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Ifanafi
post Oct 30 2018, 11:59 AM
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Ummm....

Neither "next chapter" nor the almost giddy "... out of this world!" are Team Planet speak. They are, after all, a mostly BRITISH (typically reserved) group IMHO.

That said, the anticipated and presently expected Sailfish (and then OREO) upgrades DO NOT frankly rise to the inherent, implicit inferences one can read into those rather hyperbolic word choices.

Nevertheless, both suggest something hugely unexpected such as EITHER the sale of Planet (aka a buyout of its stakeholders) OR a significant cash-infusion partnership / investor / investment that will take Planet's Gemini to stunning / sky-high / stratospheric or 'out of this world' new heights (and all that suggests).

Whatever it is all about, I surely hope the announcement is only great news for we Gemini test-pilot astronauts.

Ifanafi

P.S. One wonder's why Robin left the company; did he disagree with the team's decision and/or was he out voted by other stakeholders?

By the way, "...out of this world!" was said by actor Bryan Cranston playing NASA astronaut Gus Grissom during "The Hollywood Television Showcase" TV show scenes in the 1996 hit movie "That Thing You Do!"
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post Oct 30 2018, 03:51 PM
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QUOTE(andrewl @ Oct 31 2018, 05:22 AM) *
If it is Sailfish 3 then I will be as happy as Larry (not Ellison).


+1 there! I would even accept Curly, or Mo.
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post Oct 30 2018, 11:18 PM
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Or simply they will start a new indiegogo campaign...
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post Oct 31 2018, 12:40 AM
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...maybe they bought the failed Youyota campaign and plan to finish it biggrin.gif
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post Oct 31 2018, 05:46 AM
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QUOTE(Ifanafi @ Oct 30 2018, 11:59 AM) *
Ummm....

Neither "next chapter" nor the almost giddy "... out of this world!" are Team Planet speak. They are, after all, a mostly BRITISH (typically reserved) group IMHO.


Stereotyping aside, I don't think Janko, Davide or Erkan are native British. They are typically London which is a city of the world and as international as you can get.
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post Oct 31 2018, 08:15 AM
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Though it scarcely justifies such language (nothing short of them giving each backer a million dollars would do that), Sailfish 3 has gotten its first release today, and in the release notes https://together.jolla.com/question/191509/...300-lemmenjoki/ there is mention of "improved support for MediaTek chipsets." Sailfish users signed up for their early release group are receiving SFOS 3 beginning today, with general availability coming next week. It would be nice if Planet were to pick up the tab for the full-boat SFOS 3, including aliendalvik, for all of us, but I very much doubt that that'll happen. Though it would help justify the marketing language.

Though my nickel is on the announcement of Gemini II or whatever they call it. The way GPD announced the Pocket II (which I don't like at all as well as I do the Pocket -- the pointing device is AFU).
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post Nov 1 2018, 02:38 AM
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Is it the release of the bootloader?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP9Ome_V0Ek

Out of work atm. This is what happens when your trawling youtube day in, day out. Had a double take when they mentioned newish version of Ubuntu ohmy.gif. Im like wahhht!
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post Nov 1 2018, 08:36 AM
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But I thought we were actually discussing the "Big announcement on 5th November, and not language...

Staying mostly on topic, and with reference to the wording "OUT OF THIS WORLD", it could be that someone in Planet Computers has had an encounter with some alien race, and are going to share some of their technology with us... (Or it could be some part manufactured/developed in space??!)

(No, I don't really think that, but it would justify the wording laugh.gif wink.gif )
Reason for edit: edited to restore quality of conversation ~~ admin
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post Nov 1 2018, 11:04 AM
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I predict the next version will be Turing complete...
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post Nov 1 2018, 11:21 AM
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It would indeed be rather Psion-esque to already trigger a take-over or something else managerese which will lead to their own entrepreneurial suicide.

Original Psion went down the drain in that way.
The only survivor - Symbian - is now dead as well.
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post Nov 2 2018, 03:33 AM
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Maybe the Linux distros they demoed pre-release are actually fully functioning an available on the device now

aaaaaaahahahahaha
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post Nov 2 2018, 08:33 AM
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A bit of an emphasis on 'out of this world & given the company is called Planet I think we might be looking at their next PDA - the Planet Saturn.
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post Nov 2 2018, 02:33 PM
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QUOTE(smapmap @ Nov 2 2018, 08:33 AM) *
A bit of an emphasis on 'out of this world & given the company is called Planet I think we might be looking at their next PDA - the Planet Saturn.

Yes. That they've managed to get the Saturn homescreen realtime background application running, as here!

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post Nov 4 2018, 09:44 AM
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QUOTE(depscribe @ Nov 2 2018, 02:33 PM) *
QUOTE(smapmap @ Nov 2 2018, 08:33 AM) *
A bit of an emphasis on 'out of this world & given the company is called Planet I think we might be looking at their next PDA - the Planet Saturn.

Yes. That they've managed to get the Saturn homescreen realtime background application running, as here!


Saturn would be cool,

here is some more inspiration for guessing which planets may give names to new devices:



But you would probably have to know something about zodiacs to make any qualified guessing wink.gif
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post Nov 4 2018, 10:21 AM
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One day left till we know for sure. Also I just updated my Gemini with multi boot and have been stuck on a boot loop. oh the fun.
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