Gartner Inc. predicts Andr(av)oid will surge to 14% of the global smartphone market in 2012 ahead of the iPhone, as well as Windows Mobile and BlackBerry smartphones.
In 2012 market will be
Symbian: 203 million handsets, 39 percent of the market; Google Android: 76 million handsets, 14.5 percent of the market; Apple iPhone OS: 71.5 million handsets, 13.7 percent of the market; Windows Mobile: 66.8 million handsets, 12.8 percent of the market; RIM BlackBerry OS: 65.25 million handsets, 12.5 percent of the market; Linux variants: 28 million handsets, 5.4 percent of the market; Palm webOS: 11 million handsets, 2.1 percent of the market.
Database giant Oracle has launched a legal action against Google, alleging that the company infringes seven patents it owns related to Java.
Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, was formerly a chief technical officer for Sun Microsystems. Sun Microsystems was bought by Oracle.
The move is interesting because when Sun Microsystems was a separate entity it promoted Java as an open source option.
Google never formally took out a licence from Sun Microsystems, while Java is widely used in a large number of applications created by other vendors. The law suit will cause other manufacturers to wonder whether Oracle will start a patent hunt against them.
The move prompted the Wall Street Journal to remind its readers that Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle, is a friend of Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple.
Apple considers Android to be a considerable threat to the iPhone and the Google OS continues to grow its market share as an OS for smartphones.
Java deal between IBM and Oracle is threatening to damage the Android
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RAD, 24 Oct 2010That's ridiculous you would even say people are negatively voting just to downplay the phone. ... more"Processor not good". Hey, what planet do you come from? Performance is the result of the combination of the processor and the OS. Symbian does not require billion GHz of processing power. A separate GPU is the key and Symbian's minimal processor requirements. Candy Android and iOS requires gazillion GHz because they're programmed in Java, which is running on top of C++, which is running on top of the native machine language. Symbian is compiled very close to the machine language and hence it does not require the processor that Android and iOS requires. Besides, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO STICK IN YOUR EAR A VERY POWERFUL PROCESSOR AND A VERY POWERFUL BATTERY POWERING IT UP? It's like sticking a microwave into your small brain through your ears! Wake up, earthling!
This phone is fast,robust and it's for power users and for those who understand what marketing did to suckers of iPhone. Funny, but whatever Apple says is 'new', like video calling, these suckers think Apple invented it. Next, when Apple says they have Swype texting, these suckers will again believe Apple invented it. Pathetic iPhone illiterates...
0v0, 24 Oct 2010Just google: Nokia N8 Review, then check in the review & u will find a talk about freezing... moreSorry bro!! Just read his post again. I dont think he was very clear there but i think you could be right that he was on about the browser specifically. I thought it was that his phone shut down completely and wouldn't come on!
Symbian^3 users – no need to wait for Symbian^4 – you’ll be getting the new UI too!
I downloaded some songs from ovi player through ovi music unlimited. I transferred them to my Nokia N8 through ovi player only, but every time I play a song for the first time on phone it says 'license missing. Get new license now'? Will it happen every time a song is played for the first time or there is something wrong with my phone? I got a ovi music unlimited subscription with my phone only and when I download songs directly on my phone than its working properly. please help...
0v0, 24 Oct 2010Just google: Nokia N8 Review, then check in the review & u will find a talk about freezing... moreOk. The freezing problem i know about but as i said this is a different problem. The phone doesnt come ON!!
its d sexiest phne by nokia nd works v smooth wid imprvd touch nd its camera iz simply outstanding , ,
Mac, 24 Oct 2010I think you missed the point there. The phone switched off and wouldn't come on! How is a upda... moreJust google: Nokia N8 Review, then check in the review & u will find a talk about freezing issue especially when browsing net.
heyy all lazy peoples just like ur symbian os.....why u all go for symbian outdated os......go for android or wm7
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That's ridiculous you would even say people are negatively voting just to downplay the phone. I own a Galaxy S, though I like lots of other phones, to include this one, so don't go around saying all Samsung or Android users are screwing the vote. The camera on the N8 is remarkable, 12MP on a phone?? It outspecs the Galaxy S in some areas even, except I'd figure Nokia would've went with a faster processor, 680MHz seems somewhat outdated by today's standards for a phone of such high caliber.
According to iSuppli, Nokia N8 costs 187$ for the parts. Of the money, the costliest thing is the display. 3.5 inch AMOLED built by Samsung!! Camera and Xenon flash costs 31$. DDR memory from Samsung again. So that means, even if Nokia N8 is a hit, Samsung too will gain some profit. Interesting.
Anonymous, 24 Oct 2010The actual voting results of N8 users are being shadowed by the Samfuck galaxy shit and other ... moreya the samsung guys do it(negative voting) but in that process they give N8 most no. of hits
Got a n8 last friday.and simply fell in love with it.have been glued to it since then.it keeps on surprising me every minute.got it for 23.5k from talk telecom store at mosque road, bangalore.totally worth every single paise.thanks to nokia
0v0, 24 Oct 2010Dont worry. This is a common issue now & Nokia is aware of it. he will be corrected in the... moreI think you missed the point there. The phone switched off and wouldn't come on! How is a update going to help if the phone cannot come on in the 1st place? Secondly, if you say they know about the problem, that means it could be an ongoing one! That is a big concern cos how many people could have the same problem? Heck i could be one of the statistics. You got any facts on it being common?
[deleted post]If there is no symbian os, how would there be today, iphone, android phone system.
Andres, 24 Oct 2010Yeah Woody - twisted sister, poison, bon jovi, great white, alan jackson, shania twain etc. an... moreoh great, I'm a smf too.
still wait n see about pros n cons of N8. Maybe I'm gonna take it next year. Recently still use my 1 year old multimedia phone.