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It looks like an iPhone ate a Lumia.
 
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Seems pretty silly, TBH. What exactly does this offer, that any old rooted android phone doesn't? You know, other than having to physically replace the back of the phone to get a different colored GUI theme?

It all seems very gameboy color pokemon to me, if you know what I mean.

Its not that its offers more then a rooted android phone but that it offers it as standard in an even more open platform that runs very smoothly and efficiently (assuming they didn't manage to screw it up since the original meego phone).

MeeGo was a very solid phone OS so it was sad to see NOKIA give it up in favor of windows. With the jolla version supporting android apps at lest the phone/OS has a chance to prove its worth.

As for the phone it self. Meh with out hardware specs we know practically noting. I'm kind a fed up with thees all touch phones. What I want is the slide out QWERTY back.
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post #33 of 49
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Its not that its offers more then a rooted android phone but that it offers it as standard in an even more open platform that runs very smoothly and efficiently (assuming they didn't manage to screw it up since the original meego phone).

MeeGo was a very solid phone OS so it was sad to see NOKIA give it up in favor of windows. Whit the jolla version supporting android apps at lest the phone/OS has a chance to prove its worth.

As for the phone it self. Meh with out hardware specs we know practically noting. I'm kind a fed up with thees all touch phones. What I want is the slide out QWERTY back.

I miss the physical qwerty phones too, although I'm not so fond of the slide outs in particular, unless you're using the term loosely. I still feel the sidekick series / HTC G1 had the best keyboards of any phone to date.


As for the phone being discussed, that's a nice idea and all, but it just seems entirely unrealistic. When is the last time that some little company introduced a new phone and was actually successful?

Compatibility with android apps is certainly a boon, but the real question is if there will be access to and support for those apps. I'm going to go ahead and assume no.

If you have to tinker around with the phone just to install apps, you're back to the same situation as having to tinker around with an android phone to replace the launcher, only without the benefits that come with using a mainstream OS backed by one of the most powerful companies on earth.
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Before anyone buys one, we all need to know: Will it run all ANDROID apps? Supposedly BlackBerry 10 is ANDROID compatible, but very few apps actually run. Devs need to go out of their way to make apps compatible with the BlackBerry. Also, will the OS be bogged down by virtualization operations like the older ANDROID versions were? My phone (Galaxy S2 i777) shipped with gingerbread and even after flashing to remove the bloatware it was choppy as anything. Running ICS it is at least tolerable.

Oh and what happened to Tizen? Should there really be more than one MeeGo spinoff?
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Before anyone buys one, we all need to know: Will it run all ANDROID apps? Supposedly BlackBerry 10 is ANDROID compatible, but very few apps actually run. Devs need to go out of their way to make apps compatible with the BlackBerry. Also, will the OS be bogged down by virtualization operations like the older ANDROID versions were? My phone (Galaxy S2 i777) shipped with gingerbread and even after flashing to remove the bloatware it was choppy as anything. Running ICS it is at least tolerable.

Oh and what happened to Tizen? Should there really be more than one MeeGo spinoff?

It probably has fewer issues than BB10. The issue with BB10 is that the kernel is QNX. While QNX is a great kernel, it is very different from the linux kernel that Android apps expect. As a result, Blackberry is required to rewrite huge parts of the Android software stack to play well with QNX as well as their own software stack. In the case of Meego (Jolla OS in this case), the Android stack can exist beside or atop the Meego stack much easier. I suspect that Android applications will integrate better and also be more performant.

 

Tizen is NOT a Meego spinoff. While it was pitched as such, Samsung had a case of the 'not developed here' and threw out all the work in favor of in-house code while swapping the entire Qt stack for EFL (enlightenment foundation libraries) because they employ the lead developer of said libraries. While EFL isn't terrible (it's coded in C rather than C++ and is more lightweight), having fewer features makes building your own libraries a necessity in many cases. In addition, there's nothing like QML available.

post #36 of 49
Did anyone else on OCN preorder this? We need a Jolla club! I hope jolla will finally end the suffering that started when my N900 broke.
     
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Did anyone else on OCN preorder this? We need a Jolla club! I hope jolla will finally end the suffering that started when my N900 broke.

Personally I'm looking forward to it if it hits the local shops at decent price.
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That guy has 9 unsuccessfully backed projects on there....I wonder why....
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That guy has 9 unsuccessfully backed projects on there....I wonder why....
Have a look at them, they are all joke ones, pretty amusing.
    
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Done.



Pffft..

What happened to actual design innovation? I say bring this back.



On a serious note. I've been following Jolla's development intermittently. I look forward to seeing how this baby performs in the real world.

Also, I'm sure they did a better job at porting android apps than Blackberry did. rolleyes.gif
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