* Posts by Devtruth Editor

3 posts • joined 12 Mar 2008

Nokia grabs control of Symbian - then gives it away

Devtruth Editor
Paris Hilton

It is free!

The Foundation page suggests that hobby developers CAN get the code for free, i.e. you don't have to pay to get it, but you may not be able to sell stuff without paying a license fee. This is yet another grey area, and it amazes me that Symbian are pushing this as an advantage and a 'new dawn' when their staff are lining up outside the dole office... what a pack of lies.

Google claims 'non-existent' Android beats everything but the Jesus Phone

Devtruth Editor
Jobs Halo

Google isn't objective!

Android may be the best thing since bread was first sliced. It may beat Apple and MS and Symbian. None of that matters. What does matter is how many handsets ship with it on, and whether this will be high enough to entice developers and other manufacturers to support it. The mobile industry has seen all this before, and huge firms have failed to dent the market share of Nokia, Sony and others. Why is Google different? Well, they look and sound different, but what they are offering is simply 'just another' flavouor of Linux, and a very green one at that. Don't count them out, but their hype is just hype and will remain so for at least a year.

Mobe software firm Picsel prunes 10% of workforce

Devtruth Editor
Paris Hilton

Not PMs

Picsel are not hiring developers, and 10% is way too high to be accounted for simply by 'middle management' or project managers. Also, most of the hits to date are in the UK.

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