Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Sep 2013 23:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

A team within Nokia had Android up and running on the company's Lumia handsets well before Microsoft and Nokia began negotiating Microsoft’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone and services business, according to two people briefed on the effort who declined to be identified because the project was confidential. Microsoft executives were aware of the existence of the project, these people said.

Another person said the idea of Nokia using Android wasn't a part of Microsoft’s discussions with the company about an acquisition, even though that was widely recognized as a possibility.

Windows Phone never fit into Nokia's DNA. It's too closed, too external, too controlled; Nokia had little influence over its own destiny with Windows Phone. It's not surprising that many of the brightest minds in the company left in the wake of the Windows Phone announcement (such as the team now at Jolla).

Nokia should have gone Android.

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mksoft
Member since:
2006-02-25

One can write Android apps with Pascal (FPC). Takes some patching, but can be done, see:

http://wiki.freepascal.org/FPC_JVM_Android_Development

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I know, but sadly Pascal has become a legacy language in our industry.

Unless you want to work on legacy systems, better have something more actual on the CV as last worked projects.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

I did Delphi over a 10 year period about 6 or 7 years ago. My CV still has it on there. I've had a few bites recently (as I just moved jobs a few months back and so put my CV out "there".) I wouldn't touch it again though as it's a complete dead end now.

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

I know, but sadly Pascal has become a legacy language in our industry.

Unless you want to work on legacy systems, better have something more actual on the CV as last worked projects.


The last time I checked, the free pascal mailing list was very active. Aside from Embarcado, there are so many modern Pascal languages today, like Morfik and Oxygene(Not your Daddy's Pascal). However, Pascal is not as popular as C/Java/.Net today. One thing that .NET, Android, iOS developers needs to take a look is Oxygene. www.remobjects.com/oxygene/‎, it can do .NET, Cocoa and Android native app development.

So, in summary, Pascal is well and alive.

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