Nokia N8 - awesome hardware betrayed by awful software.
As much as I love this phone, but I gotta admit Nokia can't make a software worthy to run the incredible hardware of this phone. The Symbian OS is the major con of N8. The user interface looks so ancient. Nokia didn't even bother to upgrade the built-in calculator. It's the same calculator you can find in the 8-year old Nokia 7650. The hardware is new. But the software that runs it looks so old.
Can we please not talk about the iPhone on this page? I'm so fed up with the nonsensical iPhone talk. Guys, move on please.
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2010"What about some nice sports app that tracks the route in the background and keeps statis... moreHaven't tried runtastic, I tried runkeeper and the "multitasking" part caused nothing but problems. Messing with pandora, really bad performance etc. Coming back again to the other points I listed.
Also it is quite nice to actually do something heavy on the phone, then notice that the sports app has actually died a while back...
I actually know quite well how the Apple "multitasking" works. Apple basically allows you to execute code on events (very resource limited piece of code). 3 triggers, audio, location, voip. Sure if you are willing to spend loads of time coding separate "multitasking" functionality and only add up GPS points in the background, you can create something like runtastic. What about a sports app that also counts your steps? Well sorry, there isn't any events fired from accelerometer. What about informing you on road blocks etc? Well I hope the app got that info while the user actually had that app open, because it sure as hell isn't going to start a status update in the background...
[deleted post]Heyyy let me tell you something, I used to have a Ipone 3 that always reboot, that i have to send like 4 times for warranty then i bougth the I4 danm it dropped calls and you know why i have now an N8? cause my Kid dropped my brand new phone and it got shattered!!!!
Apple did not accepted the fact that its product is crap so i check HTC Samsung And Nokia and got an N8 !!
Im so happy i have an Sturdy phone great features and Free maps and dont have to jailbreak anything im free of Steve Jobs!!!! $%^ You Apple!!
Something is bugging me here. The vote results here clearly show that n8 has 8.5 score (supportes + haters votes, mostly haters) in all aspects, and yet the n8 is not on the top 10 highest voting list (in the list there are some phones which scored less than 8.5)??? Could gsmarena pls explain.
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2010"Why can't I just connect to the phone as a massdrive or send the files over bluetooth.&q... moreNo doubt that the iphone does things differently than any other phones (but usually iphone takes the harder way).
In my country, bluetooth is the winner for file transfer between phones, hands down. Wifi and 3g might be faster, but there are some places where there is no wifi at all and 3g data cost can be quite costly in some countries.
Whats more, most of my friends just create email accounts so that they can sign up for facebook :D. After that, they wouldn't even log in to their email anymore.
So there you have it, iphone may do things differently, but it is not always the best way
Sails, 20 Nov 2010Sure, use an app if you have an mp3 and want a clip of that. Or that professonial audio editor... more"What about some nice sports app that tracks the route in the background and keeps statistics etc?"
I used runtastic PRO for that and it worked flawlessly on background, surprise surprise :)
This was again very good example that you think it can't do that without proper multitasking.
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2010Iphone don't need to close apps, because they dont slow down your phone, thats the beauty of i... moreSure, use an app if you have an mp3 and want a clip of that. Or that professonial audio editor on PC and then bluetooth the clip to the phone. Oh wait...
What if you don't need a clip? What if the mp3 is already a clipped? Are you seriously telling me "It is easy since there is an app out there that can do it!" ??
I'll summarize few key points, but I'm not going to argue anything more the multitasking. I'm pretty sure you will understand the difference one day. I'm sure that eventually there will even be proper multitasking on some iPhone 8G and then when Steve will explain how great it is, there will be enlightenment.
Here is few points to get you started:
-Programmers need to program it in = more work, half-assed implementations, bugs that can mess program or whole phone, no way of knowing if its implemented in this particular app etc.
-I still need that crappy task manager for apps that do implement background functions
-What if I don't want that particular game to reset in the background?
-no capability outside the ones that apple has thought of. What about some nice sports app that tracks the route in the background and keeps statistics etc?
apple i phone 3gs or sony erricson satio, which mobile is better for gaming,internet, watching film, hearing song, nd mideum price
Sails, 20 Nov 2010Seriously, you call that easy? Easy is going to settings and selecting mp3 file. Everything el... more"Why can't I just connect to the phone as a massdrive or send the files over bluetooth."
i sended my files over very fast wifi which is much faster than bluetooth :D but surprise you dont know that, you just saying things but dont know there's lot of ways to handle things differently.
That was big thing about iPhone you think you cant do some things, but actually you can, you just did them dfifferently. I noticed that when i had iphone.
Sails, 20 Nov 2010Seriously, you call that easy? Easy is going to settings and selecting mp3 file. Everything el... moreIphone don't need to close apps, because they dont slow down your phone, thats the beauty of it
some like some not, i was sceptic and when i had to chance use it, it works fantastic, now i dont have multitasking :)
"Seriously, you call that easy? Easy is going to settings and selecting mp3 file. Everything else is a pain. Where is that "ease of use" you iPhone fans are so proud of?"
And how that song goin to settings? if you have full song and you want to cut chorus to ringtone?
waited long for my N8 but now that i have one, i find it NOT to be INTUITIVE. FOR EXAMPLE, how do i add a song being played in my NOW PLAYING to PLAYLISTS? I cannot find the command in the OPTIONS? pls help
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2010"iphone
-joke of a multitasking
-even setting mp3 as ringtone is a pain"
Actual... moreSeriously, you call that easy? Easy is going to settings and selecting mp3 file. Everything else is a pain. Where is that "ease of use" you iPhone fans are so proud of?
Needing something like iTunes and a special cable is just to get the files on the phone is just absurd. Why can't I just connect to the phone as a massdrive or send the files over bluetooth.
I'm sure the next version of Windows will come with a multitasking like iPhone, its just so much easier and better ;) I agree that its probably easier for the grandmas etc. though that can't really get the concept of multitasking anyway.
Oh and I wouldn't like closing programs on iPhone either since the "task manager" is one more total fail...
Help!! Just got the N8..
At first when receiving a message it would show up on the home scree 1 new message. Now, it alerts me by popping up in the top left corner of the screen who text me and then disappears so to open it i need to go into my inbox! What did i do?> lol how do i change it back?
Also, cant sign into social to add facebook/twitter etc. says the network is unavailable???
Does the N8 have an alarm clock and reminders? I am looking to buy a new phone and have come to rely on my current phone (Nokia 6330 express)for its alarm.
Sails, 19 Nov 2010iPhone is a toy. Its great for people who don't actually need a smartphone and feel lost with ... more"iphone
-joke of a multitasking
-even setting mp3 as ringtone is a pain"
Actually that ringtone thing is VERY easy nowdays, with itunes new file sharing option. When you had used iphone last time?
Yesterday i went my friend place and he has bought iphone4 and i changed hi's ringtone, very easy thing with new apps from appstore which can cut your musics in your library only with your phone.
That whole task took me about 1 min.
More sad i'm with my WP7 i cant put any my own ringtones to it, hope the update coming soon.
And if you called iphone multitasking joke i called it very easy to use. i never liked the real multitasking that much "closing apps all the time" when i had my iphone i havent' had that problem. And still i did same things which before with real multitasking.
I think almost only people who don't like iphone multitasking are users who havent really owned iphone.
Of course it cant do all very complex heavy multitasking, but i think for average user that kind of multitasking is much better than usual close this and this app to keep your phone smooth and usable.
I hope wp7 is getting samekind multitasking and i think it will. Hope sooner than later :)