Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 18:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless After a few months of relative silence and vagueness, we're finally getting something tangible from Jolla, the promising mobile phone company which came forth from former Nokia employees. It's ambitious - they're not just going to create a mobile operating system, not just a mobile phone, but an entire ecosystem, including cloud services and data centres. At its heart? The beautiful city of Hong Kong. The prime target market? China.
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Open hardware & open software ?
by PieterHog on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 20:52 UTC
PieterHog
Member since:
2012-10-02

If the hardware specs are open and the software is open source I would love to have it. That way you would'nt be dependent on factories for upgrades, or on complicated workarounds ......

I must also be able to run Android apps though -

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Not sure what you mean by hardware specs, From what I understand Jolla is only doing the software.

There isn't much open hardware for smartphones out there. If they really wanted to do it right, they'd be starting from scratch for all of the hardware ( cpu included).

Also, how exactly would you be independent of factories for upgrades of your phone's hardware? Even if it were all open hardware, someone would have to actually make the danged thing.

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Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Not sure what you mean by hardware specs, From what I understand Jolla is only doing the software. There isn't much open hardware for smartphones out there. If they really wanted to do it right, they'd be starting from scratch for all of the hardware ( cpu included).

Let's see... China, ARM, open-source...

http://garrys-brain.blogspot.ch/2012/04/allwinner-a10-open-source-a...
http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/

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