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Does Java support affect your purchase of consumer electronics like mobile phones and media players?

Yes, I want my stuff to run Java
66% (449 votes)
Yes, but I don't want my stuff to run Java
2% (11 votes)
No, it's not a factor
32% (218 votes)
Total votes: 678

Comments

why should it matter?

If I were a J2ME developer writing for those devices I'd buy them to test my applications on.
As an end user I couldn't care less. I don't use many gadgets anyway and the ones I use I just want to work without having to bother about what runs under the hood, so I couldn't care less.

If I'm the end user, it does matter

I like to fiddle with java-enabled widgets. I used my Xaurus more for that than anything else, and I'd love to see how JDigraph runs on a microwave. I'll be grabbing a Blue Ray DVD player more for that than to replace my old one. However, that's probably not enough to tip a manufacturer into adding a JVM at random.

Does Java really matter to the end user?

At the end of the day, the end user could care very little about Java on the device as long as it performs all the desired functionalitly flawlessly. The only way i see the end user being concerned about Java running on his/her device or not would be, if there were a sizable number of Java applications available, and were well known too. Unless there is a demand for java based device applications, there would not be a demand for java enabled devices. My two cents. thanks, Harsha

Does Java really matter to the end user?

At the end of the day, the end user could care very little about Java on the device as long as it performs all the desired functionalitly flawlessly. The only way i see the end user being concerned about Java running on his/her device or not would be, if there were a sizable number of Java applications available, and were well known too. Unless there is a demand for java based device applications, there would not be a demand for java enabled devices. My two cents. thanks, Harsha