Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Sep 2012 02:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Right now, the mobile wars have just two major combatants: Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Nokia could yet make Windows Phone a serious third player, but there are also a few more minor actors with the potential to disrupt the market. Jolla is the most mysterious of those players, which also include Firefox OS and Open WebOS. Jolla (a Finnish word for a small sailing boat) arose from the ashes of Nokia and Intel's MeeGo project, canned in favour of Microsoft's mobile OS. The Linux-based OS has not been shown off yet, but Jolla has already scored a deal with China's top phone distributor, DPhone. The first Jolla device is due later this year, so to find out more I spoke with the company's chief executive, ex-Nokian Jussi Hurmola." Please let Jolla succeed. Pretty please with sugar on top. The industry needs this. Please.
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HTML5
by swift11 on Wed 26th Sep 2012 04:53 UTC
swift11
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2012-08-23

"We would love HTML5 to succeed fast, because it would mean our MeeGo-based ecosystem would be compatible with everything out there. But, at the moment, I think there are interests against that. It would again take away the control point from the existing platforms if suddenly everything were compatible."

I don't understand the last sentence. Can someone explain this ?

Edited 2012-09-26 04:54 UTC

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RE: HTML5
by MOS6510 on Wed 26th Sep 2012 05:39 in reply to "HTML5"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Apps written in HTML5 would run on any phone. Now each phone needs apps specifically written for them.

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RE[2]: HTML5
by swift11 on Wed 26th Sep 2012 06:21 in reply to "RE: HTML5"
swift11 Member since:
2012-08-23

Just an example: the Blackberry 10 browser has the best HTML5 score atm:
why would this "take away the control point from the platform" ?
http://html5test.com/results/mobile.html

For small players HTML5 is an opportunity, not a threat .

Edited 2012-09-26 06:24 UTC

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RE: HTML5
by Radio on Wed 26th Sep 2012 06:30 in reply to "HTML5"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

It means there would be no vendor lock-in (tying customers to a platform), and no marketplace cut (anybody would be able to bypass app stores).

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RE: HTML5
by chemical_scum on Wed 26th Sep 2012 12:38 in reply to "HTML5"
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

Apps Stores !! - Controlled by Apple and Google

Apple definitely have a reason for not wanting HTML5 Apps becoming ubiquitous - tie to Apple apps store and lock in people to iOS. Not so obvious in the case of Google - eyeballs for Google Apps is more impotant to them than lock in to Android

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RE: HTML5
by shmerl on Thu 27th Sep 2012 01:41 in reply to "HTML5"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I'm not sure what he meant, but see it as a good thing. It reduces lock in.

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