I love n8....my n8 are superb...no problem....i love my awesome n8 dark grey colour...this is the best phone ever right now compare to other phone...before n8 i use so many symbian phone...iphone 4...android froyo...but n8 is the best...it's so wonderful...so fantastica...the best my extra ordinary n8...love u n8...
aaptk, 18 Jul 2011if your aunt cant read the font, either she should get glasses or a 4.3inch mobileThat's unfortunate... she liked the pretty and small design of it...
A lot of debate has been happening over the Anna release for Nokia N8. I decidied to upgrade the firmware of my N8 and check out the OS. Here are a few observations that I made.
1.) Symbian Anna for N8 is not released OFFICIALLY. The ones available on the websites are only the Beta versions. Infact, Nokia has not even released the beta, it is a leaked version which is not supported by Nokia care centres.
2.) I did upgrade my n8 with this version and it surely is FAST as compared to the 014.002. However, there are a couple of drawbacks (discussed in further points). After the upgrade, the phone will boot up faster and the icons are changed (obviously) The processing speed is much faster as it utilizes the RAM more efficiently. I did not have a PURPLE tint on my phone, so I am not sure if it will resolve that issue, but the AUTOFOCUS in camera in the video mode is MISSING as promised.
3.) You need a flasing software - PHOENIX for flashing your N8 from PR1.2 to ANNA or vice versa. It is available freely on web. - search for it.
4.) This firmware is not complete, it does NOT have the OVI suite and Maps on it. So you will have to install them separately. Also, you will have to install the OVI fix to install the OVI suite as just the OVI installer will FAIL to install. You need to patch the phone with QT files. Search Google you will find it.
5.) It is virtually IMPOSSIBLE to DOWNGRADE the N8 from anna to other official releases. So, beware, if you install ANNA, you will not be able to come back. Its only one way for the most of it. HOWEVER, there is a SCANDAVIAN firmware available through Navifirm in the QA mode that can overwrite the ANNA version using Phoenix.
6.) Incase you do not like ANNA, or for some reasons and then you want to go back, you will have to download the Scandavian firmware through Navifirm (Quality Assurance version) 011.005, flash using "Refurbish" option and then again upgrade to the 014.002 using Phoenix.
7.) The keyboard is definately better in ANNA in potrait mode as you get full keyboard.
8.) The IE is much better and supports faster rendering.
9.) The homepage scrolling is smoother and in the dialpad, you can search for a contact by just typing the name of the person using the keypad.
10.) At the end, I suggest newbies to WAIT for the official release of ANNA as it will be difficult to get the warranty and a downgrade if desired.
Anonymous, 18 Jul 2011i've had my N8 for 8 months now and it's still going strong, doesn't hang and battery lasts 2 ... moresup bro
1 the floop symbian made is you cant move your short cuts one by one(more like aligning them) and if you try to delete one all four are deleted.
and if you ever add a shortcut it only allows you to add four not one.
2 when you receive files via greentooth the files go to messages
ian, 16 Jul 2011finally symbian anna leaked will successfully solved the purple tint.... i update mind and the... moreHi Ian,
could you share to us how to get the leaked Anna firmware. I would like to try it. my prhone is now with PR1.1. i heard that PR1.2 already released but i couldn't update it.
arshad, 16 Jul 2011if say
nokia n8 is good and better than all the phone....
that is not true
nokia n8 is good... moreHai,
Yes you are right we shdnot compare to symbian and android beacuse both are different when andriod h/s was not avlbl in India you people are used Symbian only and u liked it and do remember always old is gold new is not platinum
ian, 16 Jul 2011finally symbian anna leaked will successfully solved the purple tint.... i update mind and the... moreare you sure updating to symbian anna removed purple tint?
anyone confirm pls updating to symbian anna purple problem removes???
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2011Wow, N8 is an incredible phone. Fantastic hardware & software. This phone is gonna rule 4 ... morei agree with you, value for money you can't beat a N8.
i also use the camera as a scanner when i need to take pics of docs and email to fellow workers it's a great phone. not only that claiming for work aswell on tax refund.
i've had my N8 for 8 months now and it's still going strong, doesn't hang and battery lasts 2 days with constant heavy use. for the last week i've been using sgs (android) and ip4 to compare to my N8 in the end i stuck with my N8 yes the other 2 phones have a prettier os but that's about it when it comes down to it the hardware and software of the N8 is just as good as the others. you can also make folders and organise menu screens in symbian aswell. so honestly i don't understand why everyone is complaining about symbian3. for your reference im a IT Manager so i work with all 3 os, when setting up company email and sync everyones phones to our server/wi-fi.
joonius, 18 Jul 2011I went and changed the font size to large and only the fonts on the menu were changed. The ho... moreif your aunt cant read the font, either she should get glasses or a 4.3inch mobile
aaptk, 17 Jul 2011font size is in setting - phone - display asian fonts are market specific, only thing you can... moreI went and changed the font size to large and only the fonts on the menu were changed. The homescreen is still the same, caller ID is still the same, text messaging is still the same...
joonius, 17 Jul 2011Recognize my name or not if C7 can't get larger fonts or support Asian languages it's useless ... morefont size is in setting - phone - display
asian fonts are market specific, only thing you can do is flash with a different firmware...
Guys,av u tried swype, its kinda cool.pls which chattin application do you guys recommend.
Wow, N8 is an incredible phone. Fantastic hardware & software. This phone is gonna rule 4 a while.
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2011I think you lie we all recognise your name by now,,Recognize my name or not if C7 can't get larger fonts or support Asian languages it's useless for her... is there any way to do that?
aaptk, 17 Jul 2011as for the other features:
fm transmitter - i use it daily in my car, at parties,... the aux ... moreGood comment,,
Nokia N86 and N8 have digital microphones thats why Steve Litchfield used them to film The Phones Show..
as for the other features:
fm transmitter - i use it daily in my car, at parties,... the aux cable is not always an option (not all car stereos of other audio devices have aux in - same goes for bluetooth streaming). also, the cable is a nuisance in the car (depending where your aux in is) and you dont have it always with you
tv out - you need to buy the cable (i got it from a friend's n95, she didnt use it) and i dont use it as often as hdmi, but its great for showing pictures, videos, even playing music or games. not to mention web browsing on a big screen
hdmi - i use that more on my lcd, mostly for watching videos and showing pictures (with nokia bigscreen app) and its great combined with a wireless mouse. only files up to 1.5gb work. i hope "anna" improves on that, but you can always split a bigger file.
usb on-the-go - i've tried connecting a lot of stuff and most worked: usb memories, mice, keyboards, led lights, other mobiles (dummy, android, symbian), external hdd,... some didnt work: usb hub, and older keyboard, gamepad (although a gamepad would be sooo cool :)
so, basically, you can navigate to a party while listening to music wirelessly, get there, play music on any hifi stereo, record everything and when you sober up, show the pictures / videos on the tv and copy them to everybody's usb memories / phones,...
no other mobile can do that, no mater how many fart apps they have
Ray Hipkiss, 17 Jul 2011@ Smoke.
I don't use TV-out but I do use HDMI which is excellent when used with the Big Sc... morejust to correct you, noise cancellation is used only for calls, to insure the best voice quality and automatic adjustment of volume
when recording videos, the second mic is used to record stereo sound, which surprised me as well
not even sgs2 has stereo sound and it makes a big difference