Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 21:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's a long read - but totally and utterly worth it. After interviewing ten former and current Nokia employees, and combining their insider information with publicly available information, Sampsa Kurri has written a long and detailed article about the history of Maemo and MeeGo within Nokia, and everything that went wrong - which is a lot. It's sad tale, one that reads almost like a manual on how to not run a large company. Still, between the bad decisions and frustrations, there's a red thread of hope that leads to Jolla.
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RE[5]: Remember...
by shmerl on Sun 14th Oct 2012 17:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Remember..."
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

Apple is open standards hostile now as well. Look at iMessage (why not XMPP?) and their hatred to open codecs (Theora, Vorbis, VP8 and etc.).

I'm not even mentioning hardware open standards. No USB ports on "i" devices in this day and age? Come on Apple, you must be sick.

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RE[6]: Remember...
by henderson101 on Mon 15th Oct 2012 10:18 in reply to "RE[5]: Remember..."
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Errr... well, no USB ports on the devices, but USB works so long as there are drivers. My Camera, USB mic and USB keyboard all work on both iPad and iPhone using the USB host adapter from the Camera connection kit. Indeed, the only reason I got the kit originally was because that was true.

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RE[7]: Remember...
by shmerl on Mon 15th Oct 2012 17:16 in reply to "RE[6]: Remember..."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

What prevents them from using a standard USB port in the device, without requiring anyone to get adapters?

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