Android vs Symbian
The Symbian OS(operating system) has been around for years with Symbian v9 being launched in 2005. That was around the same time that Android was acquired by Google, only to be announced some time in 2007 and released on the G1 in 2008. Iím going to cut to chase here, Android is over-hyped and that is probably itís greatest weakness.
The whole idea of these mobile phone operating systems like Windows Mobile, Symbian and Android, made by software companies, is to accelerate time to market and reduce development costs. Silicon makers also tailor their chips for these OSs based on their capabilities/features, so itís easier for phone manufacturers to develop devices with these popular OSs.
Now the deal with Android is that thereís a lot of hype surrounding it. Hype that promotes laziness on the part of phone makers to a point where itís okay to just slap the stock OS as it is, untouched. When looking at the line of Android devices, you canít help but notice that they are extremely similar. Thatís because of this hype factor; people are happy enough with a device just because it has Android because Android is Ďcoolí. On the other hand, HTC does try to put a lot more effort on their Android devices with their Sense UI, but thatís only HTC. The hype-effect goes beyond just the user interface ó hardware-wise Android devices havenít offered anything new. Many people expected the Nexus One would be a revolutionary device. It has powerful hardware andÖ thatís about it.
For Symbian, itís a different story. Manufacturers are forced to come up with not only innovative software, but innovative hardware as well to compliment it. When you think about it, almost all Symbian devices have custom interfaces. Samsung has the clever Touch Wiz UI which is spreading to other platforms, the Sony Ericsson phones, the Satio and the Vivaz have custom UIs with the Vivaz taking advantage of the accelerometer with itís animated wallpapers. Nokia also has the panel of widgets for its user interface on the n97 devices.
When it comes to innovative hardware, the S60v3 Samsung i8510 was the first to market with an 8MP camera and the S60v5 Satio was the first with a 12MP and the s60v5 i8910 was the first touch screen phone with an AMOLED display just to name a few. There are also many custom applications that manufactures build in to their Symbian devices so that they are better and different. Take the Omnia HD for instance. It has a custom search feature, music player, communities social app, podcasting app, custom handwriting recognition, custom camera interface, thorough codec support, custom media gallery, business card reader, Samsung LBS navigation and integrated DSNe 2.0 technology for better audio just to name a few. Itís packed right out of the box. When it comes to features, Symbian devices set the standard; they paves the way for other platforms to follow.
So, what did Android bring to the table for mobile devices? Nothing. Itís just another mobile operating system but with the backing of one the biggest and most creative companies around, Google. This could be the reason why people get excited; when Google is behind something, they usually do it very well. Unfortunately, thereís a heavy reliance on stock Android to do everything, making the product makers relax on creativity and focus on just releasing that ĎAndroid deviceí.
CaN this Nokia C6 could be used for VOIP calling and can you please tell me which other phones support VOIP calling?
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vishu, 13 Sep 2010i hav n73 nd it is best phone plz tell me c6 is is better from n73 or not 10k times better than c6.i m also n73 user
i hav n73 nd it is best phone plz tell me c6 is is better from n73 or not
T.IQBAL/Patna, 12 Sep 2010Nokia has introduced three new 3G phones.C5 is a complete phone for me but I do'nt like its sh... morego for older phone xm5800 or else wait the price of the new phone to be lower
nokia c6 is a really nice phone...my bro got me from dubai...it has got a really nice slideout QWERTY keypad,nice gud 5MP camera & front camera for video chat,gud design & you can hold this device easily unlike the n97,it has got good application like facebook,youtube player & much more.You can get good technical support nokia website & can download free software from OVI...its bad part is its too heavy(my friend also said that)...byy the over all performance i would say that its really value for money,and i would recomend this product to every one who is trying to get hands on it...
i really love it. i cant wait this phone release. this phone like N97, although N97 better than C6. i got recommended from news, it told me this phone is cheap but this performance can make us really really heart it. awesome!
Dose it realy has yahoo messenger ?
cuz i saw it went 2 nokia.com and it says yahoo mail not messenger
Nokia has introduced three new 3G phones.C5 is a complete phone for me but I do'nt like its shape. X5-01 has no secondry camera for video call. Nokia X3-02 has S40 6th edition OS which is not compatible with third party applicatiion & mobile tv i.e. 3G Mimobi tv.Nokia X6 is a dream phone for me but its price Rs.15000 is beyond my budget.I m at a loss what to do?
dose it realy has yahoo messenger ??
cuz i wanet 2 nokia.com and it says yahoo mail