images of jelly bean os stock wallpaper !! wtf !! is it the new invention with old os for new hardware?
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2016Relax folks, this will not launch in 2017, since 2012 Samsung was going to launch a foldable p... moreSamsung was never "planning" to launch foldable phone. But there were rumors since ~2013 that they will launch foldable display phone. They did launch Note 4 edge in 2014, which was curved display, not foldable. They as well showed foldable LED panels quite a few times. That said Samsung never said they plan to launch any device it is just industry rumors going around for a while.. not like Samsung promise and never deliver..
Bailey, 07 Jun 2016Why are they scraping the barrel. Who else is making a folding screen as it's been in the pipe... moreLG has been working on and demoing rollable/foldable screen tech for years as well. Ex. http://www.techvoid.com/2014/07/25/lg-foldable-display/
Myke, 07 Jun 2016I hardly wait for such a practical 2 in 1 phone. If it has 2 SIMs and a proper batteri, I will... moreProblem is still battery. Hope they find some way to improve it. Or at least put in a 5000 or 6000mah
Dear Samsung, We don't need foldable phone, we want transparent phone just like what you show us in Avenger age of ultron!! Tony stark use it and he can projected it in 3D
A foldable device. A good idea of combining a phone and tablet.
2 in 1 devices.
Multipurpose , mobile and productive device.
I guess it may replace phone, tablet and laptop soon as what the trend now.
It is a new evolution.
Relax folks, this will not launch in 2017, since 2012 Samsung was going to launch a foldable phone "next year". The tech is'nt ready, this is just marketing fluff
AnonD-152638, 07 Jun 2016But to honest, sure Nokia experiemented a lot. But to me it felt more like they were throwing ... moreA Nokia story from someone's point of view. Along read indeed, but I enjoyed every bit of it. It is refreshing. You took me to a world more than a decade back.
I appreciate it. Thank you :)
Akinaro, 07 Jun 2016Nokia was afraid of experimenting? Seriously?
Skipping times between 1994-2006 where Nokia ha... moreBut to honest, sure Nokia experiemented a lot. But to me it felt more like they were throwing everything at the wall to see what stick.
They thought that they had to re-invent the phone, to stay ahead.
But people kept on buying their standard devices, in quite large numbers, and payed little interest to the experimental devices that Nokia released.
Every experimentation phone was pretty much a flop, and impratical in use.
And their conventionaly designed units kept them at the top, for several of years.
Had they been a bit more focused they would pehaps not thought that touchscreens were just one of the experiments that simply didn't stick, and that they should thus move on quickly. And while I agree with their statement when leaving the touchscreen segment in 04/05 or so, that touchscreens didnt offer enough feedback, they missed out on the other advantages, that could end up throwing the balance. Like it did. When LG, Apple, Samsung realized at the same time that touchscreens will be the next hip thing, because of all this facebook, youtube and such that were gaining popurality at the time. Those services were not focused on producing (mails, texts), but rather to take in information, and for that a bigger screen is better, even if that would mean that the typing experience would be worse. (though Samsungs first concept in the new wave of touchscreen mobiles, had a slide out qwerty, but LG and Apple skipped that)
But yes, their downfall, was to rely on Symbian.
Seems like there was a lot of inefficiency in the oranisation, especially in the development part. (not saying their programmers were inefficient, it might very well have been those leading the programmers, that had no clue how to do things)
A small group within nokia, were able to develop Maemo, that even in the N900 offered a better experience than the at that time current Symbian devices.
I think the staff working on Maemo, later Meego were increased, but there was at the end several of times more people working on Symbian.
And that made no sense at all, since Symbian didn't have that many apps, especially not the touch-version of symbian. So it wasn't like Symbian had a clear advantage over Maemo/Meego.
They were even working on a top layer for Symbian, that would be based on QT, just so they could co-develop apps for Symbian and Meego.
That top layer for symbian was delayed several of times, and the whole project ended up costing Nokia a lot of money, with nothing to show for it.
And the idea of the Symbian that could run on lower end hardware was dead with the idea of the QT top layer. So to keep Symbian around, when they were starting to shift focus to MeeGo, made no sense at all.
As far as I've understood. Too many people, or probably rather too many people high enough within the organisation, had their role at the company tied to symbian, in one way or another, so they would never allow for it to be killed off.
Had they shiftet focus and re-schooled their developers for Maemo/MeeGo, that could have been a major operating system today. Symbian would have most likely been gone by now anyway.
Elop didn't do anything wrong.
Maemo/MeeGo was too litle too late, since Nokia didn't invest properly in it.
And Symbian was just a hole to sink money in to, as Symbian would most likely never ever make up for the cost of continuing developing it, as there simply were no results.
MS was willing to pay Nokia to use WP.
And Google wasn't willing to sign such a deal. From what I've understood, Google was asked by Nokia.
MS were also writing most of the drivers and the UI was set, so Nokia could get rid of most of their developers, to cut costs. With android every brand had to have lots of developers working on their set of drivers, and their own UI.
At the time WP seemed like the best option.
But MS didn't deliver. The OS was underdeveloped, and still is in parts, compared to the competition. At the time even Android and iOS were in parts behind the old mobile OSes in terms of functionality. So the under developed WP had a chance to catch up, but for loong, they kept trailing further and further behind.
Had MS invested enough money in to WP, it would have probably been at least as big as iOS, today.
(personally I prefer the tiles system, over widgets on android homescreens, it also seems several of times more battery efficient way of giving you updated information,and you hardly ever see people with any usefull widgets on android, almost the only widgets you see people having on their android devices are the ones that the maker had pre-installed, and with WP people would at least get more updated information on their home-screens. But when it comes to settings and such, I think android is better, at least will be when N is out, as google took a wrong turn in terms of toggles for a couple of android versions, but some makers kept the ability to have more access more toggles).
Going with Android, could perhaps meant that Nokia would still have been around, instead of having to do a re-boot.
But that nokia would have had limited staff in Finland, with most of their production in Asia, so it would be much like the new version of Nokia.
Noia would not have been a big player. They could not have competed against Samsung, LG, HTC, not even SonyEricsson, when it came to price-to-performance/feature ratio. Just look at the devices from the time before Symbian was killed off, and Nokias were packing lesser hardware and had higher price-tags. Symbian worked better on lower specs, so that was the only thing that saved them from beeing completely lost at the time, but you simply didn't get as much for your money. And their browser was constantly crashing, so perhaps not all apps under symbian, were efficient enough to run on lower end hardware.
And the Nokia brand had little value in the upper end of the market, at that time. So they would have been lost trying to pretend to be a semi-premium brand like apple.
I hardly wait for such a practical 2 in 1 phone. If it has 2 SIMs and a proper batteri, I will be able to replace my dual smartphone And my tablet. Maybe even a stylus in the package?
AnonD-237590, 07 Jun 2016Don't buy samsung they never update their devices lolYou are "right", my Galaxy S5 Duos has just being updated from Lollipop to Marshmallow a month ago!
Jovan, 07 Jun 2016One of the dumbest comments I've ever read in a long time. Congrats. I'm guessing an iPhone fan?it is not hard to guess.. he is trolling on all Samsung topics.. must be still attending secondary school and using iphone 5c