Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2013 21:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Huge swathes of the interface are remarkable only by their familiarity: a home screen with a grid of apps; a single navigation button to take you back to this screen or alternatively to a multi-tasking screen by way of a long press; and a top-to-bottom pull-down for notifications and quick access to settings. It's basic, but it represents pretty much what all these new operating systems are supposed to be: ways of getting functionality that is at least close to Android but without all the licensing costs associated with running Google services." A lobotomised iOS/Android mashup. This is completely void of personality. Still, it looks like this is Samsung's future (guess who was wrong).
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RE[5]: Android has the apps
by Nelson on Wed 27th Feb 2013 00:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Android has the apps"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

I think making the user experience suffer to be marginally more accommodating to, of all things, JS developers, is a poor investment of resources.

Qt and QML offer a better trade off between reach, performance, and productivity than HTML5/JS does.

HTML5 is just a stupid tickmark in a checklist of features, Microsoft went down this road too, and less than 5% of apps in the Windows Store are HTML5. I don't think, given a choice, many developers clamor for HTML5 in the context of mobile app development.

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RE[6]: Android has the apps
by shmerl on Wed 27th Feb 2013 02:22 in reply to "RE[5]: Android has the apps"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I personally agree that Qt/QML are better for such development. But some might still prefer to have a JavaScript option.

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