Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Nov 2013 15:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Jolla's first smartphone, running their new SailfishOS, will be released in Finland on 27 November. It will feature Nokia HERE maps, and the Yandex Android application store.

Currently featuring over 85,000 apps in 17 categories, Yandex.Store offers the best and most popular apps - from social networking and communication apps like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Skype, Viber and WeChat to games like Angry Birds. Yandex.Store will provide in-app purchase opportunities and is available on smartphones and tablets in 37 languages.

International, non-Finnish people who preordered (like myself) will be notified via email shortly. I can't wait. I'm getting the 'other half' in red and white (I get two of them as part of my preorder package) - or perhaps, hot candy pink? Any suggestions from you guys and girls?

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RE[4]: Comment by ddc_
by Nelson on Fri 15th Nov 2013 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ddc_"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Its the path of least resistance. When you let developers cut corners, they most likely will.

Easier to repackage an existing app than to write a new one from scratch.

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RE[5]: Comment by ddc_
by dsmogor on Fri 15th Nov 2013 18:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ddc_"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

True, devs even cut corners on Android despite its marketshare dominance.

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RE[5]: Comment by ddc_
by shmerl on Sun 17th Nov 2013 00:49 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ddc_"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Not in this case, since Android will always remain second class citizen in the sense of integration. So some might use it as a fallback, but it won't be as good as any native application. On the other hand, Qt on Android is now officially supported, so instead of using laggy Java, you can use C++ there too. And using Qt you can make applications more easily portable.

Edited 2013-11-17 00:50 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by ddc_
by Nelson on Sun 17th Nov 2013 15:05 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by ddc_"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

That's all pie in the sky and all, but its not how I think things will play out.

Examples being OS/2, webOS, and BB10.

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