Impressions of Windows Phone 7 (Discuss here)
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- I don't want to start a war here but its a clean OS. Which is way more than BB is doing. BB is rebranding old phones and calling them new. OS6 is just a evolution of OS5 and is dated. WMO7 has produced something new and the hardware specs they are making phone manufacturers use is second to none. I have always liked blackberries but RIM need to get on the ball, Microsoft has a lot of money and this new operating system is going after them and not IOS or android. If RIM produced something like the Droid pro I would not of doubted them. But the Torch is the weakest flagship phone out right now. Its made by 2 year olds, the hardware internals are underpowered, the screen is terrible, and the keyboard is hard to use. It is not a evolution of RIM's prior great phones. Its sad but its true, a slider, flip phone, and rebadged bold 9700(which I really liked just dated).11-13-10 06:04 PM
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Windows Phone 7 jailbreak imminent | BGR11-14-10 02:30 PM
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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.11-16-10 04:57 PM
- If you think WM7 will not be code hacked your smoking something, it will have jailbreak/rooting type access soon enough. Android is only truly open due to rooting as there are plenty of carrier handsets where you can't side load apps for example. No OS is immune even BB with It's hybrid OS's, it just needs to evolve the homebrew market as it's still new.
Last edited by Accidental Post; 12-09-10 at 07:20 AM.12-09-10 07:18 AM
- 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.12-09-10 10:24 AM
- Let me know when MS allows their code (the core of their OS) as an open download will ya.....**** will freeze over first..........you should know that based on your name techjunkie. Also just as an FYI BB Hybrids are a mix and match of cod's that work well together nobody is rewriting BB's code, No one will rewrite MS code but android on the other hand.....PS rooting does not make Android open. The GPL does.....
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 you12-10-10 11:50 AM
- 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.12-10-10 12:10 PM
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