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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Its tradional of hanging and hanging and hanging is still not solved with N8.
Just wonder how they can compete with others.
Nokia products are so lame. N8 good hardware (still lacks ram LOLOLOLOL) but Symbian is full of C.R.A.P. So old feels older than my granma lol. I will enjoy nokia go down the drain.
A good camera is the only saving grace of this phone. People will stop caring about it in a few months. Don't waste your money. I don't see Nokia keeping up with the best phones out there. No longer the cream of the crop for high-end smartphones. Even MeeGo has a ton of probs. Don't get your hopes up with Nokia for another couple years. Stick to cheap basic phones w/ crappy software. Nokia will just move onto something the moment they already your money and won't care to software update after a year.
Anonymous, 25 Oct 2010Had anyone here had a problem with Wi-fi which is always connecting? I've already checked ever... moreI had that problem on the first day.
set profile to Offline.
Go to options on the menu screen and turn widgets to offline mode, then in connectivity settings switch WLAN scanning off.
I've been having Nokia N8 for the past ten days.
No issues with the processor, it can handle everything you throw at it, Nokia has utilized it just right but more RAM would be welcome though.
The camera interface is user-friendly (unlike what they say in the review), Battery lasts for an entire day with heavy usage.
Not many apps for Symbian^3 though.
Speaker is quite loud with good audio quality.
The phone says 'memory full' if you try to play an incompatible video.
Overall I'm very happy with my N8 and would definitely recommend it to any one who wants to one...
Samsung battery sucks and GPS doesn't work properly-hahahahahahahahaha
samsung call quality is poor-hahahahahahahahahah
Everyone who has samsung know what is the true.Just continue to belive in those facts.
I,m not nokia or samsung fun, but don't hier lie people
which r the scales of the N8 camera i.e: how many divisions has made from 0 to 12 Mp ...?
cutesmann, 25 Oct 20101 Nokia N8 batt backup good but not best 2 Camara result same samsung 8mixp 3 Display bright... moreSamsung call quality is notoriously known poor! Nokia is always best regarding call quality and connectivity!
1 Nokia N8 batt backup good but not best
2 Camara result same samsung 8mixp
3 Display brightness to low all samsung oled displays
this is three fects in Nokia N 8
so i m sale this phone
in 23000 indian Rs
Nokia C6 o1 but this three fects in this phone i m not buying nokia C6 01 and any Nokia phone
my next phone Samsung Glaxy S
FERRARI, 25 Oct 2010I would say the HTC Desire Z (T-Mobile G2) is the best phone for you.HTC Desire battery sucks big time.
Anonymous, 25 Oct 2010Had anyone here had a problem with Wi-fi which is always connecting? I've already checked ever... moreMake your phone offline and then disable WLAN search, it should work. Or reboot the phone.
Anonymous, 25 Oct 2010To everyone out there I had the N8 for a little over a week and decided to return it, I live i... moreyou may misuser or abuse the phone. how big the video file is and what format it is_
To everyone out there I had the N8 for a little over a week and decided to return it, I live in US. The phone is too buggy; it just freezes from time to time with literally no application opened. What people talk to much about is the ARM 11 680 MHz processor which does not suffice. But the real problem is the 256MB RAM, which is way too little for a device like this. I was replaying a video taken with it’s own camera and it wouldn’t load, it was giving me warning “ the memory is full close some applications” and no other application was opened. I’ve been a Nokia fan for over 10 years but believe me, lately this company does not know how to keep up with the competition. SHAME NOKIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it's fate will be the same as the over hyped NOKIA 5800 MUSIC EXPRESS. dropping its price to half within few months. dont just go by camera, a phone has a lot more to it than camera.it has got nothing new or special but just a big number 12 which is old. common nokia i'm expecting some new goodies..Bye NOKIA...my next phone will be a iphone or Sony Ericsson.
Every other company offers new things but not nokia, IT SUC*S.
I have heard that Nokia N8 can get FROYO updates!! can someone explain me that how can we turn it into android or FROYO? As i am too confused about android and FROYo ! !
I run into problems recently in deciding which phone to buy this coming Christmas :). Should i go for Iphone 4 or Nokia N8. Originally, i'm all out for iphone 4 but upon knowing that Nokia has released a 12mp camera phone, that made me put on hold my decision. Anyone here who has an in depth experience in both device? hope to hear from you soon. Thanks and more power!