Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 01:05 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "It's no secret that Mozilla has been working on a mobile OS. Previously codenamed Boot2Gecko, the project focused on a purely HTML5 based system that worked in many ways like current mobile devices. As the project grew into Mozilla OS, the company has laid out a partnership with ZTE that will have real world devices in certain markets early next year. Testing for this OS had previously consisted of a compiled ROM that would be flashed over a handful of Android devices. Now, Mozilla has moved into full fledged product evaluation mode with their own custom developer phone." Looks decent - and a better solution for testers and developers than custom ROMs.
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RE[3]: Will not work.
by Nelson on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 19:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Will not work."
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

WP7 has over 100k apps. In who's reality is that a failure ?

Also WP8 will still primarily use C# with C++ being used by games and for WinRT components.

In Windows 8 where devs can use C++, 80% of Store apps are C# and XAML based.

As someone who participated in XBLIG, the problems was not the choice of C#, but rather boneheaded decisions by Microsoft with regards to cost, agility, and awareness. It was just a very badly run program.

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RE[4]: Will not work.
by reduz on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 20:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Will not work."
reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

Who cares about the amount of apps? Blackberry app world had plenty too. Quality is what matters and WP7 was a flop. The fact is, Quality apps and games are almost always native. It's a rule.

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RE[5]: Will not work.
by Nelson on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 21:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Will not work."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

The amount of apps show that devs don't have a problem writing apps, and that there is tremendous momentum behind the platform. In fact, the growth rate has outpaced both Android and iOS.

How exactly does the quality suck? They're fast, nice looking, and mostly enjoyable to use.

In fact, this article shows that at the very least, the apps are comparable to their iOS counterparts.

http://pocketnow.com/2012/06/17/which-looks-better-a-comparison-bet...

I would appreciate it if you stopped making stuff up.

Edited 2012-09-23 21:26 UTC

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