celladik, 06 Nov 2011hi ray
after using both platform which is android and symbian belle, belle is still more ef... more
You are correct, Android running on low spec hardware is a nasty experience. Just five minutes playing with my friends Wildfire was enough for me.
Android running on my Galaxy S is a much better experience but there is still a very slight lag now and again and I don't particularly like the Touchwiz interface. The main reason I use the SGS as my main phone is the size of the screen. It makes reading text a lot easier than on my N8.
The rooting procedure on Android phones basically gives you super user privileges to allow access to the root of the OS. This is useful for certain apps such as Titanium Backup which wouldn't work otherwise. The downside to rooting is that it opens the phone up to attacks from viruses and the like. Not so with Symbian which is incredibly immune from viral attacks without the need for third party anti-virus software.
I wasn't going to bother updating my N8 to Belle but I probably will now, just to see what it's like.
All the best.
martin042068, 07 Nov 2011 Well, I agree with you, Android runs better on higher specs and needs them to run as smooth... morehi there
another thing is, one person told me that i have to root my android phone to maximize the usage of it, in n8 we dont need to do that just to maximize its performance.
fred, 06 Nov 2011hi Mahesh, mine did d same thing after i updating my phone to Anna. press and hold the menu ke... moreHeeyyyyy fffrrreeeedddd....
I did the same as u said...
Finally my n8 get started..
& luckilly i didn't loose any data..all my songs & videos are as it is....
Thanx once again....
Did you feel any change after anna update...bcoz i don't think there is much difference in ^3 & anna...wat do you think??
celladik, 06 Nov 2011hi ray
after using both platform which is android and symbian belle, belle is still more ef... more Well, I agree with you, Android runs better on higher specs and needs them to run as smoothly. I have have an N8 and an HTC/Droid phone. I think the N8 with Belle will be a great combo and very usable. The ram and cpu will be very good after reviewing the various forums and videos with the "unofficial" installs on N8s out there.
To Rays point, it may be too little too late, but it'll still be an outstanding value with exceptional connectivity and usablilty. The N8 is still available, this too says something about its viablity as it's been in the market over a year.
Phary, 06 Nov 2011Who can help of ? My Nokia N8 when I update it to anna it stop working . What can I do ?you need to di hard reset - volume down key, menu key, camera key and on/off press all together until you see nokia hands
Well its been a year and my N8 continues to impress. Ordered a HD media player and got a broke one. Having some friends over, what can I do? Well hooked up my N8 to the tv via hdmi. First time I've done it since Anna update. I was blown away by the new interface. This thing really rocks. The N8 is great
after using both platform which is android and symbian belle, belle is still more efficient on lower cpu and gpu... Hell angry birds lags bigtime on my android 600mhz cpu and adreno 200 gpu.. Only good thing in android is ui and thats what many people are blind of. Im not saying that android is not a good os but its not performing well in low cpus...
Mahesh, 06 Nov 2011Hey i upgrade my n8 with symbian anna...bt it's not switching on now..it has stuck with the na... morehi Mahesh, mine did d same thing after i updating my phone to Anna. press and hold the menu key + volume down key + camera key at the same time and on the phone and release ur hand. it will come up but u will lose evrytin like settings, documents, vidoes and pictures and ovi maps and store. that is what it did to recover my phone but i am lucky to have a backup.
Question for Ray?
All things considered, what would be your top 5 smart phones out there, and although I know it's very pricey, what do you think of IPhone 4S?
How to find out photos taken in by this mobile when switched off all the photos and Videos hide somewhere as the required spaces are still being full as in storage but the videos and photo are not being traced in mobile either in file or folders of the application an office
petrzalkarulez, 06 Nov 2011Wrong comparison. N8 is like fully load bomber and N9 is like fighter. N8 is slower, but you ... more N8 is a bomber, N9 a fighter: good analogy. Guess I want the super fighter! lol
At the end of the day, for me, faster hardware is always a plus....however, please don't take some features away, lessen others, and double the price!
At this point I loathe the day I replace my N8.
Hey i upgrade my n8 with symbian anna...bt it's not switching on now..it has stuck with the name NOKIA on display...wat to do...???
N8 and me, 06 Nov 2011hi
Ray, Martin, Suhanoo and other users out here, I just got a doubt n wanted to share with ... more@ N8 and me
SPB shell has been available for quite some time now and many people have wondered why Nokia didn't emulate SPB's UI in the first place. However, Symbian Belle is around the corner and many people who have flashed their N8's with the leaked version have nothing but good things to say about it.
To me though, it's too little too late. I've already gone over to the dark side and got an Android phone after Nokia announced the death of Symbian by 2016. I've still got my N8 as a keepsake and to occasionally use it for watching videos via HDMI on my HD TV.
All the best.
Who can help of ? My Nokia N8 when I update it to anna it stop working . What can I do ?
martin042068, 06 Nov 2011 I have to disagree with you on this one Ray. Just an increase in specifications doesn't me... more@ martin042068
Thanks for your input but let's face it the N8 is lacking in the hardware department. The biggest drawback being it's low RAM count and slow CPU. I know people keep harping on that Symbian doesn't need a fast CPU or loads of RAM but, the N8 does show signs of strain now and then and there is a definite lag especially with kinetic scrolling.
A lot of Android phones have got 1 GHz + CPU's but not all. The Galaxy Ace has only got an 800 MHz chip and the HTC Wildfire has got only 528 MHz of processing power to play with which proves that Android doesn't necessarily need high speed CPU's to run.
Onto the missing features then. The FM transmitter is a useful function but because the power of the transmitter is so low the actual audio quality is terrible. There's nothing that can be done about this due to legal requirements.
USB-on-the-go is also useful and would be missed, I'll agree. The 12 MP camera I wouldn't miss and would settle for 8 Mega pixels if it meant having a better CPU, more RAM and a better GPU.
When the N8 finally gets Belle it still won't be a competitor to Android due to the distinct lack of third party developer interest. After all, it's still Symbian under the hood and many developers have already abandoned the platform with more to follow.
All this is purely academic now because the N9 isn't being officially sold in my country anyway, so I won't be getting one.