Originally Posted by awordinyourear
Now Miss Gross without implying you know nothing about mobile phones, cellular telecoms or the development of gsm. S40, to anyone who does know about mobile phones , cellular telecoms or the development of GSM, means the OS on Nokia's base level smart phones.
Now I am a great admirer of Jobs who has reinvented himself brilliantly but the question of what OS is likely to be better for phones is undecided. There is no doubt that the closed garden of the iphone allows amazing responsiveness. However it is unlikely that Apple will be allowed to become the sole developer of smart phone os worldwide. However the anger i see here reminds me of what I read about the 1930's and that worries me.
That's already been ended. I checked further, and have bumped up against all of the misinformation present on the web. I see that the S40 OS is not considered to be "Symbian", though, I've spoken to people who were around back then, who still insist that it and S60 have roots together. Whether that's true or not, I can't say, but they would be in a position to know. Perhaps they are wrong, or others are. Right now though they are not the same, whatever that past may, or may not have been.
And the discussion about that is over.
You're getting upset about nothing. The discussion over which OS will become dominant is similar to what is being argued on many other websites. Don't take it to an illogical extreme as you're doing.
The question of which OS's will be dominant in the future is market driven. No one "decides" which it will be. If it's the iPhone OS, that's great, if not, that's great too. But people using any particular OS will want that one to be the most popular, which ever it is, because that will benefit them. Each company also wants to dominate, because it benefits them as well. That's realism.
By the way, I have no idea what the "miss" is all about for you but my name melgross, doesn't indicate "miss", so I don't know where you're coming from with that. When referring to someone, please use the proper screen name.