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Android 2.3 code released, Gingerbread ported to Galaxy S

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Android 2.3 code released, Gingerbread ported to Galaxy S - read the full textThe Android 2.3 a.k.a. Gingerbread source code has just been made available for everyone interested. Meanwhile the Google Nexus S Gingerbread has been ported to the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S. Android 2.3 arrived a couple of weeks ago and as of 16 December the first Gingerbread-serving device, the...

 

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I have long been a nokia fan for obvious reasons they are the best. But having tried the Iphone and then moving to try the android handset there is no going back. Iphone was a little lame and more for the kiddy market, the galaxy S and the android system how ever is leaps and bounds ahead of the iphone and Symbian. So naturally i was over the moon to find out just 2 days ago that Nokia will be the newest player in the Android market. They are to release a handset based on the N8 but upgraded with more and newer features and running 2.3 gingerbread android OS. Personally this is the best news to come out of the hand held market ever and i will be counting the hours until i get my hands on one of these new hand sets.

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  • 2011-02-05 07:49
  • muAf

i hav the latest of iphone,android and symbian...oh, windows will be my next..each of them has the downgrade side,very noticeable in symbian..after 2011,we will see which os get the raaaannkkk...!!!cant wait for that...!!!

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  • 2011-01-19 08:16
  • ubYF

i've been using Nokia for the last 14yrs and since N97 came out, it showed the true weakness of symbian. Its a horrible OS, slow, unresponsive and very little software developed for it compared to android.

Android is not perfect, but is significantly better than symbian.

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  • 2011-01-07 18:58
  • myPm

of course symbian is the leading os, because they exist long time ago..but, for now and future, there is no more symbian or less people using symbian..majority people in this world would love to have a better os, such as, android and ios..

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  • 2010-12-22 16:53
  • IVRF

READ COMPETITION SECTION

In the number of "smart mobile device" sales, Symbian devices are the market leaders. Statistics published for the second quarter of 2010 showed that Symbian devices comprised a 41.2% share of smart mobile devices sold, with RIM having 18.2%, Android having 17.2%, and Apple having 15.1% (through iPhone OS) [8]

Previous reports on device shipments as published in February 2010 showed that the Symbian devices comprised a 47.2% share of the smart mobile devices shipped in 2009, with RIM having 20.8%, Apple having 15.1% (through iPhone OS), Microsoft having 8.8% (through Windows CE and Windows Mobile) and Android having 4.7%.[9] Other competitors include webOS, Qualcomm's BREW, SavaJe, Linux and MontaVista Software.

Although the share of the global smartphone market dropped from 52.4% in 2008 to 47.2% in 2009, the shipment volume of Symbian devices grew 4.8%, from 74.9 million units to 78.5 million units.[9] From Q2 2009 to Q2 2010, the shipment volume of Symbian devices grew 41.5%, by 8.0 million units, from 19,178,910 units to 27,129,340; compared with an increase of 9.6 million units for Android, but 3.3 million units for RIM and 3.2 million units for Apple.[10]

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  • 2010-12-21 13:22
  • p$tI

dont shout all you android and apple users the worlds leading os is only symbian you can refresh your knowledge from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/symbian_os.

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  • 2010-12-21 13:21
  • p$tI

you dont need flash because apple said you dont need it !!!
omg you are a sick apple fan brother .
I can hear you and jobs cying .

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  • 2010-12-21 13:18
  • s8es

> In reply to iphone4u2 @ 2010-12-21 11:06 from PTUp - click to readIf the signal issue was lies why get the bumper??

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  • 2010-12-21 12:10
  • mrZX

> In reply to Rob @ 2010-12-21 10:39 from MVfw - click to readWe don't like the flashing

*posted from my iphone4 holding death gripped by squeezing the bumper case very hard into antenna joint to prove the signal issue is lies.

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  • 2010-12-21 11:06
  • PTUp

Gingerbread does look good. I had an Iphone before going to Android as its more flexible. The biggest demise of the Iphone is also its best point: its too reliant on Itunes. And everytime Apple releases an update to fix something on their OS something else stops working, which is about as useful as tits on a fish.

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  • 2010-12-21 10:50
  • M3s@

@iphoned4u2
Yes, we want Flash. But Steve Jobs doesn't want to pay for Flash.
And stop signing everything with that Death Grip comment, we get it, you're a fangirl.

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  • 2010-12-21 10:39
  • MVfw

> In reply to trave @ 2010-12-21 07:27 from s86u - click to readWe don't want flash.Apple said we don't need it and we agree

*posted from my iphone4 holding death gripped by squeezing the bumper case very hard into antenna joint to prove the signal issue is lies.

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  • 2010-12-21 07:54
  • PTUp

common kids Do you really think apple can match up with google? anyways what good are these ios updates if they cant give you flash support.
android is taking over .
get it or stay outdated.Ha Ha Ha

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  • 2010-12-21 07:27
  • s86u

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-12-20 14:28 from t7X2 - click to readOne day, Samsung is gonna stop funding Eldar, and next thing you know he's gonna start hating them as well. Wonder who will pay him to plug their company after that.

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  • 2010-12-20 20:25
  • kUW@

> In reply to akash from nepal @ 2010-12-20 04:38 from u104 - click to readEldar who? That bitter anti-nokia guy who claimed that 100% of N8 and promotes sammy on every nokia article?

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  • 2010-12-20 14:28
  • t7X2

> In reply to iphoned4u2ing @ 2010-12-20 11:05 from PUrL - click to readumm actually the signal problems with the ip4 were if you DIDNT have a bumper case on the phone and your skin made a bridge across the 'circuit breaker'nothing to do with how hard you hold the phone -_-'

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  • 2010-12-20 11:19
  • 9xEt

> In reply to erick @ 2010-12-20 10:41 from wr7j - click to readTo answer that, No, We (Apple fans) are not scared.When we need an update Apple will be nice and deliver it. No reason to be worried about android because it uses stuff we don't like

*posted from my iphone4 holding death gripped by squeezing the bumper case very hard into antenna joint to prove the signal issue is lies.

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  • 2010-12-20 11:05
  • PUrL

> In reply to akash from nepal @ 2010-12-20 04:38 from u104 - click to readNokia WP7 hahaha , Nokia will survive only if they kiss ANDROID´S ASS . Nokia is dead .

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  • 2010-12-20 10:57
  • s0Fj

> In reply to iphone4u2ing @ 2010-12-20 07:50 from PUrL - click to readif you think iOS is far more superior then why you bother reading, commenting, explaining that long in an article? your iOS is far more "superior" anyway.... i smell fear and being threatened by Android. well.... just asking.

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  • 2010-12-20 10:41
  • wr7j

> In reply to akash from nepal @ 2010-12-20 04:38 from u104 - click to readThat move is impossible because it'll turn Nokia another bulk manufacturer like others which is not one of Nokia's policies, they already have MeeGo waiting to be released plus Symbian for mid-end smartphones and S40 for the budget phones

how can they grab another OS while they have 3 different systems? it's just fake rumors nothing else.

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  • 2010-12-20 10:23
  • iFrI

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