Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 13:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless At TechCrunch, Jolla's CEO Marc Dillon explains why his company will focus on China, Finland, and the rest of Europe first, ignoring the US. "The US market is not on the radar as yet, as he says the patent landscape there 'raises a barrier' of entry to newcomers (he's especially critical of overly aggressive use of design patents)." Considering the patent mess in the US is only getting worse, expect to see more of this in the future. Jolla is making a wise decision by ignoring the US - as a young technology company, you're far better off focusing your attention elsewhere.
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Comment by gan17
by gan17 on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 15:13 UTC
gan17
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2008-06-03

Not directly related to the topic title, but it was mentioned in the linked article, so I don't think I'm being off-topic.

I'm probably the only one who cringes whenever a new platform mentions they'll be including Android compatibility.

Have they even taken a look at what's in the Play Store? Yeah sure, you get a few "now with swanky new Holo facelift" apps coming out each week (some quite good, I must say, like Pocket Casts) but the majority of the marketplace is polluted with crap "casual" games or "utility" apps that want to take over your device.

I'm looking at the app drawer on my Nexus 7 right now and it's basically got 2 pages of apps I'd consider useful. That's about 60 apps. Multiply that number by 100 and you'll have 6000, which should cover most use case scenarios, provided there's a quality app for each use case. Why not concentrate on giving us 6000 (or even 600 to start with) high quality, secure, native apps instead of a compatibility "layer" offering access to a cesspool of 700,000 (or whatever number Google says) crapsicle apps?

Edited 2013-03-03 15:25 UTC

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RE: Comment by gan17
by WereCatf on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 15:24 in reply to "Comment by gan17"
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2006-02-15

Why not concentrate on giving us 6000 (or even 600 to start with) high quality, secure, native apps instead of a compatibility "layer" offering access to a cesspool of 700,000 (or whatever number Google says) crapsicle apps?


You just said it yourself: a whole boatload of apps immediately available vs. a handful of apps with a small trickle of them over time.

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RE[2]: Comment by gan17
by Soulbender on Mon 4th Mar 2013 04:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by gan17"
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2005-08-18

Sure, but you could also make a business case for NOT having 700k of apps that are basically worthless.

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RE: Comment by gan17
by some1 on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 16:15 in reply to "Comment by gan17"
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2010-10-05

I think you massively underestimate the effort to write and maintain 6000 high quality apps. And yes, many people want those crappy casual games too.

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RE: Comment by gan17
by BushLin on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 22:58 in reply to "Comment by gan17"
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2011-01-26

Depends, would they allow you to control the app's permissions so that they can't read your phone's IMEI number or connect to the internet if it's not required?

If they did then it'd negate many of the problems with the Play Store and become preferable to an official android product.

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