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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Springfield Missouri
Originally Posted by cobhc87
I don't know why they talked about Qt, Wayland, and bla bla...and then they use close-source emulator!
Due to their existing expertise and track record, Myriad Group offered a supported shortcut to the goal of running Android Apps. I think it was a smart partnering on Jolla's behalf. They wanted/needed to get a device out to market. Don't forget the history... Nokia axed their MeeGo work and their jobs. They struck out on their own to do this...
"I don't know why they didn't flounder in poverty, risk themselves and their families' starvation, lose their homes to foreclosure and bankruptcy while they wrote yet more code from scratch and went through endless test cycles. They should have stayed 1000% open source and drug things out longer from bringing a product to market until it was too late and the newly founded company went belly up with nothing to show for it."
I guess your glass is half empty.
Look at the larger picture and not just your desire to have some Apps instantly fall into your lap for free. All the crying over lack of Apps is what keeps iOS and Android dominant. Consumers are blocking real choice, not tech developers. If no one will support a fledgling Mobile OS it will not be around long. That support will have to entail some growing pains.
My glass is half full.
I see a beautiful, intuitive and fun Mobile OS that has been gifted to me via the ability to flash it onto a Nexus 4. I'm very grateful for what was given to me.
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
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