Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Aug 2012 22:11 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Jolla, the mobile startup staffed by former Nokia executives who want to keep the company's MeeGo software alive, says it will use existing technology to bring in apps from other platforms - including Android. Will it be enough to boost the plucky company's fortunes?" It won't be a saving grace, but it's a nice bonus. There's something about these guys that fills me with confidence. Can't wait for their devices to hit the market.
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RE: Comment by darai
by shmerl on Fri 24th Aug 2012 22:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by darai"
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2010-06-08

I guess their point it to compensate for some applications which are still missing in the native form. Same as for example Wine is useful to run something that you can't run natively. It doesn't discourage creating more native applications, since ACL and etc. is not as good as native code, and it's just a fallback when there are no other options.

Edited 2012-08-24 22:49 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by darai
by watkin5 on Tue 28th Aug 2012 17:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by darai"
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2009-06-20

I guess their point it to compensate for some applications which are still missing in the native form. Same as for example Wine is useful to run something that you can't run natively. It doesn't discourage creating more native applications, since ACL and etc. is not as good as native code, and it's just a fallback when there are no other options.


It clearly states on their website that all Android apps perform as native on the operating system with zero latencies.

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RE[2]: Comment by darai
by zima on Fri 31st Aug 2012 23:38 in reply to "RE: Comment by darai"
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2005-07-06

It doesn't discourage creating more native applications, since ACL and etc. is not as good as native code, and it's just a fallback when there are no other options.

Meanwhile, back in the real world, it will just primarily encourage further adoption (and focusing 3rd party dev efforts) of already the most widely adopted & well supported platform, one without such issues - in this case, ~default Android.

Overall, same and again like it was with Meego, fantasies. What Jolla OS ultimately ends up being, in practice - likely just another "radical" skin on top of Android (but lagging even more behind, because of its insistence on very non-standard core). And supposedly people hate those...

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