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    Default Jolla's First Smartphone Powered By Wayland

    Phoronix: Jolla's First Smartphone Powered By Wayland

    We have long known that Jolla, the company founded by former Nokia employees, has been toying with Wayland for their future smartphones. We now have confirmation that right from the start their first phone will be running on Wayland...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQxMDA

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    500$ phone with this configuration? Although I would give them my best of luck but I highly doubt it will shine.

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    Somewhat agree, but the hw is only half of the product, the other half is the sw.
    You don't need a quad core cpu on a phone, unless your apps are running on half-native/interpreted goo like Java/Dalvik, which is also sucking a lot more memory and doing garbage collection (gc) which leads to hiccups => the experience playing a game is better on a dual-core CPU in C++ than with Java on a quad core cause you can't normally escape gc with Java or with other (half)interpreted crap.
    Wayland is also better than SurficeFlinger.
    Last edited by mark45; 07-13-2013 at 12:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark45 View Post
    Somewhat agree, but the hw is only half of the product, the other half is the sw.
    You don't need a quad core cpu on a phone, unless your apps are running on half-native/interpreted goo like Java/Dalvik, which is also sucking a lot more memory and doing garbage collection (gc) which leads to hiccups => the experience playing a game is better on a dual-core CPU in C++ than with Java on a quad core cause you can't normally escape gc with Java or with other (half)interpreted crap.
    Wayland is also better than SurficeFlinger.
    I just love how halfwit's attack what they don't understand, with other things they don't understand. The end result is that they end up putting in a good word for what they're attacking, because their brainless attack always makes the opposite impression than what they were aiming for.

    Just a little FYI: The reason google picked the APQ8064 quad core for the nexus 4 rather than the dual core MSM8260A or MSM8960 was because it had the Adreno 320 GPU rather than the older and slower Adreno 225, not because it had 4 cpu cores. Their next phone, the moto-X "made in America", is a dual core MSM8960T, which is basically the same MSM8960, but with the upgraded GPU core.

    And a little lesson;
    1) Android GC is not the same as java GC, it doesn't cause the whole system to chop up.
    2) GC only happens for... get this... java applications. Most applications that actually do any significant lifting run native binaries. That means C/C++ on bare metal.

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    Default They Need To Rethink that Price

    There are definitely going to have some die-hard fans of Linux and Sailfish who will buy this no matter the price, but I highly doubt the general market is going to pass up an HTC One or iPhone 5 for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caryhartline View Post
    There are definitely going to have some die-hard fans of Linux and Sailfish who will buy this no matter the price, but I highly doubt the general market is going to pass up an HTC One or iPhone 5 for this.
    It is WAY cheaper than iPhones and HTC One! It is an unsubsidiced price you moron, and the phone won't even be available on the US market EVER due to patent laws, so don't worry your head with things you do not understand and can not buy anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carewolf View Post
    It is WAY cheaper than iPhones and HTC One! It is an unsubsidiced price you moron, and the phone won't even be available on the US market EVER due to patent laws, so don't worry your head with things you do not understand and can not buy anyway.
    it sold out we may see it here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honton View Post
    Maybe more likable, not better. One is production quality another is research or development quality. The difference is literally millions of years in service on a large of variety of hw.
    So? i still need to restart Android 2.3 phones each day

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    his Wayland Phone's are Unlocked? if so the price is not bad at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramiliez View Post
    So? i still need to restart Android 2.3 phones each day
    I never have to do that with my galaxy s2 running android 4.1...

    In any case I don't think surfaceflinger would be the cause of needing to resart your phone anyway...

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