37 posts • joined Friday 4th September 2009 10:51 GMT
Summing up the whole announcement in 4 words...
Much ado about nothing :)
This could be a great move by the "remainder" of Nokia that MS don't get their hands on.
Firstly, they get rid of that asshole Elop, and his asshole board of asslicking directors.
Secondly, they get rid of the bag-of-shite WinPhone platform.
What is left, if I understand correctly, is the Asha phone line, NAVTEQ/Maps, patents, and a GIANT pile of cash.
Nokia would have a couple of years time to engineer an Android phone ready for when they can start using their brand on phones again. This will compete strongly with Samsung and bury Elop & co.
Of course, they could blow the cash pile on a damn good weekend out in Tallinn with blackjack and hookers.
I wonder whether it will be able to run any of the QT apps already in the app-store-formerly-known-as-ovi?
Re: Rolling upgrade
Well, yes and no, the main issue I can see with that is that you are tied to the same form factor - if you make your device any larger or smaller, then presumably you will have issues attaching the two halves.
I'd like to know how they prove...
...it is accurate to 98% when things in the future have not happened yet :)
Come on Elop, don't post anonymously!
never 'eard of 'im
famous my arse
Hope this railgun concorde does not have rounded corners, or it won't end well...
Cue Space 1999 theme tune!
I bet that looked a whole lot better on the back of the envelope that they originally sketched it on...
Re: Best get those scientists out there to do their research
Not if it is Jimmy Wales, and that wouldn't be counted as cannibalism, but as a favour to humanity ;)
Re: @mark 63
Please get me a job at your place...in CZ... :D
What he really meant was
"The change in timeline is not related to the quality of the platform nor the architecture nor the functionality,"
"the delay was due to software integration taking longer than the firm thought it would"
The quality, the platform, AND the architecture are all fooked concurrently :)
The galaxy you can eat between meals without ruining your appetite.
That's all very well,
but where will they find someone with 15 different diseases to test?!
If they get a bunch of MPs together and they could easily detect the seven deadly sins...do they count as diseases?
...on this day "Survey: '4 million' Brits stung by ID theft"
Coincidence? I think not!
It's all very well building the hardware...
...but who will implement the App Store for it?
bunch of bloggers...
...who will even notice and give even a small amount of poop?
Ways to develop on Symbian
Nowadays there are lots of ways to develop for Symbian - in native C++ with the ugly descriptors, cleanup stack, and leaves...but once you learn it, it works well, although it is somewhat verbose.
J2ME, already mentioned by some posters, is supported on all S60 devices, and can run for the most part unaltered also on Nokia's S40 devices (as long as you don't have too much memory utilisation and know differences in camera handling, for example).
QT will bring a huge salvation in application development for the platform with its really nice C++ APIs, with added advantage that the same apps should run on Meego also...and also in theory might cross compile to other platforms (PC, Linux, and I believe Mac is also on the cards), although I believe Nokia have grafted some phone-specific APIs on top of vanilla QT that won't port across (yet).
One thing not yet mentioned is that Nokia have OpenC interfaces, with very posix-like APIs, so many C programs and libraries can just be recompiled. If you use Open GL for the UI then you should be in a good position since you don't need to use the crappy Avkon framework, which is admittedly, crappy.
Maybe there are some other ways, but those are the ones I have used until now (there is also web runtime stuff, Flash, and Silverlight, but I don't know too much about that at the moment). So, you are rather spoiled for choice in a way, and developers from many backgrounds (C++, Java, C, Web) can find some tool to leverage for Symbian. Which is pretty impressive actually.
May I be the first to say...
Is it just me, or can anyone else comprehend how a single company can accumulate so much wealth and power, in such a short time, simply from some dumbasses clicking adverts on a computer screen? I mean they don't even have any physical product, unlike Amazon or other online retailers. Even Microsoft actually ships products out the door. The world has gone completely mad.
That's not a design failure, it's probably a must-have design feature!
I bet that the recent arsebomber wished he had fireproof underwear too...
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