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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RE[3]: HTML5
by MOS6510 on Wed 26th Sep 2012 06:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: HTML5"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

My guess would be that native (so non-HTML5) apps need to be approved by their app store operators. Thus HTML5 apps can be distributed and run on any device without anyone stopping you.

Then again I doubt they'll be as good as native ones.

The problem with something like "Jolla" that it won't have many apps, most people use iOS or Android based devices. So they need to have a system where a programmer doesn't spends his time on an app that runs on only 0.01% of the devices, but runs on 95% of them including Jolla ones.

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