symbian anna is far better than symbian^3 and android 2.3
When will anna be released? If its taking so long, nokia will further lose their loyal clients like me. Android is promising. Android makes my symbian phone look tiny.. Wake up nokia! Listen to us..
AnonD-291, 01 Jun 2011Well, even metal gets scratched as easily as any other material. But the fact it doesn't get scratched as easily and that the fact. Nokia has done a very good job on the quality
So what if Android and iphone are faster. Speed wise its faster by the most a few seconds. Doesn't bother me much. But Symbian though not the fastest, has better battery life and better call quality as this is a mobile phone. UI on Android might be more eye candy but that's just the outlook. Symbian can easily design a more eye candied UI but its trying to give customer a better battery life. Android can last at most a day or maybe slight more but a Symbian phone eg Nokia N8 can last me 3 days on normal use with web browsing, listening to music, making calls, sms and using the camera.
Why all this comparing that mine is bigger, faster and smoother than yours. Get a life and stop putting other phones down. Every phone has its set back. But one thing is that Symbian has been around since way before the Motorola V3was the hottest phone in the US.
i noted one thing . everytimes android fans care on processor CPU ram . but why the not care on call quailty battery life . yes android is so faster but that's not mean symbian is slow :-) . i want know android now using dual core and 1gb ram but still has bugs . look at samsung galaxy sII PROBLEM in the display :( look at sony ericsson arc software issues look at lg optimus 2x after updated 2.3 still has issues :( .
Anonymous, 01 Jun 20111. So my android device can't watch movies? That's funny, I play AVI fine using RockPlayerBase... moreI'll answer that in random.
DLNA has been a native Symbian feature ages ago. The Nokia N80 started it way back in 2006. I just don't know why Nokia excluded it on the N8. Maybe one of the future software updates will enable it.
Nokia phones have always had the best screens, setting aside the resolution. If you're talking about the purple tint problem on Nokia's AMOLED display, guess what? Even Samsung's newly launched Galaxy S II have such problem and this time it's an annoying yellow tint. Even the first Galaxy S has a blue tint, clearly indicating that it's no longer Nokia's fault but Samsung's.
I said you won't get to appreciate and see the real-life value of USB OTG, FM transmitter if you're phone ain't got one. I just know that I can't go back anymore to a phone that doesn't have such features.
All current touchscreen smartphones can play music but the N8 has the best audio quality among 2010 smartphones beating the likes of iPhone 4 and Samsung Wave. Even Eldar Murtazin who's a Nokia hater just like you can't deny that fact. Nokia invest so much on quality hardware that has direct benefits and use to the end users like camera lens, optics, audio chip, GPS chip, etc to give them the best sonic experience, video playback, imaging and video recording quality, etc. You know, it's not all about the CPU.
dont underestimate other people's experience.people choose their brand/OS/manufacturer because of that and also because of other people's experiences as well.All of you are just small % of the people all over the world.what you need may not be the same with others.
when you post a comment what all of you are thinking?
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2011what do you say if up coming symbian has 1.2 GHz ? That's imminent. Even Nokia said that 1GHz Symbian devices will be released in time. But I think that's when a major Symbian OS update is already ready to be released as well, much like how Apple launched a new iPhone with new hardware and new version of iOS.
Aaron, 01 Jun 2011Here's the tea. Try to use an N8 as your main device. Use it as it is intended to be used for:... more1. So my android device can't watch movies? That's funny, I play AVI fine using RockPlayerBase, have you even used an Android before? All Androids are capable of playing back music? Unless the N8 supports FLAC format(highly uncompressed high quality audio) but it doesn't so the N8 doesn't play music any better than Android. My G2x supports DTS audio which is better than dolby Digital Plus on the N8.
2. That's funny, my G2x also has HDMI, guess what? the Vibrant(Galaxy S) has HDMI out via microUSB adapter, and all androids supports DLNA, maybe you should look up what's DLNA.
3. Who uses FM Transmitter these days, AGAIN DLNA. Hell you don't even need to use DLNA, with wifi and SMB I can STREAM ANY MEDIA from my phone to any device in my home via wifi.
4. So you're saying Android users have to carry more to function the same? Please do tell what do android users carry more than Nokia users don't? last time I checked the only thing I carried around was my G2x.
5. Guess what? Android can open docs, edit docs, view docs, view pdfs as well too?
6. Obviously you're very ignorant, Android has had FREE VOICE NAVIGATION IN MOST COUNTRIES via Google Maps. This is free too. Also supports offline mode in which aside from the initial first KB of data to cache your direction requires NO DATA.
7. So whats all these "rich" functionality you speak of? USB OTG? I thought you just said it's all about convergence and not having to carry around more things? My Android can be used as a storage media as well. So please list all these "things" your phone can do that my phone can't?
8. So what's this good "hardware" you guys speak of? Nokia has had plenty of "hardware" problems. N8 dying mysteriously? Bad screens? Bad wifi performance?
blueglue, 01 Jun 2011almost 90% of the phones external components are plastic. so does platic bother you or the ... moreWhatever type it is, plastic is still plastic. It gets scratched easily and the phone will look annoyingly ugly like a 2-year old used device in no time no matter how careful you are with it. After using an N8 with exceptional build quality and premium materials, I can't go back to a cheap plastic phone anymore.
Here's the tea. Try to use an N8 as your main device. Use it as it is intended to be used for: more and heavy on multimedia (image capture, video shoot, music playback, watching videos, HDMI, FM transmitter), less on web browsing (just casual browsing), casual gaming, productivity (editing/viewing docs), navigation (voice-guidance and works free offline), and you will see and appreciate its worth. Symbian devices have always been multimedia-centric with internet and web apps as only second to its focus. Symbian devices are for people like me who don't want to carry a lot of separate gadgets for different purposes. It is all about convergence. The built-in browser sucks at the moment but it can be updated anyway and an update is already on its way. And besides there's 2 alternatives to that. Install Opera Mobile and Opera Mini. There are people like me who won't sacrifice the rich functionality that N8 offers just to have flashy and speedy UI and full flash on web browser. Not worth it. I'd rather stick with an outdated phone you're calling that can do a lot more functions than any other up-to-date smartphones available right now. Apart from the CPU, which in Symbian terms is just fit, N8's hardware is light years ahead of any current Android phone. Symbian OS is very capable. Nevermind the simplistic UI. It can easily be updated anyway. I'm a sucker for good hardware that's why I choose the N8 over any Droid easily.
AnonD-9804, 31 May 2011Old specs? i think you should recheck your backgrounds on Nokia phones. The N8 is pentaband (f... moreI Agree with you about the Ovi Maps.
Penta band - what has that to do without the carrier's service, so no direct benifit to the user.
12 MP dedicated sensor - whats the use when the photos are just not right, we can take a dedicated dSLR for that matter.
if n8 has so many "wonderful" features, why is it a flop model? what is the sale % in comparision to SGS or iPhone? think judiciously rather than for the sake of argument.
i agree symbian's abilities, but still then where is nokia going wrong? why are you fanboys reluctant towards change/improvement.
AnonD-291, 01 Jun 2011SG1 with what ? 2.1 ? Or a custom ROM from XDA ? or someone tricked you to buying a Chinese co... moreLOL he doesn't have all three devices. If he did he would know that they don't have the same hardware. X10 and HTC while both uses qualcomm's CPU are different architecture. They're not same specs hahah, this guy is lying through his teeth, the Samsung Galaxy S doesn't even use Qualcomm's cpu ;)
People you Nokia has good performance even with 600mhz proc. i have tested C5, using many apps. open and it was working fine.
Anonymous, 31 May 2011sgs1=body made of plastic....
sgs2=body still made of plastic....
i cant relate ur argument ... morealmost 90% of the phones external components are plastic.
so does platic bother you or the quality of platic ?
both sgs1 & 2 has better quality of plastic..
There seems lot of argument over which operating system is better.
What ever happens whoever wins, it is the user who will benefit in the end.
But one thing is clear nokia has lost its dominance.
AnonD-4697, 31 May 2011Buddy I have the 3 phones right here in my hands And believeme the differences are HUGEEEE... moreSG1 with what ? 2.1 ? Or a custom ROM from XDA ? or someone tricked you to buying a Chinese copy of SG1 ? Otherwise you show me a video of how the WP7 device do it better.
[deleted post]what do you say if up coming symbian has 1.2 GHz ?
The topic is a news not a battleground for OS wars.
One should look at the history, reasons and impacts of things.
1.when Symbian was the most popular OS the competitors like LG,Samsung,Sony etc have to use Symbian,Java etc for their phones.
They find it hard to compete with Nokia due to the latter build quality and reliability. So Nokia was the king and their only competitor.
2.Android arrives the scene, they all turned towards it as a help to fight Nokia.Android became popular and supported by Google a giant in software field.Android optimizes itself for touchscreen phones which were the next big thing.
3.Android improves very fast and the App store increases due to the number of companies using it and overnight becomes the future OS of choice.
4.Samsung success story- the software war ended and the hardware war starts and Samsung( a super giant in electronics) is hard to beat in it(although the build quality remains poor).
5.Symbian story- when Symbian was in the scene their were hardly any touch screen phones and it was optimized for it so the user interface and high end hardware support suffers, and if Nokia rewrite the code from scratch it will not be Symbian although you may still call it by that name.
6.Symbian is still the innovator OS and introduced things like .zip, .rar files, Bluetooth , USB otg,installing files of external memory(2.1 eclair does not),multitasking,FM transmitter and many more.
its not Symbian fault its the developers to match the competition.
7.conclusion- if Nokia make android phones we all gonna see a proper hardware war( I dont like it).all the people arguing on function Nokia provides as useless, one simple question- How can not having a feature is good than having it? Lets see what Nokia brings from windows.