Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC, submitted by Mbg
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Sorry for the delay in writing a story about this, but here we finally are: Nokia's MeeGo (or Maemo or whatever it's called this hour) is getting its successor. Yes, MeeGo, the short-lived but beloved platform running on the unicorn phone, the Nokia N9, will continue onwards in a slightly different form. Its new home? Jolla - a company formed by former Nokia chief operating officer Marc Dillon, who was the principal engineer for MeeGo/Maemo at Nokia since 2006.
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Samsung does WP7!![1] and offers phones running WP7 and they pay license fees like everybody else. But just like for every other WP vendor the Samsung WP does not sell. Hey, we are talking about Samsung. If Samsung cannot sell WP nobody can. But Samsung was clever enough to not put all on WP but also do Android. That is the difference between Samsung and Nokia, between success and failure.

The fact that Windows Phone can't get traction and Blackberry is falling seems to suggest that the market only has room for two phone OSes. There are only so many choices the average person can handle. And in the case of an OS, two very well could be the maximum. Throw in the "thousands of apps" impediment to new entrants and it's even worse news for someone trying to break in.

Edited 2012-07-13 06:12 UTC

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