Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th May 2013 21:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless PocketNow interviews Marc Dillon, and there's an interesting note about why Jolla is keeping the display properties under wraps: "We're leaving some of those details out because we do understand that there are a lot of really big players in the market and they tend to take certain components in the market and dominate them. We created the ability to actually be able to run Sailfish on multiple hardware displays and be able to swap components, so this is part of the demand and supply planning phase. We are committed to this industrial design which is a 4.5-inch display, an 8 megapixel camera on the back and a front-facing camera at the front, and the exact specs of the display we'll provide when we're close to delivery." Something you rarely hear anything about.
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RE: Very Nice.
by shmerl on Tue 21st May 2013 03:23 UTC in reply to "Very Nice. "
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Someone needs to succeed. This looks like the best Linux option as of now.

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RE[2]: Very Nice.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 21st May 2013 11:47 in reply to "RE: Very Nice. "
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, I think Android is Linux's, best option.

Jolla looks like a better option for GNU/Linux, if that's what you meant. I'm normally not a stickler for the distinction as it usually doesn't matter, but it does here.

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RE[3]: Very Nice.
by shmerl on Tue 21st May 2013 18:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Very Nice. "
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

No, I think Android is Linux's, best option.


I naturally didn't mean Android since while it uses Linux kernel, it's not glibc based. So read my statement above as talking about glibc Linux. And as a mobile option Android is for sure not the best. Its only advantage over normal Linux is in the fact that it came early, but not in its technical superiority. Android bionic is worse than glibc and incompatibility with glibc makes it a completely separate beast, where effort can't shared.

Edited 2013-05-21 18:37 UTC

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