[maemo-users] Android device coming soon from Nokia?

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Tue Jul 7 17:53:05 EEST 2009
On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 8:29 AM, Didier Courtaud<didier.courtaud at cea.fr> wrote:
> Jamie Bennett a écrit :
>> On 7 Jul 2009, at 09:06, Alexandru Cardaniuc wrote:
>>> Andrea Grandi <a.grandi at gmail.com> writes:
>>>> I really would buy a Nokia phone with Android...
>>> Why Android and not Maemo? Maemo is better.
>> Better in what sense?
> Android is just an encaptulation of Linux with Java
> To resume
> Android : No third party applications available
> Maemo : all Linux applications available
> DC
>> Regards,
>> Jamie.
>> --
>> http://www.linuxuk.org

That is a huge oversimplification of the situation, and your
conclusion is absolutely false. There are lots of third party
applications available for Android, and they are already opening up
Android with SDK access to the underlying OS, not just java. ...And
"all Linux applications available" is a flat-out lie. The overwhelming
majority of them have to be ported - with considerable effort - in
order to work on the small touchscreens, and *all* of them have to be
recompiled for the architecture at the very least. It's not a matter
of being able to just pick any random Linux application and
immediately install it on your tablet. "Plug and play" it is NOT.

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