Symbian^4 brings a complete redesign in the Symbian UI. So Symbian^4 will break application compatiblity with S60. Symbian^4 is expected in 2010. It will feature Direct UI - a complete makeover of the touch UI, Qt as the primary runtime and the majority of SHAI in place, making hardware adaptation easier than ever before. So a complete start over then.
I don't know of any phones planned yet for S^4. But we do know phones planned for Meego for high end market. S^3 will be released on the N8 as upper midrange high end. After that S^3 will probably be moved down to lower C series lower or midrange phone.
This means N series may get S^4 after the Nokia N8,
There will be one more series added to the model range. Not sure what it is but the rumoured N9 is probably not an N series phone. This means that Meego will go onto the New high End Series phone.
Anonymous, 13 Aug 2010I'm afraid you can't turn off the noise that Nokia's make (camera)! :O( yes u can, u can install a patch, some dont require hacking, only certificates,
which aint that hard unless ur a noob, which probably mean symbian aint for u in the first place
but i agree, it sux that u have to go through all that, but i think its due to euro law and shit :S
Turok The Crying Fre, 13 Aug 2010It really makes me wonder why Nokia have putted a 1200 mAh battery in there instead of a 1500 ... moreSorry buddy, but if your NOT happy with what Nokia make on the N8, Samsung and HTC do 1ghz / android so why don't you go and buy one! N8 has PLENTY of other features what other manufactures DON'T have!!! Again NO ONE makes the perfect handset, ESPECIALLY APPLE!
It really makes me wonder why Nokia have putted a 1200 mAh battery in there instead of a 1500 mAh...
I have an advice for Nokia: start making smartphones, with android, with 1 Ghz, with 512 RAM and stuff like that. Or else no one will buy your phones anymore...
There is one thing that bothers me about Nokia...it's the way you can't turn off the camera noise, its always this stupid loud shutter noise which makes it feel like I'm using a toy camera.
Anyone know if you can turn off the shutter noise on this device???
Doesn't it bother anyone at all that s3 will be obsolete so soon?
That means no dev support and apps at all.
I just cant overcome the fact that s3 will be replaced by s4 soon and that meego is only for high end phones. Doesn't that bother anyone at all?
Why update to s4 so soon?
Nokia N8 is not the first first device to offer DOLBY DIGITAL PLUS 5.1 multi channel surround sound. There has acutally been a lot of content out there for quite some time - fair amount of music & videos/movies in fact - but the production & movie companies didn't have the means to get it out.
Money was invested into the technology but it never took off until HD bought somemeans of delivery opportunities possible. larger & internal storage medium & Medium such as Bluray/players & HD streaming services, tv & broadcast now starting tomake use of sme this content.
Now that Mobile Phone manufacturers can launch their own Music services, video content services. Their could be a really good market here to get some of this content onto Nokia N8's. The market & delivery to get this content out there used to be poorer with poor streaming, video bitrate etc.. quality.
With the latter things said about HD, this might be an opportunity for production/hollywood & HD broadcasting tv services & online HD streaming services to try again & get multi channel music & video conten available with good quality high bitrate delivery services.
This is could be an opportunity for nokia to make a niche in expanding their market by signing up for content/patents providers to get some of this pue dolby digital music/videos to their phones a bit like their OVI Music service. hmm?
It seems everyone is using the same MPEG4 profile & containers for audio & video. H.264 main profile, AAC 256KBPS although dolby would recommend 448kbps for audio but 256kbps with this type of compression there isn't much of a difference between performance & capacity so it's great for super high quality content like this to get onto your mobile.
From your mobile through HDMI to your HD tv. BBC with Iplayer are using MPEG4 H.264, AAC 256kbps also I think for content streaming & delivery. This would work great for Nokia & for the N8 with the Mobile DOLBY PLUS getting into more & more mobile phones. The opportunity & capacaity & capabliy fr mobile phones to take over Media players could happen, may not but..
We have never had 5.1 proper full quality multi channel surround sound, so it's really exciting for the industry to bring excellen quality content, finally!
Just watch out next month, Septembers going to be Crazy Month for new Mobiles coming out,because of Nokia delaying the release of the N8,Nokia going to have a Fair in London on the 10th to 14th an Htc on the 15th going to announce there new mobile an Sony Ericsson PSP phone going to be released,an i am sure loads more,an who as caused the Big Rush-Nokia announcing the N8 way to Early an the others reacting to cut the Sales of the N8,another Crazy mistake at Nokia again,they have got to start realising there is not only them who creates mobiles,an got to keep Quiet an shock the others when creating a new mobile,as we always find out about a new Nokia mobile about 3-4 months before it released so the others have time to react an produce a more up to date mobile making the Nokia mobile not so Outstanding,but this trend never seems to stop but Nokia have got to stop this happening themselves
At one time for the older Nokia s60 devices such as my 5800 & others, there was no built-in Mobile Office Document Readers. The only way to get them were to buy it as payed content from third party symbian stores, or Nokia's own OVI Store.
With the N8 The mobile office document editor is included free with S^3 OS & is classed as a key application along with webtv, photo & video editor. New improved Music player, improved video player, improved web browser. Massive improvement for messaging. You can now have proper conversation with threaded messaging, so it's all unified inbox.
Anonymous, 13 Aug 2010What the use of 1ghz cpu and 512Mb ram if it cant do multi taskting like the aple phones. uselesssapple phone doesn't have a real multitasking it just pause the program
only music do not pause and IOS 4 is really a hungry for power needed to get the battery bigger so it can fit
duey, 13 Aug 2010android 2.2 will blow symbian^3 away, definitely.symbian is just sooooooooooooooo outdated tha... morejust now i saw voice action is introduced in google android that too for froyo update..but this voice command is in symbian for more than 5 yrs..let me know who is outdated..android os just around for 3 yrs..so this hype..when new os arrives in the comming yrs android will become outdated..i bought galaxy s feeling to be very good but android battery is bad in all the handsets..smtimes laggy..android market has half the application dont run..i shifted from symbian to android but i am not feeling extra ordinary..it just one more os with with some eye candy live wallpapers..
Nokia N8 latest preview http://mynokiablog.com/2010/08/12/nokia-n8-hands-on/
android 2.2 will blow symbian^3 away, definitely.symbian is just sooooooooooooooo outdated that it cant even compare to android 2.0.
Guys... I've got a query...
N8 supports 720p video playback right. Ok i'm not specifying the video formats supported for now. it also supports Dolby DTS and 5.1ch surround sound right? Just take the case with a 720p mp4 video that has 5.1ch encoded audio. Dolby is AC3 multi channel audio format. So does that mean, the 5.1ch audio can be played back on the phone itself (whether it be the built in speakers or standard earphones) or is it only supported when connected to a TV that supports HDMi input. Can N8 really support surround sound via the speaker or earphones or is it just converted to stereo for playback on the phone?
roy, 13 Aug 2010The biggest downside for such a great phone is the low processor speed & RAM, Symbian inst... moreWhat the use of 1ghz cpu and 512Mb ram if it cant do multi taskting like the aple phones. uselesss
I loved all my nokia phones especially my N95 was my favorite but then I got the N97 which I'm still using & Nokia has let me down to the point that I'm going to make the switch to Android most likely the Samsung Galaxy S. Maybe this N8 can redeem them but that's left to be seen.