Nokia: Symbian^3 is ready
Symbian^3, the latest version of Nokia’s smartphone operating system, was officially completed on June 17th. The next stage before we actually get the phones involves tweaking and testing its settings to make sure it works optimally with the hardware on the forthcoming Nokia N8 and the family of Symbian^3 devices that will follow it. The Symbian Foundation has announced that there are more than 250 new features in this latest release. But which ones are going to make the most difference to you? Read on to find out more.
All the new features are documented at the Forum Nokia Library, but unless you’re technically inclined, it doesn’t make for a light read. We’ve pulled out some of the top-line features here.
Symbian’s graphics have been turbo-charged with a new graphics architecture, incorporating hardware acceleration and faster software. This means that the interface will be quick and responsive, and also incorporates the stylistic flourishes – like kinetic scrolling – that make a big difference when you’re showing your phone to other people. The whole interface is programmable, too, so we can expect a wealth of third-party themes and applications allowing everyone to make their phone unique.
The Symbian^3 UI now scrolls with a swipe, you can pinch to zoom and tap to select. The interface also supports multitouch, which typically means that you can type faster on a virtual keyboard, or perform more complex actions such as holding a virtual ’shift’ key and then typing a letter. It should spell some interesting new options for games developers as well.
If you’ve been following the blog, you’ll already know that Symbian^3 supports output to HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) for showing photos or videos on televisions. If your video is suitably encoded, then you can also takes advantage of Dolby Digital Audio. More modestly, but no less importantly, the music player includes a home page widget for faster control of your current song list. The new Fusion Player replaces the old Media Player and Video Center applications and controls both stored and streaming video.
Symbian has always allowed for true multitasking. In Symbian^3, this gets better than ever. Memory management has been improved to allow more apps to run without running out of space and there is an ‘Alt-Tab’ style task switcher to move between the applications you’ve got open.
Location Location Location
Symbian^3 introduces a host of new technical protocols for making better use of location information. In particular, a service called ‘Here and Now’ offers easy to use web services related to the user’s current location. This could allow the development of advanced applications that will provide information relevant to where you are without you needing to supply extra information.
The Symbian OS has a new networking architecture that “significantly improves data flow performance” and makes it easier for service providers to create networking extras such as firewalls and hotspot login apps. One-Click Connectivity makes selecting and connecting to access points a lot smoother.
Developments for Developers
Symbian^3 comes with Qt installed and will be a standard development environment for Symbian releases going forward. This makes it easier to write apps that will work across all the devices in the family and the smart installer feature will load any necessary libraries onto users’ phones, reducing file sizes and support headaches. In addition, the Symbian Web runtime allows developers to create Web 2.0 style applications that interact with your device’s core functions, such as the camera and address book.
[Via] - http://dailymobile.se/2010/08/04/nokia-symbian3-is-ready/
this shows how much ram is left on the nokia n8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pvoaVli9P0
imo...not very impressed, we'll see how it functions when the retail unit shows up.
support bluetooth mouse and keyboard
support external harddisk, many nokia other phones via usb on the go
removable battery, but you are advised to take it to nokia service center
support divx xvid
a small cinema in your hand with hdmi and dolby tec
Hi, does anyone know how fast the GPU, if it has its own dedicated mem? Thx
[deleted post]My brother from Nigeria when you get it try contact me but sure would be available at the end of the month at i-cell centers
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2010what the hell its gonna be so expensive and i bet its realy slow. a 680mhz processor? the pixo... moreis someone suggesting you to buy this expensive device? you better buy Nokia 3310 (if available in the market).
salma, 04 Aug 2010i like this phone..i advicd every one to have it...i had nokia 5800 before, but this one is wow..along with your advice pls do send enough money to buy nokia n8.
when is this phone going to be available in the philippines and how much is it going to be?
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2010I was getting impatient and thought of trying out the Wave because of the wide publicity it ha... moreThat was the prototype fw of a prototype wave in the store that you tried. Now 6 fw has been realised and there is no memory issue.
I have a Satio, is a greta phone. camera interface is good too but WAAAAAAY TOOOOOO SLOOOOOOW i mean ui and time-to-shoot even if you change focus from auto to infinity. better music player also..
U might forgive all that i mention above, but batt life SUX, and thats the one reason i gave this phone to my wife.
is it better or sonny ericsson satio (idio) ????? does it deserve waiting ??? or sonny ericson is better ????
If Samsung makes a wave version of Pixon12 with 3.5mm jack and fm transmitter I would get that instead.
I like N8, but with that 3 year old music player with no "one click" shuffle and repeat, crappy camera interface, no radio recorder or built in trackid for FM radio + no led flash for video recording (and torch). Its easier for Samsung to make the kind of phone that I want...
i will find money so hard to buy this phone . omg its very powerfull and unique . gosh !!
i like this phone..i advicd every one to have it...i had nokia 5800 before, but this one is wow..
I'm a bit sceptical about the price... Maybe sellers are overcharging because of the hype created on the web. There was a similar situation regarding the Samsung Wave. Before it was released in India, sellers on ebay.in sold some of them for as high as 29,000INR but soon after the release, the price dropped dramatically and now it can be bought for as low as 17,000INR.
it's always better to wait a few weeks after the release to get an idea of the actual price.
N8 is priced at around 420 GBP when it'll hit stores in the UK by the end of August. basically, around 30+K Php in the Philippines.
Why Is The N8 Taking Long?
the guys who ask about the prossecor
it's 750 clocked down to 680
and it can easily clocked up to 800-850
and it doesn't need more than the 680
symbian 3 is like windows xp not hunger for power
and also symbian^3 got a new ram manegment so it wouldn't need any ram power either
don't compare it to another mobile about the hardware
cause the os got it's needs.