01/10/2009, 06:19 PM
PLEASE IGNORE THIS DUPLICATE THREAD. THANKS.
In the TreoCast, Mike mentioned Apple's "walled garden," referring to their need to control the heck out of their product environments* (sometimes by disallowing applications available for their platforms).
Part of the implication was that Palm was not of this mindset, but now I'm not so sure. Does anyone else remember something in the Keynote about how the Palm operating system used to fall prey to unstable applications and then crash, freeze, reboot, etc. I believe he went on to say that they (ie Palm) want to make sure that this new device/o.s. continues to run so smoothly... and I think the person finished the thought by saying something about their App store.
Anyway, I'm going to listen to the address, again, but I hope someone else remembers this, in case I can't find the right point to quote the statement I'm talking about.
I hope Palm doesn't plan on subscribing to Apple's "walled garden" method of keeping their devices stable. I definitely want stability, so I guess the concept itself isn't such a bad thing, but I guess I'm worried about its implementation.
Thoughts? Corrections to any of the above?
* - best term I could come up with