Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Feb 2012 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's pretty clear Samsung is keeping Bada/Tizen around as a possible future escape clause in case Android and/or Google goes nuts. Sony doesn't have an alternative to Android - which it may need soon, since its Android smartphones and tablets aren't doing particularly well. As such, Sony's new CEO Kazuo Hirai has hinted that the operating system of the Playstation Vita may make its way to smartphones and tablets.
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by robmv on Tue 14th Feb 2012 12:42 UTC
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Browser is still Netfront, the same engine used on the PS3 and PSP, if they think they can win people to an OS with that browser, they are crazy. I understand they do not want to use Webkit or Gecko for licensing reasons (not that I agree with that) but please license Opera, Netfront is a browser engine for the dumb phone era

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by Panajev on Tue 14th Feb 2012 12:58 in reply to "Browser"
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Netfront uses webkit now (the 3DS browser uses Netfront AFAIK) and Sony is moving in the same path as well. See the latest firmware update for PS3 and the improvments in the web browser.

Still, to stay on topic, Sony can follow one thing that RIM is trying to do and which has promise: integrate Dalvik and use it only to run Android applications with a thin compatibility layer to expose the relevant HW functions to Dalvik. Sony has enough experience with Android and internal software developers to pull it off.

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