-end device, a smaller value device, and a QWERTY device. Maybe one or two other specialty form factors, tops. That's it. Update them once a year, and keep the names the same." It would make updating a hell of a lot easier. We don't need the Samsung Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch Sensation.
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RE: Kinda like Windows now...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 24th Dec 2011 14:30 UTC in reply to "Kinda like Windows now..."
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Someone make me a clamshell CLI phone, with a cli browser, ncmpcpp + mpd for music players, mplayer for movies, and some other lightweight console clients like a keypad optimized version of Mcabber or something for IM stuff... and maybe Mutt for e-mails. That's all we need. The day people started thinking they needed an "app ecosystem" to go about their daily lives is teh day mobile computing f*cked itself in the face.


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Speaking of Nokia
by gan17 on Sat 24th Dec 2011 14:37 in reply to "RE: Kinda like Windows now..."
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Oh yeah...

Speaking of Nokia (R.I.P), I wonder wif there's any progress on the remnants of Meego, specifically the Mer project:

I currently own an N9. Quite amazing what the Meego team achieved with a late 2009 spec processor, even if it wasn't that smooth until 2 updates later (plus some rooting and apt-get magic in between).

Would be good if we could install Mer on future windows phones, since I'm guessing some people working on the project are still Nokia employees and have access to the hardware.

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RE: Speaking of Nokia
by leech on Sat 24th Dec 2011 16:47 in reply to "Speaking of Nokia"
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I love my N900. I had the N9 for awhile and it just didn't seem anywhere near as complete as my N900 did when it first came out. By this I mean on my N900, out of the box, it supported all of the IM protocols. N9 seemed to have some of them in place, and even icons for all of them. But it took the crafty hackers to port over libpurple and some scripts to set up telepathy with support for them all.

I still like my N900 better. The only thing I think it's missing is a Gorilla Glass screen, more RAM and more Processing power. Then it'd be the ultimate gadget. The N9 is really fast though, it just needed the software to back that up.

Makes one wonder how Android screwed the pooch so much, when MeeGo Harmtattan can run on half the hardware, but be twice as fast and 10 times better at multitasking. That whole SNAFU of Nokia+Microsoft deal really was horrible for consumers. Especially now that Intel has themselves bailed on MeeGo. It had such potential.

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RE: Speaking of Nokia
by Not2Sure on Sat 24th Dec 2011 18:57 in reply to "Speaking of Nokia"
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The nemo mobile project meets every Tuesday at 11:00 UTC, 13:00 EEST, on @freenode, #mer-meeting

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