Muutama reaktio yhteistyökumppaneilta:
“The Linux Foundation is disappointed in Nokia’s decision today to choose Microsoft as the primary platform for its mobile phones."
- Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation.
"While we are disappointed with Nokia’s decision, Intel is not blinking on MeeGo. We remain committed and welcome Nokia’s continued contribution to MeeGo open source.
MeeGo is not just a phone OS, it supports multiple devices. And we’re seeing momentum across multiple segments–automotive systems, netbooks, tablets, set-top boxes and our Intel silicon will be in a phone that ships this year."
“While I have little good to say of the announcement that was made, what remains of interest to me is the level of investment in Qt, the strategic positioning of MeeGo going forward and what KDE’s role can and will be as both of those things continue to mature.”
- Aaron Seigo, leading developer of KDE - Linux desktop.
Onhan tuo aikamoinen suunnanmuutos Nokialta - oltiin menossa kovasti Open Source suuntaan ja jopa symbian avattiin, mutta hypättiin sitten tunnetusti closed source-ohjelmien nimiin vannovan MS:n kelkkaan.
Zdnetin blogista, Nokia jumps from one burning platform to another with Windows Phone 7 :
"Microsoft, on the other hand, has always been a mobile operating system failure. Unable to squeeze out its enemies on phones with the strong-arm tactics that proved so successful on the desktop, it was forced to compete on features and quality on phones and Microsoft failed, and then failed again, and it’s still failing today with Windows Phone 7.
The sad thing is that Windows Phone 7 is, I think, easily the best of all of Microsoft’s attempts to create a mobile operating system. It would have been great in say 2007 when Apple released the iPhone. It would have had a shot if has showed up in 2008 when Google and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) were still struggling to get Android-powered smartphones out the door. But today? Microsoft and Nokia are toast.
We won’t see a shipping Nokia WP7 until the fourth quarter of 2011. By that time, the iPhone 5 will have been out for months; dozens of Android 2.4 phones will be out, and even HP’s webOS phones will be out before Nokia WP7 phones appear. Oh, and some company named Research-in-Motion (RIM) will have its next generation BlackBerry PlayBook out by then too.
Look at this way though, thanks to this Microsoft deal, since MeeGo is an open-source project, it may very well live longer than Nokia will."
Mitähän Nokia tosiaan tällä hetkellä saa myytyä siihen asti kunnes WP7-puhelimet ovat markkinoilla? S40:ia ehkä. Elop haukkui symbianin pystyyn, joten se tuskin menee kovin hyvin kaupaksi. Ja tuskin kehittäjät haluavat siihen enää panostaa, joten Ovi Storeen tulevien ohjelmien määrä alkanee vähetä.