AFAIK (and I did some dev stuff for Nokia); Symbian is DYING and its children are STILLBORN. They will use that ugly, unmaintainable stuff for their low-end handsets to come, but not for long. A highly optimized Maemo is in the works to completely replace it. Better late, than never.
actually is not that nokia should ditched symbian but symbian should change their O.S.... Seriously, it's damn boring, even with s60v5, it feels like the old symbian, and we get enough of it. Phone is developing fast thats why the O.S also need to catch up with the phone. In the past 3 years mobile phone keep advancing but symbian stays the same, imagine if at 2012 symbian keep stay the same.. during that time, maybe it only be used in some low end cheap phone
winx, 23 Nov 2009lets see whos the better man. symbian or maemo?Maemo is not built by Nokia so it's clear that it is better than symbian:d
if nokia don't change their o.s with their Phone coming up i'll be be ditching them forever, sorry Nokia, you need to update your o.s soon, your phone's with sybian's are boring.
Etolix, 21 Nov 2009No way, I have a lots of work. Just had few mins to write up comment - two. Lmao, I mean, it d... moreWell, I like Nokia phones, but I'm not a fanboy. I just laughed at what you write, and as you said, this story is true. We may see less symbian phones from now on.
I demand a Part II.
NvS, 22 Nov 2009Okay,that's one hell of a fairy tale you got,hurry up with part 2..!!!Fairy tales aren't true, this is true story, so this ain't fairy tale, it's more like drama :D Part II should be done within 2 years until 2012. Who will die 1st Nokia or Symbian, let's wait and see. :D
Well cosidering Nokia is a major stakeholder in Symbian, I doubt that it will chop it's own tail? This news comes as no surprise :-)
Virtual, 21 Nov 2009You sure have a lot of free time, don't you?No way, I have a lots of work. Just had few mins to write up comment - two. Lmao, I mean, it doesn't take ages to reply haha. I see a fanboy war in here, so just shared few words. I bet you are Nokia fanatic. :D
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2009but the mummy already feed a lot of milk for the son worrr ??:XWhat's worrr? Rofl
Symbian my son(tears).
Is it true that I must leave mummy?I don't wanna leave(sad face).
I think that you have grown enough to raise your own family my dear(wiping tears).
Please mum, I don't wanna go! I'm scared(looking down on floor with eyes shivering).
Don't be scared my dear child, you have your friends Sony and Ericsson, and your lovely girlfriend Samsung(smiling with tears).
But why mum?! Don't you love me?! Didn't you say I am your only son? And who is that Maemo? Is this cause of him?(tears in his eyes).
Don't expect answers my dear, you must find them by your own, mummy is having hard times, I am not young as I used to be(no tears, worried face).
Will you die?
Nobody knows, I hope I won't soon, but we must all die one day my dear, don't cry, you are man, grown enough.
Please let me stay mummy!
But what? Maemo again?!
Please, I beg you.
Ok, stay, just another 2 years.
(They hug and smile)
End of part I
How touchy. :D
Poor Nokia, what immature symbian is. I doubt that symbian will ever grow up to expectations. And you? XD
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2009Are you serious? UK are the ones that get All the top of the line phones for free or cheap. ... moreYou can get the Droid, isn't that the most wonderful phone ever on the best network in the world?
There's nothing to stop you laying out a few dead presidents to buy any phone you want.
hey ... i wish nokia kept what they said earlier, cos i am done with symbian and its limitations..
Anonymous, 20 Nov 200930 apps open at the same time on the N900: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7emvUBpEkbUOn my sony ericsson p1i i can open every single app that i have in phone and there is still free memory...about 40 apps and about 10-15mb free memory.
Will symbian open source be customizable? Like being able to edit all the underlying system settings etc? As compared to windows mobile and android? Like being able to upgrade to it for instance when it comes out?
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2009Nokia should consider to use other OS instead of Symbian. Symbian OS in Nokia phones always po... moreYou're wrong about everything, I have the Nokia E81, E71 and N97;
SE has made one s60 phone and it wasn't really liked, Samsung phones take so long to get firmware updates that they are useless if some error happens.
And you don't seem to have read the article Nokia is going to use BOTH Symbian and Maemo in its phones.
If nokia diches Symbian, Symbian dies and that's how it is.