11 posts • joined Thursday 24th April 2008 16:20 GMT
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.
>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.
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
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"
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)
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,
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!!!
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.
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????
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
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