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Symbian 3

http://www.reuters.com/article...812620100526

Lee Williams, Executive director of Symbian Foundation

Lee Williams also stresses that Symbian^3 is a transitory release to Symbian^4. Which makes me wonder again, what Nokia’s CEO was talking about, when he said that S^3 was THE major effort/investment for Nokia, and S^4 is a much smaller, incremental release. Everyone from Symbian, that I talked to about this, is contradicting Nokia CEO on S^3/S^4 relative importance.

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  • 2010-06-05 13:25
  • mp%D
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> In reply to andrew burgin @ 2010-06-05 13:15 from 3pH0 - click to readthose coming from prototypes spreaded widely are just ok but nokia development centres have new builts and they have posted video sample just couple of days ago. its shockingly well on 720p hd.

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  • 2010-06-05 13:22
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Just recieved a email from Nokiablog an showing some more photos taken by the N8,an o.k it might be a Preview N8 but the photos were not that outstanding an hope the Final N8 can take top quality photos an videos,just dying to see an use the Nokia N8

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  • 2010-06-05 13:15
  • 3pH0
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Symbian^3 is a rework of Symbian^1, fixing and improving the OS from the base to the top. Some UI/UX elements have been improved, such as the single tap, the multiple home screens, the widget management, but most of the work has been done under the hood. Optimizing the platform for the new Mobile needs is the goal.

S.B. What does “rework” of Symbian one mean? And you also say, that Symbian^3 is transition release. But Nokia CEO says that that, “in terms of OS development, all the major heavy lifting has been done in Symbian^3. It is the key upgrade to the high end line-up. Symbian^4 will be just an incremental improvement over S^3, requiring much less effort and investment.” Sounds a bit contradictory to me.

“Rework” means fixing what doesn’t work, improving what is not performant enough, making the system more robust, make it more simple to develop and maintain it. A “rework” or “refactoring” is needed periodicly. Sometimes it is done all along the development process, sometimes it is needed to have a period of major refactoring.

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  • 2010-06-05 13:12
  • mp%D
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> In reply to [deleted post]Yes, it does work flawlessly. But I guess now a days they both come with same headset that is WH701 and its a powerful, loud yet well balanced. I am not sure which one you got.

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  • 2010-06-05 13:10
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Symbian 3

Is it really a new OS? No, its not. Basically, Symbian development has a timebox and whatever comes at the end of timebox is named a new version.

S.B. Btw, what happened to Symbian^2? We have handsets with S60.5/Symbian^1, we have upcoming handsets with S^3. But, outside of Japan, I haven’t seen any handsets with S^2?

J.F. The way Symbian OS development works nowadays, is based on “Time Boxing”. A release is developed during a certain Time Box of 6 months. S^2, S^3, S^4 are just names connected to the end of the Time Box.

When S^2 Time Box was getting to the end, S^2 didn’t have any “customer”. There was no device planning to use it, except in Japan.

S^3 Time Box started, and with it Nokia decided to make a product. S^3 is an evolution of S^2, the same way that S^4 will be of S^3

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  • 2010-06-05 13:09
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> In reply to [deleted post]Yes

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  • 2010-06-05 13:08
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-06-05 13:02 from Ke1@ - click to readwell yeah cause i've seen many good apps for the 5800XM and that's what make me ask..thx anyway :)

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  • 2010-06-05 13:05
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MeeGo is Future

http://meego.com/about/overvie...eering-group

http://www.intel.com/pressroom...0215corp.htm

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  • 2010-06-05 13:04
  • mp%D
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-06-05 12:30 from whAF - click to readIf you think S^3 is just a new theme, you never used and tried to undertood what S^1 is! Come out of non sense talk.

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  • 2010-06-05 13:03
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> In reply to jericho @ 2010-06-05 13:01 from Kxdh - click to readYou sould ask n8 or x6

of course n8

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  • 2010-06-05 13:02
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> In reply to Mark @ 2010-06-05 12:53 from mbyw - click to readMark,
Don't paste someone elses comments

4 days ago 5
OMG
This is Ahmed,
First his SW is old (I can tell)
Also something is CLEARLY wrong with his fingers....getting to the phone application is quick all the time!!
I dont know about this guy, but seems like his using his NAILS...and if you know how capacitive screens work....they dont work with NAILS (maybe he thinks its a resistive screen)!!!
Just take a look at my vids
Peace

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  • 2010-06-05 13:01
  • mp%D
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may i ask something please
which one is better N8 or 5800XM??????????
i'm gonna buy one of those phone,please help me

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  • 2010-06-05 13:01
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> In reply to Mark @ 2010-06-05 12:53 from mbyw - click to readLol.. thats really funny. He is trying nail on capacitive screen! And screen protector for proto! too much care for device. How he supposed he can review it?

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  • 2010-06-05 13:00
  • s8ex
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> In reply to N8 Response Speed @ 2010-06-05 12:47 from mp%D - click to readStop spreading FUD or incomplete stories. The guy is using a capacitive screen with a screen protector for crying out loud! You can tell by the blue triangle in the corner.

Next to that, our chinaman here is using his nails on a capacitive screen with a protector. Next to that, that device is so beta, the flash is sticking out even.

Look at this video instead. It registers instantly, and is very fast as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl4oUoQOsBY

I am happy you are trying to inform us, but please do it right and give us the complete story. Responsiveness is fantastic for this device.

Or do you think otherwise after seeing the video I link to?.......



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  • 2010-06-05 12:53
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...yer_embedded

I think everybody who claims N8 is very responsive must watch this video

He presses the dialer Button 5 times every second.

From 0:53 to 0:57 and then he gets it exactly the CALL DIALLER open at 0:58.

Even the hardware button, he presses twice or thrice and then it responds.

Please watch it carefully. This video will give clear picture of responsiveness of N8.

I am not going to judge and tell you whether it fails.

Watch it yourself.

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  • 2010-06-05 12:47
  • mp%D
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Video: Nokia N8 Multitouch pinch to zoom photo browser

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...yer_embedded

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  • 2010-06-05 12:43
  • vx7h
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n8 is btter than x10!

vote it 10 10 10!

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  • 2010-06-05 12:41
  • vx7h
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> In reply to fadjar @ 2010-06-05 12:28 from sEJ7 - click to readHi fadjar,

good question, I own the N900 and I am very tempted to get the N8. I think the N900 is more of a computer, qwerty, resistive screen, and fantastic os.

N8 is better cam better flash, capacitive screen, very new OS (S^3).

N8 has better build quality too.

If you are a nerd like me get the N900, if not get the N8!

Cheers

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  • 2010-06-05 12:39
  • mbyw
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Low light Video Sample: Nokia N8 at Rihanna Concert


This video of a Rihanna gig (I think in Tel-Aviv, Israel) is supposedly captured on a Nokia N8 according to uploader, Tal Tetievski.

* The video is in 720p and recorded in stereo audio.
* Stereo separation is obvious but this probably isn’t the best scene to demonstrate it.
* Considering how loud concerts are, the N8 performed extremely well picking up the audio without too much harshness (only audible on left side -seems to be more wind blowing rather than inability to record extremely loud audio which most camera phones fail beautifully at)
* Lots of changes between quite dark to lots of light and N8 handles transitions extremely well.
* Quality is quite impressive as this isn’t optimum lighting conditions for video, look at the confetti and the richness of the colours at certain scenes.
* Check out the usable digital zoom, which is actually worth using compared to most digital zoom that just blows up pixels.
* Shakiness is an issue, but then again the recorder is at a gig, thus jumping up and down, waving their hands about often results in shaky video.
* Video looks sufficiently fluid. No jerkiness, the frame rate looks smooth.
* Wide angle for widescreen 16:9 video looks fantastic, capturing more of the scene within the frame.
* People at Rihanna concert should be banned from bringing umbrellas. Yes, we get it. Man, so many eyes that could have been stabbed out! -_^


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...yer_embedded

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  • 2010-06-05 12:36
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