[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] OS2006 roadmap

From: Christian F.K. Schaller christian at fluendo.com
Date: Wed Jan 10 20:45:56 EET 2007
I think the two devices are rather different and not really competing 
directly that much against eachother. Also based on Apple's track record
I think their openness will be much less than Nokia's in regards to this
device. The whole Darwin joke hasn't exactly shown Apple to really give
a shit.

The N770/N800 team are working constantly on improving the stack both in
terms of quality but also in terms of openness. I have to admit to not
have followed the iPhone news that closely, but the little I have seen
hasn't mentioned providing an open stack at all from Apple. If you have
any links with details on Apple's plans in that regard I would love to
see them.


On Wed, 2007-01-10 at 12:30 -0500, Dave Neuer wrote:
> On 1/10/07, Ted Zlatanov <tzz at lifelogs.com> wrote:
> > I think the 770/N800 break with OS support from ITOS2006 to ITOS2007
> > is reasonable.  The 770 was a first-generation device, really the
> > first of its kind.  I hope the N800 doesn't get deprecated in the same
> > way, and I hope Nokia at least considers giving some discount to
> > people buying the N800 that bought a 770 previously.
> What's amazing to me is that someone in charge at Nokia thinks that
> independant developers are going to flock to develop a market-creating
> software ecosystem for a $400-$500 half-open platform, especially in
> light of Apple's recent announcement of the iPhone -- a $500 half-open
> platform which presumably will ship with Apple-provided "killer apps,"
> no magic market creation required.
> This has seemed to be Nokia's strategic blunder all along; create a
> pretty compelling hardware platform which does so many things right --
> like using standard, user-replaceable batteries -- and then relying on
> half measures on the software side (half measures meaning not a)
> creating a compelling software platform for the device internally
> which was ready for prime time when the device shipped, or b) _really_
> empowering the community to develop the platform, in a way that took
> _full_advantage_ of all the device's capabilities).
> In short, I think that fully opening the platform (both n770 and n880)
> now is the only way Nokia's going to be able to compete when the
> iPhone comes out in 5 or 6 months.
> Dave
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