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August 15, 2012

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FormerSymbianJunkie

It does not make sense in arguing about the comparative merits of MeeGo/WP/Symbian. The fact remains that on Feb 11, 2011, support was withdrawn for two of those platforms and as a result, neither are where they could have been. Talented engineers working on both platforms left in spades and the remaining ones were practically working with an arm tied around their back. In the case of MeeGo, it is a miracle that the N9 has received even as much software support as it has.
The simple fact is : none outside Nokia can accurately state how Symbian and MeeGo products would have looked like today had it not been for the burning platforms memo. That will always remain a "what if" and currently there is no value in discussing that.

tired

@sander van der wal
All OS have teething problems. wp incised. In the case of MeeGo, at least the problems can be worked around by the users and devs themselves. For example, a lot of the tweaks and tricks implemented in Pr 1.2 and PR 1.3 were already made available by devs way before the update came out. MeeGo by a wide margin has better usability than wp 7.5. i.e. file transfer, multitasking to name a few. as well as good reviews by most tech blogs.
Comparison is moot point actually. It was the stupidity of elop and Nokia board that destroyed Nokia's market.

Cyan

Apparently, Bada was just killed by Samsung.
Bada was already "integrated" into Tizen 6 monthes ago,
and apparently, Tizen is now being "unfocused" by Samsung,
to the point of emptying their roadmap from any Tizen Phone reference.

KPOM

I think a jury in California might have a different take on the grading for Apple and Samsung. I'd be curious as to Tomi's reaction. Supposedly a Samsung executive has stated that Friday's outcome was the "worst case scenario." While the Galaxy SIII was supposedly designed to work around the patents, my guess is that Apple will seek an injunction against it, as well.

Sure the ruling affects only the US, but it makes a powerful statement. Plus, even the Korean court ruled Samsung copied the "bounce back" feature. Apple is now in a far stronger bargaining position with Samsung and Google.

KPOM

@cyan, Friday's court decision might change those plans about Tizen.

Hotcandy

@Sander van der Wal

symbian sales did increase with symbian3 release, mainly due the n8, they did til february 11th, after that it completely went down.

n8 in launch time sold 4m units alone, thats WAY more windows phone lumia with so many deals with operators, universities, FREE XBOX etc. lumia 900 is being given away for free for new consumers and 50$ existing.

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