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* Posts by JD Evora

11 posts • joined 24 Apr 2008

Why there's real hope for webOS - if HP is committed

JD Evora

No, Symbian has hundreds of thousand of apps, it is no more because on the user front is not competitive with the new touch interfaces.

If a device sells well the developers will take the effort to develop for it.

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>There's no market loyalty to WebOS like Android and iOS.

The numbers are small,because the companies behind were not able to attract new users, but for the people that actually use it, WebOS generates the biggest loyalty out there, based on comments from editors that manage multi OS sites.

>Open source won't work for a consumer device

Isn't Android open source? That the SO is open sourced doesn't mean there won't be a company behind it package it nicely and give it support.

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Looks like you don't know anything about WebOS.

It has the MOST active mobile community that exists.

The core of WebOS is coded in HTML and js and the source code is just there, in the device. There is a VERY active community doing mods for the WebOS devices and HP has reached this community already

Cheers

JD

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Oracle mobile Java licensing suit boomerangs

JD Evora

Yes and no

I agree that JME should die and a full stack should be put into the phones.

But letting the TCKs free we only allow even more fragmentation, I agree with "let then put a jre on every phone for free"

Cheers

JD

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O2 to release Palm pair on iPad day

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They are a good complement...

They include Mobile hotspot.

That means that you can share you data connection with up to 5 wifi devices.

Perfect for the non-3G iPad ins't it?

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HP eyes webOS iPad rival

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It is done

And it is called PDK.

It is coming out of Beta at the end of May, but in the mean time Gameloft had an early access and is porting ALL their games to WebOS (17 so far) the complete list is at http://www.gameloft.co.uk/download-games/palm-pre-games/?selected_sort=name&alpha_21=all_alpha)

Cheers

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JD Evora

Not the best idea

And how will they make a different product from the zillions of Android phones already in the market?

In less than a year a very poor Palm has managed to have 2000 apps in the catalog, I think with HP's money, knowing that they will stay and the easy iPhone ports that the PDK brings, in one year the number of apps wont matter any more,

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What does HP want with Palm?

JD Evora

Big plans for WebOS

I do think that HP has big plans for WebOS.

Buying Palm's IP for protect your self only makes sense if you DO PLAN to enter that territory BIG time.

WebOS is even for Palm heaters the "best mobile OS on the marked" Palm was not able to make it a success specially due lack of resources.

Problem solved, Palm gets money and HP gets a way make their products to stand out from the other Android/Windows mobile builders.

Looking forward for a WebOS device with a better hardware!!!

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Palm Pre update inbound

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Even less applications

The update is here but we now have even less applications :-( just 60 because they only allow you to see the the ones that SPECIFICALLY set your country, instead of allow you to filter out the ones that you are interested in.

Regards to 3G download, I think that the pre is only sold with unlimited data plans.

Cheers

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Apple slapped for dodgy ads

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The worst is that you are NOT ALLOWED to install it

Java and Flash are free yo download (Java is even GPL now)

BUT the Apple's license terms for the SDK doesn't allow anyone to create a IPhone port for those technologies.

I'm OK for not having java/flash out of the box, but banding people to install it????

JD

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Sun backs Java-on-iPhone 'quick fix'

JD Evora

Technically it was done

Porting Java to the IPhone was done already, see http://blogs.sun.com/hinkmond/entry/houston_we_have_liftoff but of course it can't be released until they have a legal agreement

Cheers

JD

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