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[4]: Phones and data gathering
by BushLin on Fri 28th Sep 2012 14:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Phones and data gathering"
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True for Cyanogenmod 7.2 (Gingerbread) and it's a dream to use as a result.
However, permission controls have been removed from CM9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and CM10 (Jellybean) with precious little information coming out from the devs as to why they removed the best feature in the OS.
Feel free to concoct your own conspiracy theory as to why this happened but my money is on Google threatening to block access to Google Play, would prefer an official response though, there's been many requests which have gone unanswered.

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As a whole, they removed quite a lot of things in CM9, which was IIRC an attempt to get closer to AOSP and keep the features that remain under closer watch. I can also see why permission control was a good candidate for removal : they had many support requests from newbie CM users that experienced software breakage after trying to play too much with permissions and didn't relate one thing to another.

All that being said, I have to say that the conspiracy theory just sounds better ;)

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