I don't know. Theres a lot to like about sticking with Nokia & S^3 but I'm holding my breath for the memory limitations, limitied OS memory. Lower Application RAM. Stll missing Functionality such as copy & paste, pinch to zoom, text reflow. Som of these may be added for S^3 but they are nothing new for Android as it has had time to mature the code of the UI's eye candy. Not short if you can add application shortcuts to the S^3 homescreen but you can with Android aswell as every other type of app & widget.
We are best to wait & see what happens. Android definately has all the eye candy & all the functionality that frankly as a symbian S60 user is still missing & I'm getting agitated by it. Sure Symbian does have pros in other areas of functionality that is maturer than android, but it misses the vital elements that make the OS visually appealing, intuitive, simply & nice to look at rather than menu structure based system.
I have said in past posts that Symbian has a lot of areas of strong points but it fails in other areas of weakness that it has missed out on for too long. That has kept features & specs down for symbian which has been a good thing.
But I'm thinking I;d like a change & as soon as the Samsung BEAM arrives, I'll be waiting to make a big judgement on Android 2.1 Eclair/S^3 Samsung Beam/Nokia N8.
As you say the downers aren't really downers. You fail to take into consideration the AMOLED screen is 30% less battery hungry & S^3 is 20% less battery hungry. The phone will be 70% better on power because the Application processor uses a stupidly small amount of battery. So does the BT 3.0 use less battery life. The 5800 was supposed to get 36 hours in flight mode of music playback, this is supposed to achieve 50 hours. The GPU will make a huge difference & an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen is better responsive than a TFT capacitive touchscreen.
What downs the N8 for me is the Dreaded S60 memory full errors, no copy & paste frunction for web browser, text reflow, pinch to zoom. The N8's 256Mb or ram could be higher, so could the resolution of the screen but this will reduce battery strain aswell while still looking very nice.
The limited C: MEM memory available has always been a downer for me especially as newer OVI maps data, IM programs & other OS apps are using more & more memory, like with V.50 on my 5800 the memory space went down from 43 to 36 & now down to 31. So I'm on the verge of moving to Android or sticking with S^3 or moving to MEAGO, MEAMO device. What i just mentioned really does matter. Memory matters no matter how efficient the the OS is.
Nokia do need to make big changes with S^3 & 4. So yeah I will be watching very closeley indeed. I may just move bandwagon, but will wait till release of mature firmware although it won't be mature but you get my drift. There are key issues with BUGS & memory limitations that need to be revamped.
loks like another nokia bull sh..........t phone y they r not trying for more good keep leaving the things behind for new upcomming handset ..............
Marwa, 02 Jul 2010as you said it's a copy of sony ericsson satio so which one is better ???its not a copy of SE satio its muchhhhhhhhhhhh better from it ! much better screen , better touch optmized ui totaly diffrent os and much better os .
Dumi, 02 Jul 2010Copy of the Sony Ericsson Satio..as you said it's a copy of sony ericsson satio so which one is better ???
[deleted post]yeeeeeeeeees...also got spotty screen and no signal ...that Iphone of urs :))))
Bro, 02 Jul 2010will it support hdmi to vga output?Hi bro, dont worry Damian Dining will soon reply you. He had helped many people and I'm sure he will help you..
Ashu, 02 Jul 2010What did you vote for ? :)Each and every application idea is great.. I like phone protection and lock stolen phone without Sim card application more.. Sorry voting is closed now, I dont check the full link..
BTW actually I wanted an application which brings slow motion and time lapse video recording on N8 and also give you choice to customize the whole settings like time delay, resolution etc. But sadly I came to know about this thing very late. :)
Almost 61000 votes? Goodness me, the cell has not even been released. This phone is getting almost 1000 votes a day ! ! ! iPHONE is wounded and now this from Nokia :-) It has HDMI connection and bluetooth v3 ! ! ! I am not that much into cell phones but surely this has to be one of the best spect devices out there. No wonder it attracts so much attention from everybody . . .
Ashu, 02 Jul 2010Wheres the link ?Oops sorry :), I put a long comment but forgot to mention the link haha.
Please vote here for your fav application http://www.nokia.com/makemyapp
[deleted post]iphone 4 is better why? coz its faster? big woop, wot bout nokias louder clearer speakers, camera, led screens, bigger memory capablity, itz reliability and better reception, free navigation, mobile tv, iphone no matter wot is still 2 restricted to anything that starts with I unlike nokia it and still sucks. a slightly faster ram doesnt make iphone better. nokia has too many extras over it.
Ashu, 02 Jul 2010Will it have touch focus ???By default no :)
but I request you to visit this link to vote for the application you want on Nokia N8 (one guy has submitted an application for touch focus). I think Nokia will try to make all applications submit there, but best application will come preinstall on N8 ( or will availabe for free on Ovi store). So please vote your favourite applications.
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2010YES i have proof!
Samsung own amoled and superamoled technology
Samsung made innovation last... moreRead properly that link again my friend :)
the link says many manufacturers makes Oled display and Samsung and Sony are on top. So your claim is wrong.