Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 23:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Two weeks ago, as I was busy finding out in Vegas that double-shot frozen cocktails are a really stupid idea, a small Finnish startup unveiled their mobile operating system: Jolla unveiled Sailfish. With a strong focus on the Chinese market, the company is aiming to offer serious competition to Android's dominance of the smartphone market.
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RE: N900 Legacy
by vnangia on Wed 5th Dec 2012 04:25 UTC in reply to "N900 Legacy"
vnangia
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2011-08-08

For me, it's not only that, but the excitement of an actual competitor. I, like Thom, have a fascination with operating systems - it's one of the reasons I started reading OSN back under ELQ - and I saw mobile as the only place where competition could occur.

Unfortunately, the entire OS war that took nearly two full decades to come to a close on the desktop side (roughly 1980±5-2000±3) happened in the space of about three years on the mobile side. Two years ago this time, we had: iOS, Android, WebOS, Maemo/Meego, Symbian S40, Symbian S60 Touch/Keypad, WM6/WP7, Bada ... only the first two have survived.

For some reason, that makes me indescribably sad, and makes me want to collect the deadends before they disappear forever.

*hugs N9 and Pre3*

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RE[2]: N900 Legacy
by zima on Fri 7th Dec 2012 15:29 in reply to "RE: N900 Legacy"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Two years ago this time, we had: iOS, Android, WebOS, Maemo/Meego, Symbian S40, Symbian S60 Touch/Keypad, WM6/WP7, Bada ... only the first two have survived.

S40 is not Symbian. So far it survives, almost flourishes recently under Elop (with all the Asha phones, also touchscreens), after over half a decade of stagnation.

And there's always WP8, a fairly direct descendant of WP7. If there's still any place for a third smartphone ecosystem, that's likely for the one from MS...

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