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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RE: sort of open
by gan17 on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 22:20 UTC in reply to "sort of open"
gan17
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2008-06-03

We probably won't see a mobile OS with the same "open-ness" as your regular Linux distro for quite a few years. At least until the market gets saturated enough that handsets stop evolving at the current rate. A fully open-source OS (think something like OpenBSD) is probably impossible outside niche sectors (think Geeksphone).

Edited 2012-10-02 22:26 UTC

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RE[2]: sort of open
by shmerl on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 01:05 in reply to "RE: sort of open"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

If you mean drivers wise - who knows how long it'll take. If you mean regular software - it's here already. Nemo and PlasmaActive are based on the same core as Jolla's work - i.e. Mer. And they are fully open (again, besides hardware side of the issue).

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