Posted Feb 20, 2013 0:40 UTC (Wed) by man_ls
In reply to: Convergence
Parent article: Ubuntu for phone to be previewed February 21
It is ironic that the two most successful mobile platforms today don't want to know anything about this convergence stuff: Apple keeps its iOS and Mac OS X platforms completely separated (at least in the interface department), and Google even have their own desktop OS (Chrome OS) which shares nothing with Android apart from the Linux kernel.
It is only some of the challengers that are trying to converge their platforms; Windows (with their ill-fated Windows 8) because they want to use their desktop dominance as leverage, and the rest (Ubuntu, GNOME, KDE) because they have little to lose, I imagine that they think. In fact they have a lot to lose such as their current user base, but hey, if Microsoft can risk it why can't they!
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