154 posts • joined Wednesday 10th February 2010 18:53 GMT
Re: N9 Meego....
You're stuffed about Viber, but there's an unofficial Whatsapp client for the N9 called Wazzap that works like a charm (while eating battery by the spadeful).
A different approach
Analyse how a brain works on a logical, information-theory level (not the molecular-level boondoggle in the EU)
Build computer representations of it
Turn them to silicon
Pattern-matching, fuzzy logic predictions, emergent behaviour, etc.
Mo' silicon, mo' power
Take your time, Apple...
iOS has been stale for at least two years.
The curse of the NK-33
Is finally broken.
Re: Why this is good
Except, of course, using a damn e-mail client.
How much do you pay every time you use Google Search?
Do you pay for your e-mail service? Do you have your own e-mail server?
Are you an user of Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, Picasa, reddit, tumblr, etc.?
Have you bought a The Register Gold Account (can't find the article, that was hilarious)?
"We must end the copper network and install fibre EVERYWHERE". That's what the lad said.
It's good for WebKit, but it's bad for the Web as a whole. The judge is out if it will be any good for people who appreciate Opera.
Re: Another one bites the dust
To survive, you only need to see another sunrise. To live, you must be free
Re: Will this mean
Those messages usually had nothing to do with Presto's capabilities, but with developers not bothering. There was even an extension for Opera that stripped code that excluded Opera from certain "WebKit-showoff" pages and suddenly the sites started working perfectly on Opera.
Google showing that message on blogger.com was one of the most egregious shenanigans.
Another one bites the dust
After Nokia, that's another European software company that bites it. Yeah, just like Nokia, it will continue to exist, but lobotomized. There's a difference between surviving and living.
" I'm surprised how rapidly the BB10 gestures become so natural, you curse their absence on other devices. (I particularly like the task-switching, which is best on the market)."
Stone the crows, Andy Orlowsky likes something Nokia did first. And yet Andy had pilloried the N9 (or anything Nokia did after mishandling Hildon - prejudice much?).
It's a good thing that BlackBerry recognizes good ideas when it sees them dropped by the side of the road.
Re: This is US only, not at all representative of worldwide (also means that Apple aren't #1)
Downvoted because Nokia's WP play was sold as "we've got to crack the USA" - not with WP, you won't!
Re: Good... Good...
All by itself? Now *that's* a smart phone.
My schadenfreude for Nokia knows no bounds. Sweet, sweet schadenfreude.
Don't be sad, my precious N9. You don't have any connection to them anymore. They were the first to turn their backs to you.
The Hardware Acceleration is broken, the Out-of-process plugins are MIA, they're making a WebKit browser to appease Apple, and the latest 12.13 was released after the testers complained of never-ending crashes on the release-candidate. Cue never-ending crashes while trying to update extensions and an official recommendation to reinstall 12.12.
I don't think Opera will ever support WebRTC.
Re: A new (?) idea...
That's called a mobile hotspot. Ask your operator about them.
"So, Mr. Smartypants wants a data plan, eh?"
That nut was cracked
"BB10 is an attempt to unify three things: a launcher, a switcher and a messaging hub, and there are only so many ways to crack that nut. ".
Get an N9 to see how it's done.
Things I can already do on my current phone
I swipe all day and all night.
I have live views of (more than) 8 multitasking apps that are not shut down behind my back.
I have a rolling list of all incoming messages, notifications and events.
I do not have interface buttons.
I have a cracking on-screen keyboard.
It's not a BB10 phone. It's called a Nokia N9, I've had it for more than one year, and I believe imitation is the nicest sort of flattery.
And my OLED screen has a LowPowerMode that always shows time and date, notifications, and whatever else I want (battery, uptime, network, upcoming appointments, etc). Keep using those LCDs, boys!
It's the Office tax
Microsoft licenses for tablets include a MANDATORY Office license. Also, Windows Phone is not Windows RT is not Windows 8.
Guys? I know they're french, but...
It's "Infogrames", not "Infogrammers"
And if Nokia had competitive phones 14 months ago?
Instead of having to wait for Windows Phone 8?
By doubling down on the N9 and launching a Snapdragon N9 variant on Verizon USA? The Lumia 800 was made from that cancelled N9, it was almost ready to launch and Maemo Harmattan was already running on Snapdragon anyway.
Before someone claims the contrary
It works perfectly on Opera.
Best haptic feedback there is on a "glass keyboard"
It's on the Nokia N9. If they used the regular vibration actuator, either it's a non standard part or they are able to drive it in a very different way. Somehow, I'm inclined to believe they use a special actuator for the haptics. But since it's a dead phone, nobody investigated it or knows about it enough to shame everybody else into copying the N9s haptics. For the betterment of mankind.
Meh, whatever, guys!
The point of the article is that the so-called "Linux" app ecosystem and APIs (GTK, KDE, Qt, D-bus, Gstreamer, glibc, gcc toolchain) are not readily available on a tablet format. App programmers couldn't care less about the kernel, users same-o same-o. Any GUI or API can run on any kernel, given enough elbow grease.
Android can't be "Linux" for the effect of this discussion because it has a totally different toolchain and APIs over the kernel when compared to "desktop Linux". Not only iOS is a BSD "Unix", but WebOS was Linux, and Android would be Linux. But only Maemo (and Moblin) ever used desktop Linux distro's toolkits, APIs and toolchains.
Should have bought an N900 or an N9 while you could. Developer mode user-accessible SWITCH that auto installs a terminal and SDK "remote debugging", and true multitasking were all your apps are working in the background. Battery life does not suffer unduly and it's a true Linux (Debian-based, smallbox shell, glibc).
Re: Nokia Internet Tablets
Not sure if serious. The rumoured new Nokia Tablet runs WindowsRT, the N770 to N900 (and the N9) ran Debian with different UI toolkits (Hildon, GTK and Qt).
Nokia Internet Tablets
Like many things at Nokia, painfully ahead of their time and killed just when the times had caught up to them.
I have a soft spot for my N9. It makes Android look like a joke. Heck, it makes iOS look like a joke. Too bad nobody will ever know.
Ahhh... the memories
I do not remember the original drop test, but it had a few column inches in the review of the sequel which is from my time, old fogey that I am.
I'm talking about those wonderful inventions, the Tandem DATAPAC and DataPac II.
Re: Lawrence of Arabia
8K restoration (downgraded to a 4K DCP and mostly played on 2K projectors or 1080p BluRays) is coming to you... THIS CHRISTMAS!
THE CHRISTMAS, see the beads of sweat rolling down Peter O'Toole's brow as he's being r*gered!
You're flying high, there. They're demoing on an N950 an OS that is supposed to run on brand-new dual-core chips next year. Even porting back to an N900 wouldn't be easy.
Re: Check the video
The demo phone can't show info on the standby screen because it's an N950. The N950 has an LCD and not an OLED like the N9. Also, +1 on "Billboard" app for the N9. I have added Name, Date, Battery, Connected data network, IM status, and next appointments to my standby screen.
Re: Nokia, are you listening?
What did you say? I can't hear you with these Nokia N9s covering my ears!
Fixed it properly. Now stay fixed, dammit!
Only because the "web cognoscenti" only care about software made in the USofA. Opera, like Nokia, have always been dissed by the ones that make the official histories.
Re: Oh, that's it.
@ElReg - it's ACAPOR, not APACOR.
Next, we portuguese feel perfectly happy speaking english to foreigners, but very miffed when speaking spanish - to spainiards or to foreigners alike. Especially foreigners trying to speak spanglish - just speak english, oqué?
Sratched anodising on iPhone5
Meanwhile, most Nokia N8s only have scuffs on the protruding camera module, after two years of heavy use. Yeah, totally the buyer's fault: "I just looked at it and it scratched itself!"
Re: Why announce it now?
No, the clued marketers went to Elop to explain his folly and were sacked on the spot.
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