I know Android has a load of neat visual effect features but we know that S^3 will also have a cool set of visual features now especially as they are GPU accelerated. Also S^3 should allow any typy of customizable widgets onto the homsecreen like android, so you aren't limited to non internet based widgets, but multiple web widgets, webfeeds, rss feed etc... aswell. Probably Android might offer a slightly richer Widget featureset than S^3 I'm not sure. Widgets should be able to come in all shapes & sizes for S^3 especially as qt allows developers & any programmers to write all types of widgets with webkitts. Trying to think of others?
For me the most important decision is what features & functions do I want in my next mobile OS.
Being both completely difference platforms you've got to be willing to accept the featureset you'll be presented with. Function differences within the two platforms & what they provide.
I'd say that S^3 & Android can both provide the same visual effects, eye candy & touch input options. I don't know if Android UI is GPU accelerated or not but the S^3 is. SO visual effect such as layer surfaces, transparencies, ghosting, misting, transitional effects, animated live wallpapers I think Android can do most of these but I know S^3 can do them all.
Android provides pinch to zoom, mayb web browser copy & paste functions, while S^3 first time provides pinch to zoom now but whether it works aswell as Android I don't know, also I don't know whether S^3 integrates web browser copy & paste functions.
Android can do text reflow, not sure if S^3 can do this. S^3 has maturer organized file/folder structure which you can access, don't know if Android has this yet. Android can do side scrolling pages, sweep functions, S^3 can now do this but currently only has 3 homescreens whereas Android has more. Also Side sweep was added with S60 5th Edition Version 9 on my 5800 so S^3 will does this.
Android & S^3 will both do coverflow for music & picture gallery. Symbian has advantages of supporting multi touch input methods which were supported on previous S60 5th Edition. Not sure if Android can do this.
So there we go If I have missed some will anyone please correct or add to my list. I hoped to make this as relevant & informative as possible so that people know what to expect when navigating a different OS & it's functions.
what if it never comes out?lol what if they are waiting for apple to release a new iphone?lol will you wait untill june 24th of 2011?thats one year anyway,happy waiting lol :D i guess by that time other brands will have made handsets with dual 2GHz CPU or even more powerful and im quite sure that you will be still happy with your touchscreen symbian-based phone which is nothing more than a 12MP camera lol
mk, 28 Jun 2010official release date 24th august. But where did you get this info from?
I searched for it in Nokia official website but cannot get any clue.
Is August 24 global launching? Will it reach Singapore the same date?
I am more and more frustrated that still no official news about release date about this phone day by day...
1 day as if 1 month.
1 month as if 1 year....
When can i grab hold of one?
Am i the only one here feeling like this?
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2010I'm so gonna buy this phone but the only thing i'd like to change is the screen. I prefer Resi... moreif nokia make resistive screen phone for their flagship again, they will lose much money and market shsare, if you want resistive screen, go for nokia pold touch phone
Hehehe you can check out the deleted posts in the samsung wave's Recycle Bin. Wow! the n8's forum's now fresh & clean. Nokia phones can last for years. That's they are durable. Imagin this anodised aluminium casing. Compare that with some cheap plastic Wave's casing. What makes the wave expensive is the 1GHz cortex a8 CPU, which is just alittle faster than the arm 11 used on the N8. Have a metallic feel with the N8; have a plastic feel with the Wave.
I'm so gonna buy this phone but the only thing i'd like to change is the screen. I prefer Resistive to Capacitive. Irrespective of the trend and hype doing all the rounds, i still prefer resistive to capacitive.
A pretty design in my sight....
But one thing, this is a symbian phone...
such a cool phone, is it a bar fone ? i have fallen in love with it, anyone around Jhb SA selling it ?
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2010what?
its only possible to run on U8 :PLol see this http://symbianworld.org/5010-the-big-roll-in-paradise-for-free-in-limited-time/
its only a example. Bounce evalution, angry birds and lot of game Nokia is offering for free lol