Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Dec 2013 00:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

We just discovered an issue in both and today which causes update of the store token required for accessing store repositories to fail. A fix for that has been pushed a few minutes ago: The update to version you might be seeing on your device soon contains exactly this one fix to keep store access working.

My Jolla arrived this morning, and I've been playing with it all day. It is by far the most exciting device and operating system I've used in a long, long time. When it arrived, the first update to the operating system was already waiting for me to be installed - and only a few hours later, another update is hitting the device. They have promised another large bugfix and stability update before the end of the year, with updates with new features arriving early next year.

These men and women know what they're doing. They're not overselling, and they keep their promises. A very promising start.

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RE[5]: Other open platforms
by thulfram on Tue 17th Dec 2013 20:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Other open platforms"
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Good point. The Firefox OS phone is fast and light (and doesn't seem to drain power as often as my Androids and iPhones).

I think it has everything a cell phone wants. Right now there's 700 games in the Marketplace, some of them good. That's enough for me. Call, surf, play music and games.

I've looked at the other development environments and they all seem to want additional tools or extra frameworks. FFOS has a framework you can use for UI, but isn't required. You can do vanilla HTML5, Firefox Browser, the B2G plug-in, and notepad. That's it.

Has anyone figured out the Windows 8 Phone story on HTML5? I hear yes and no and maybe.

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RE[6]: Other open platforms
by Lennie on Tue 17th Dec 2013 23:18 in reply to "RE[5]: Other open platforms"
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Microsoft keeps telling people it's possible, but I haven't looked at it.

This has a bunch of links:

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RE[7]: Other open platforms
by Nelson on Wed 18th Dec 2013 00:39 in reply to "RE[6]: Other open platforms"
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The answer is yes and no. The HTML5 support is via an embedded browser control and PhoneGap which apparently has the official blessing of Microsoft.

Now YMMV with the experience, it isn't as seamless as it is on Windows 8 itself with HTML5 and the WinJS WinRT projections.

I'm not sure how big of a priority it is for Microsoft, HTML5 Windows Store apps are few and far between. IMO its been a massive distraction which probably negatively impacted design decisions around the Windows Runtime. Annoying.

This HTML5 fad needs to die already. Web tools belong on the web.

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