Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Dec 2011 21:50 UTC
Windows Fascinating, this. As a Windows Phone 7 user, I can attest that it is every bit as good as iOS and Android - heck, in my experience, it is more polished, more consistent, smoother, and faster than either of those two. Yet, despite raving reviews and glowing user comments all over the web, Windows Phone 7 simply isn't selling. Former Windows Phone 7 general manager Charlie Kindel believes it's because neither carriers nor device makers like the control Microsoft exerts over the platform.
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B2G, etc.
by _xmv on Wed 28th Dec 2011 03:05 UTC
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Member since:
2008-12-09

I personally like better the "true-open" alternatives.

Like Boot2Gecko, or even to a lesser extend Meego (and whatever spinoff Intel made from it), or even maybe WebOS soon.

Android ain't all that open. And it shows: There's no decent "from source" ICS rom right now, except for phones Google released ICS for.

Is that because Google works faster? Nope. It's because the devs are stuck. It's because Android is not really open, not even really open source.

For example, the SGS2, which is probably the best and most well known *current* Android phone (even more than the Galaxy Nexus or the Nexus S).

Devs at CyanogenMod gave up on ICS until Samsung makes a release aleady. They just can't get the RIL (radio interface layer) working. It's a binary blob!

And that's the same for the camera, and tons of other drivers.

So basically, Android does not give you the freedom Linux distros give you on PC. Not even close to it.

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RE: B2G, etc.
by Yagami on Wed 28th Dec 2011 12:23 in reply to "B2G, etc."
Yagami Member since:
2006-07-15

Yeah Right ...

Its nothing like the freedom that the NVIDIA Driver Binary Blog gives me on PC.

Nothing like...

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