There are only two sensible choice
Posted Oct 7, 2012 11:44 UTC (Sun) by khim
In reply to: There are only two sensible choice
Parent article: MeeGo to return next month with Jolla phone launch (The H)
Situation in China is slightly different. Everywhere else people accepts the fact that Android is directed from Mountain View, but China likes Android yet hates Google. They had a plan: make sure Google keeps Android open till China can ditch Google. Google said quite clearly: if you want to go your own separate way then you can do that - but you need to decide to do so from the start: with your own developers and your own OEMs.
So yes, this opens the niche which Jolla can exploit (also note that Apple was unable to sign a contract with two biggest China telecoms so far). If they will succeed in China then maybe, just maybe, years later they will be able to attack the rest of the world.
The only problem: even if "they may succeed in China" is valid point I doubt we'll see anything in the rest of the world (at least not for a long, long, looong time). Do you know that Nokia produces Lumia 800 clone for Chinese market with Symbian (it's named Nokia 801T)? Well, it's over there, you can buy it in China, but how relevant is it for the rest of the world?
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