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 Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 26th Sep 2012 14:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: HTML5"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

What the sentence means is that the mobile OS companies will not be able to act as gatekeepers. Apple works very hard to screen applications to the app store and has used that control to censor applications it doesn't approve of for their content. If HTML5 as an app format takes off, they lose that control. They lose the cachet of listing the number of ios apps in the appstore. They lose the ability to brag about the number of ios developers.

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RE[4]: HTML5
by Lennie on Wed 26th Sep 2012 17:04 in reply to "RE[3]: HTML5"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

While I can understand that is probably what he meant, it is a false statement.

There is nothing which prevents HTML5-apps to go through the appstore.

Hell, many apps are currently build with HTML5.

When I first read it I thought he meant these companies (Apple, Google) want developer/customer lock-in.

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RE[5]: HTML5
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 26th Sep 2012 17:49 in reply to "RE[4]: HTML5"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, that's a good point too. Developer lock-in is something that Apple tried to acquire early on. They backed off as Android surged ahead of them in market share and third party language builders started to grumble to regulators.

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RE[5]: HTML5
by No it isnt on Wed 26th Sep 2012 18:07 in reply to "RE[4]: HTML5"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

So what? There's nothing to prevent html5 apps to go outside the app store, which is the actual issue.

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