All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

Go Back   All About Symbian Forums > News and Comments > Symbian OS News

Thread Tools Display Modes

Old 06-07-2010, 11:32 AM
slitchfield slitchfield is offline
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 7,002
slitchfield is on a distinguished road
The dangers of a "significant" change in EU AntiTrust Laws

I wonder just how much effect the proposed EU Antitrust law change would have on the smartphone scene? The new tweak in the law would change the wording from “Dominant” to “Significant” in regards to market positions of companies. Jason Mick (at Daily Tech) highlights the issue but I don’t think it would have the huge utopian effect that many are hoping for. Here's why...

Read on in the full article.

Old 06-07-2010, 12:06 PM
Ratkat's Avatar
Ratkat Ratkat is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Pompey
Posts: 680
Ratkat is on a distinguished road
This still allows systems that can be completely open to third party applications, such as deskbound computing, signed and verified application ecosystems such as Symbian OS, and the more restrictive ‘check every app available’ environment that Apple prefers; but it removes the antitrust idea of “we don’t like this app” holding up third party developers.

Strange that the 'completely open' app system struggles against the 'held up third party devs'' creating for iPhone though.
Symbian Phone History: 7650, P800, P900, N-Gage, 7610, 6630, 6680, N70 x 3, N80, 5500, N95, N95 8GB, E51, N82, E71, 5800x5, E75, N97, E52, N97 Mini, N8 Currently using: a busted E71 (as a voip phone)

Cost Effective Web Design Nximedia

Old 06-07-2010, 02:19 PM
Posts: n/a
maybe i read it wrong

The passage quoted on dailytech is as follows (emphasis added):

Since not all pervasive technologies are based on standards the benefits of interoperability risk being lost in such areas. The Commission will examine the feasibility of measures that could lead significant market players to license interoperability information while at the same time promoting innovation and competition.
If i read this correctly, it does exactly what this article proposes: force company A to license interoperability information to company B, so if company B wants, it can develop software/hardware that is compatible with company A's product. There is no mention of "forced inclusion".

I don't know whether there is any clause that affects Apple's policies regarding the app store though. If they 'license interoperability information' to Adobe, Adobe can develop flash for iphones/ipads, but if it's not allowed in the app store, it is still effectively excluded without going against the quoted text.


antitrust, change, dangers, laws, significant

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to change the first shortcut on w960i trelloskilos Sony Ericsson W950 and W960i 15 12-06-2008 04:14 PM
N95 Product Code FAQs and how to change your product code [all debranding] stuclark Nokia N95 and N95 8GB 0 30-11-2007 02:16 PM
How can I change the Screensaver of my N3230? ravelin101 Nokia 3230 2 28-06-2006 10:42 AM
How can i change language in N70 to other language? vannda Nokia N70, N72 and N90 4 26-05-2006 01:46 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:43 AM.

vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Notes || Contact Us || Privacy Policy