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We can argue forever about locked and open. The fact is that microsoft has a OS with great potential, the money, and resources to move to the top. This OS is that good, and I have used every OS out their.
- 11-15-10, 03:47 PM #61
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Experiment, this is true for now. MS has said they will be adding this in an update but day 1 it lacks this feature. The rumors are suggesting a big update in 1Q that also adds copy/paste.
But small price to pay for what is in my opinion an excellent OS.
- 11-16-10, 05:57 PM #63
Kinda like NES making a cell phone OS after numerous failed attempts and learning nothing from those attempts, at a certain point, Microsoft really needs to just give up it's plan for world domination and learn to share, they have already stolen all the really good ideas from Apple many years ago.
Microsoft has become the "Mini-Me" from the Austin Powers movies, full of energy just not able to get the job done.
- 12-05-10, 07:33 PM #66
too little too late haha at least its reviewed asone of the hottest phones out their wheres rims new break into the smart phone world oh yea rated as one of the biggest tech flops of the year
- 12-09-10, 08:18 AM #67
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- 12-09-10, 11:24 AM #68
I concur with APost's post. I recently spoke with a hybrid maker, and he doesn't see code at all. It's just putting together COD files, and plenty of rebooting thereafter. The reason why Android (based on Linux) is open is, as AP stated; and because of this, its source code is freely available to download, manipulate, and distribute. BB, Apple, and MS haven't done this at all.
- 12-10-10, 12:50 PM #70
I was never suggesting that MS would release code, neither did Apple and look what happened there. Just stating that the same thing would occur sooner rather than later, so you are wrong to state that no one will ever rewrite the code of WP without MS approval.
As for Android, you are way off the mark to what I was saying. Yes Android is open for the reasons you say but handsets do not come that way, even the G2 had restrictions at release was my point. You only make them "open" by rooting them so yeah rooting does not make Android open, but it makes Android that came on the unit open by rooting. I am a consumer not a hacker and come from that direction.
I have always understood that Hybrids are not code hacks, but if they were Blackberry approved they would be releasing them as such if they were so much better then what they matched together themselves. This was just a statement of Blackberry not being immune to public modification in a way they did not intend and nothing more. Maybe you should have put more thought into the context of my post, but hey I did it for you
- 12-10-10, 01:10 PM #71
Huh? The source code is out there for Android, I believe, unless I'm wrong. The source code allows manufacturers to do the things you're speaking of - customizing their builds to their phones: HTC Sense, Blur, Stock. The phone's access is locked, but it doesn't mean the OS is by any imagination. Take a look at the XDA developer community. You do have to approach it from a hacker's POV, or else you'll lose translation by what is meant by open.
Jailbreaking is simply unlocking a phone, not a rewrite of the code itself.
You're not really modifying anything by mixing and matching. Maybe the arms, or legs, but the core is still the same. I can swap out kernels, builds - I've used ROMS from different makers.
As a consumer, I look at something like Linux, and I can modify to my heart's content. I may not have the programming expertise to redo my own Linux, but I can do my fair share by ripping things out from its kernel.
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