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News Intel and Nokia combine to make new mobile OS

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 15 Feb 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Isn't this the third OS Nokia have now..?

    I'm all for diversity but there comes a point where too much choice negatively impacts innovation.
     
  3. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    My thoughts exactly. It's becoming a right cluster**** (can you say cluster**** here? :S).
    Just build them on linux, make an universal API and stop making middle-ware for middle-ware OSes :S
     
  4. TWeaK

    TWeaK Member

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    Ugh... "infotainment". Quite possibly my least favourite word invented by marketing jockies
     
  5. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    It's a total myth the iPhone and Android have the market "sewn up". Between the two of them they account for less than 15% of the UK open mobile OS market, and Android is worth less than 5%.

    Symbian is many, many, many times larger than all of them added together, Nokia still totally have the market stitched up in terms of share. Windows Mobile on the other hand is worth now less than 1% of the market, oh dear Microsoft!
     
  6. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Could be why they've started from scratch with WinMob 7, just finished reading an interview on Cnet and it's looking interesting, it seems to be tied to Live! an awful lot ( and I don't know if it's enough to change the image built up over the previous versions of the OS though).
     
  7. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    What will happen to Maemo? And more importantly, to the N900, if they merge? Will you just be able to put MeeGo on it?
     
  8. Shagbag

    Shagbag All glory to the Hypnotoad!

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    A strategic move by Intel to counter the growth away from desktop x86 to mobile ARM.
     
  9. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    Yeah, what happens to Maemo?
    If they merge Maemo and Moblin, surely there's less potential OSs for a phone? Or at maximum, the same? After all, if they're merging Maemo and Moblin they wouldn't continue developing Maemo separately aswell.

    The difference in application markets is just the same as the difference between HTC Sense (Android) and Motoblur (Android): just an overlay, the same OS really.
     
  10. SteveU

    SteveU New Member

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    MeeGo!?!?!?!?

    Pleeeaassee, have they been hanging round with the bods at Nintendo or something?
     
  11. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    How much longer has Symbian been around though?


    To be honest as much as I love Intel as a hardware manufacture they just cant seem to do software at the same level.... not that i'd ever use anything other than Android from now on anyways.
     
  12. tad2008

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    I don't know anyone these days that uses a Nokia, so they must be really struggling to pull themselves out of the mire they created for themselves to be teaming up with the likes of Intel, either that or Intel are hoping to fight back against the Google and Apple monolithic marketing machines (mmm for short), with a little help.
     
  13. fodder

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    Yep, considering Android has been out for just over a year and only used on a few 'smart' phones, 5% is a huge lump to have.

    Both Apple and Google understand that most of their users have no idea or inclination to know how things work and tweak them to what they want. Essentially trying to give as much functionality to a user not much above caveman intelligence, but with enough flexibility to allow the more tech savvy to enjoy the experience too.

    The N900 is great, but you have to be a bit of a techy tinkerer to get the best out of it. Windows mobile has all the 'designed by comittee' tick boxes tickes, so is essentially an incoherent mess.

    If they can achieve the Google and Apple approach successfully, then it should be great. If not then another crappy phone OS making good hardware useless.
     
  14. dyzophoria

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    I think its enough to change the image of WinMob7 (or Windows phone 7)

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/15/...eeGo has some pretty though competition ahead
     
  15. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    It'd be even more amusing if Intel started manufacturing 32nm custom ARM processors for MeeGo.

    Can you spell incredible battery life? Most Snapdragon in the markets now use 65nm, the 32nm edition of anything ARM will be insane! ;D
     
  16. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Again, a myth. The Nokia 5800 was the best selling contract phone by a country mile last year. Additionally, products like the 6303 and 6700 have sold by the bucketload: Nokia are still the biggest manufacturer in the postpay market by a long way, and that looks likely to continue into 2010. Where they've lost share is the prepay market to Samsung and LG, but this isn't an area where smartphones have made really very much impact.
     
  17. tad2008

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    Thanks for the correction and additional info Bauul, much appreciated. Those I know with mobiles tend to be using Sony, Samsung and LG along with the odd Blackberry.
     
  18. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    For me those I know have an overwhelming Nokia presence, and those that dabble into Sony Ericsson/Samsung swore up and down not to do it again. :D

    It goes around the figure of 80% Nokia, 10% iPhone, 1% LG, 4% Sony Ericsson and 5% Samsung.
     
  19. SteveU

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    IMO they should be called SHOKIA for the appallingly unimaginative phones they've created over the last few years. I mean they couldn't even be bothered putting a capacitive touch screen on the N97 which is a major faux pas on a current phone.

    They may have the market share but 99% of their product range is pure dross.

    As far as I'm concerned Apple, RIM, HTC and Samsung are going to continue to lead the way as far as innovation goes!!
     
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