[maemo-users] iPad

From: Alberto Garcia agarcia at igalia.com
Date: Thu Jan 28 19:37:27 EET 2010
On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 10:27:18AM -0700, Mark wrote:

> But it's VERY important to keep the underlying OS a full desktop
> version, complete with *all* the apps in the standard repositories
> with no porting necessary. Anything else will result in a massive
> fail. That's Maemo's #1 failing: there are too many little details
> required when porting, standard repositories do NOT work, and the
> app base just isn't there. The Nokia ITs have been out far longer
> than even the iPhone, and yet the apps number in the few hundreds,
> compared with 100,000 iPhone apps and over 10,000 for Android even
> though it is by far the youngest.

That's contradictory to say the least.

Many desktop apps could be ported to the Internet Tablets with little

However iPhone apps were written specifically for the device from

IMHO Kate's comment is completely right.

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