My Nokia 5800 already has text to speech. And speech to text! It can e.g. say the name of someone if that someone calls me. And it can recognize a name that I speak into the microphone, without me previously recording it. That feature surprised me, and from my experience works very well.
Symbian has that feature, but I don't think maemo has got it yet. Based on what I've read so far, TTS on Android seems to be much more comprehensive. For example, you can do browser form filling through speech-to-text.
Yes, I should have made that distinction of J2ME vs full Java. Although I think that full Java on Android is definitely possible with those specs. (And on the iPhone too. But I read a statement from Jobs, that he personally thinks Java is crap and therefore the iPhone will not have it. Which as a Java developer, I find pretty arrogant, considered that every single phone of the last 10 years that is out there, except for the iPhone, supports J2ME. In fact is it so common, that software often is not even labeled as being J2ME anymore. Also on at least all modern Nokia phones, you get accelerated OpenGL ES, accelerated EAX-HD-like sound effects, and every important API exposed. It’s all in all a great development platform.)
I don't think Apple will ever allow Java on their handhelds. For one thing, it breaks their appstore model and I think they simply don't like VMs. So no Java, no Adobe Flash.
I'm in the market for a new phone and have pretty much made up my mind on N900. But N1 does look very interesting
Java support: yes | no | yes
Java on Android is Dalvik, right? You get "real" Java with N900 (not J2ME).
Nexus One's TTS seems like a killer feature
Even with just landlines, the time to hospital was 25+ minutes, whereas when my brother called my uncle for a ride, it was only 15.
But, there are other factors involved, like right-of-way etc.
That seems quite an important extension - any idea when (or if) it will be supported by TB3?
Try the lightning nightly builds. It worked with TB3 beta.
they'll be paid crap for their work, etc. Despite it being a so-called "economic powerhouse", only about 60k of its inhabitants have more than US $1 million net worth. It has over 5.8 million people living there. It makes the wage gap in this country look postively equalitarian.
Let me introduce something for you... Purchasing Power Parity. I hope you are merely making an observation and not being judgmental. If the latter, I should point out that more people are moving in to the middle-class than ever before. Places in South America and the Near East probably have a wider gap, but what's the point in fixating on one little metric.
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Rob Pike, a principal engineer at Google, says Go's goal is to serve as a systems language, in the way that C++ or C does today.
"It's fast for development but it also is a true compiled language," he explained. "We're opening sourcing it now because we think it's reached the point of being fun and useful and powerful.""
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