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On Wed, 2010-11-03 at 07:09 -0400, Michael Meeks wrote:

At least then it would run on any platform with a JVM eg cell phone

      Sure any cell-phone with a vast amount of RAM, and a CPU twice as fast
as those we have currently in desktops might give reasonable
performance.

Ok, perhaps a daft suggestion but the principle is that all cell phones
will have a vast amount of RAM and fast CPUs in the next 2 to 3 years. A
gig of RAM is normal now, it would have been unthinkable 10 years ago.

I've seen OO.o running quite nicely on small ARM devices as native
code; that would be my approach to mobile.

So why is there no strategy to get OOo on to these mobile devices? Or
maybe there is? 3.5 billion ARM designs shipped last year and rising.
x86 only reached 1 billion devices in 2003. Standards get established
through volume so the writing is on the wall. Probably why Intel is
porting Android to x86 as a matter of urgency. Unless LO gets into
current mobiles it will end up being an interesting transient. My Galaxy
S has Think Free Office and access to Google Docs. In another couple of
iterations, this device will make my netbook superflous and then this
laptop. 5 years maybe? How long will it take to make the changes in the
code base to ensure OOo continues to grow in the market?

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