Some guy from Greece, 12 Dec 2010"Care to explain why Android is growing at an exponential rate at the expense of Symbian?... moreDo you honestly think it's just coincidence that Nokia's decline started when the iPhone launched? And that decline only got worst at the rise of Android.
It's because people don't like how combersome Symbian is. People found a better alternative in Android and iOS and no matter which UI it is, may it be Sense, Timescape, or TouchWiz, it's still more user friendly than the old Symbian. People voted with their wallets and Nokia is forced to move on to Meego on their flagship N series. Nokia knows that Symbian just doesn't cut it and that is why they are moving their high end phones to Meego.
Crap is crap and even if you put it on the best hardware, it's still crap!
Droid Rampage, 12 Dec 2010Care to explain why Android is growing at an exponential rate at the expense of Symbian? It's ... more"Care to explain why Android is growing at an exponential rate at the expense of Symbian?"
No i don't. Do you? Yes you do! And you say it is Adroids friendliness.
Which adroids? There are more than three UI out there. Friendliest of them is Sony's yet it's the only "Adroid company" that's losing market share. Still think it's a matter of friendliness?
It wasn't the fact that Nokia was years late in touchscreen trend? Wasn't it that Koreans and Chinese ofer better technicals for the same money? Maybe the fact that only 1 out of 7 new mobiles is Nokia? None of these had anything to do with Nokia's decline?
I'm not a market analyst. I just shared some thoughts with everyone here about OSs. I meant to show how subjective it is to either be satisfied or not by a UI and concequently how stupid is all the bashing that takes place in these comments....
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2010it took me less than 15mins to learn how to use the outdated symbian. Why is that?took me 5 minutes to learn most of symbian and this was 5 years ago when android was only pen on paper
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2010Android take only a few hours to learn how to use, Android is a lot more userfriendly than Symbian.it took me less than 15mins to learn how to use the outdated symbian. Why is that?
Some guy from Greece, 12 Dec 2010You're right. Few hours can definitely beat few years of experience. And it's so userfriendly ... moreCare to explain why Android is growing at an exponential rate at the expense of Symbian? It's because people find it more user friendly, modern, and everthing Symbian is not.
How do you explain why Nokia lost $77 Billion in market value since 2007? It's because people moved on to more user friendly devices like Android and iOS.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2010Android take only a few hours to learn how to use, Android is a lot more userfriendly than Symbian.You're right. Few hours can definitely beat few years of experience. And it's so userfriendly to have to learn your phone instead of using it instinctively...
[deleted post]i honestly never had a problem using my browser
i search engadget and gsmarena all the time even facebook sometimes
Some guy from Greece, 12 Dec 2010The most interesting part of Nokia's success is that it has trained the customers to use a mob... moreAndroid take only a few hours to learn how to use, Android is a lot more userfriendly than Symbian.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2010Even if you and other people don't like symbian os the truth is like it or not it will stay. O... moreOnly Nokia still use the outdated Symbian, and business-users can get far better Androids than any Symbian. The free navigation on Nokia-phones is not worth that much because it is not that expensive to buy complete navigation-software to Android-phones.
No FM-radio and no microSD card slot and no HD video recording, but a lot more expensive than Galaxy S?
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2010 I'm afraid your wrong, the only reason Sony and samsuck ditched symbian, is because it was a... moreEven if you and other people don't like symbian os the truth is like it or not it will stay. Of course it can't beat android os everybody have admitted. But like i say it just competing and staying with the business. Meego os will be the one challenging android and wp7. I don't see why people make fuss over it jeez.
The most interesting part of Nokia's success is that it has trained the customers to use a mobile phone in it's own certain way. To ask for a good camera, have an initial page and a central menu...
You see, familiarity is a key element for what we call friendliness in a User Interface. I just can't help it finding my S60 Symbian the easiest OS, since it's the one i know better! It's that simple.
While Xperia's X8 is by far the easiest, smoothest, most natural UI it just can't beat the familiarity that roots from my S40. I'm faster (in what i do with my phone) when using Symbian and unwilling to go through (few) months of inconvenience, learning features that i don't really use.
Of course moving forward will become a necessity, eventually, but up until then, i have a real life to live instead of learning some phone's gimmicks*...
*i refer to the midrange touchphones
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2010
That's what I'm trying to tell him, that symbian is old, symbian was not built for today's t... morethe truth is, Nokia is very far from falling, they have large army of phones bombarding the market that even Samsung can't do it, even if all companies unified together can't outnumbering the sales of Nokia phones as a whole.
this is helping them by the time they transition to MeeGo OS.
wow it will be cheap plastic and not as good as ip4 yet it is 50quid more???
"RIP OFF BRITAIN" how can we pay so much for a mobile nowdays really amazes me an loads of others,you buy mobiles mainly for Calling an Texting an nowdays Browsing,but you shouldn"t have to pay this much for doing just that its totally ridiculous,what about the cost of running this mobile,you will end up paying aleast £1000 for this Rip off Smartphone
this is beter
droid 2 global
or waiting for motorola olampus
No microSD, no USB OTG/HDMI, no radio RDS, there are Android devices and Nokia handsets that do better than this. Get a Desire HD, N8, upcoming Motorola Olympus. They're worth it.