9 posts • joined 19 Feb 2011
Out of curiosity...
I know next to nothing about Bada, but doesn't an OS need to have an ecosystem to really thrive in the coming years? Unquestionably, iOS is the champ and Android not far behind, but seems the next contender/pretender to the throne would most likely be Microsoft with its decent and growing stable of apps and developer tools. Does Bada have this? And can it be pushed into European/North American markets? I'm not judging, just asking for opinions on this.
Crazy like a...
I would give some credence to Google being crazy like a fox if it weren't for things like David Drummond's blog rants about the competition. He reminds me of the Sicilian switching wine cups in The Princess Bride and attempting to rationalize the situation. Oh, and BTW, pending patents are just that...pending. Nothing's in the bag and it's not as if the competition doesn't also have a lot in that class.
Are you kidding?
Too bad Motorola's patents are mostly old and mostly worthless. Neither they nor Google have much to stack against any one of their competitors, let alone all of them. Yeah, maybe like the Microsoft of old, Google will get away shoving crap down the throats of those too cheap or dumb to know any better, but I'd still put my money on Apple.
Thousands of web apps?!?
While it's somewhat helpful that Microsoft will support browser versions for years, it has also been a detriment that IE6 has lived on as long as it has. I can't really fault Mozilla for taking its stance. But what is amazing is that any enterprise with a need for that many apps would rely on web browsers as the primary vehicle. At least you'd think they'd code to Flash or Silverlight so that all they'd have to worry about was whether the browser supported the plug-in.
WP7 != Windows Mobile 6.X
You do realize that the OS Nokia is moving to is as different from Windows Mobile as Windows 7 is from Windows 98 or C#/.NET are from VBScript?
Pardon the American reference...
...but around here, the size of the nail in question is 9 inches.
A lose/lose proposition
What a waste of time and effort. This project completely misses the point that developers - if they want to provide something at no cost to the user - can either code into an existing website, provide through a plug-in such as Flash or Silverlight, or for free through any of the current app stores for mobile devices.
The perfect phone has yet to be invented
Gee whiz, as I write this, there are two other headlines above:
# Android malware attacks show perils of Google openness
# Locked iPhones still got their ears on
Is there any platform that is perfect? I have one of the Samsung Focus phones with the older ROM so am affected by the update, but that has to make me a member of a very small fraction of WP7 users.
An admission of failure
If they can’t run sh** fast enough in the browser, which has to run on top of an OS, then they’ll run the equivalent of ActiveX inside the browser. So now, instead of launching an app from my OS – whether Linux, Windows or Mac OS X, I’ll first need to open Chrome? F*** that.
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