Sun Down, 12 Jul 2011Hold it tiger, those numbers are too big. We should really get some solid results of the N9's ... moreMy battery life on the N900 IMPROVED! :)
How? When we upgrade the clockspeed, tasks take less time as well since the CPU goes back to idle more quickly. However, the real kicker here is the fact we are also able to change the voltage used at different clockspeeds. This means that we dictate how much juice the CPU uses to do its calculations. We try to get this as low as possible without creating instability: If we lower voltage by too much, not all pieces are switching as needed, creating errors, which is they compound lead to a crash.
My N900 is now faster, and sips battery because of the Ultra Low Voltage settings. Yay!
There are two more reasons I am very optimistic about N9 performance, battery wise. The CBD Amoled screen with lots of black backgrounds. And the fact that MeeGo combines all of the data requests from different apps into a single large one. Much less calling of the cell tower or wifi network, means much lower battery usage and longer life. The N9 is the first to do this so efficiently. I cant wait for the tests!
cheese, 11 Jul 2011Get your facts straight the n9 does support flash. Here are the formats straight from the noki... moreI agree. The dual core is just a gimmick. U can put the most powerful hardware together regardless if it improves the performance of the os or not, then make a big deal about it and it sells like hot cakes, ie. SGII. Thats called clever marketing, not clever design.
Mark, 12 Jul 2011I am pretty sure there will be overclocking available. I already overclocked my N900 using a p... moreMy last comment on the CPU clock speed about it being too big, scratch that. I didn't realized that the CPU can be underclocked too. With MeeGo I'm not sure how much underclock is needed to require a smooth UI experience. About the custom ROM's UI, it would be a much warm welcome if it allows the homescreen to be filled with useful widgets like e-mail and shortcuts (futuristic look of course). Finally, if this is what Nokia did to Meego, I can't wait how Symbian Belle's UI will feel like. Hopefully not clunky, though Anna seemed to fix that.
Mark, 12 Jul 2011I am pretty sure there will be overclocking available. I already overclocked my N900 using a p... moreHold it tiger, those numbers are too big. We should really get some solid results of the N9's battery life first. I wonder how an Intel would fare. Speaking of custom ROMs, someone should really unlock the camera's potential. I sense a 1080p video recording. A different UI would be welcomed, I always love a futuristic UI.
Sun Down, 12 Jul 2011Of course, how could I forget. The RAM would have it's own clock speed to handle the apps. Wha... moreI am pretty sure there will be overclocking available. I already overclocked my N900 using a power user kernel (Tintan & Jakiman) and a GUI based interface to set CPU speed etc. The same person is already developing it for Harmattan on the N9. My 600 Mhz base speed Cortex A8 N900 is running at 1.1 Ghz, so I am thinking we should get at least 1,5 or 1,6 possible in stable form on the N9. TI chips have much more margins to overclock than others and nokia also clocks conservatively (very stringent MTTF rules). Sounds good eh, 1,5 Ghz or more :)
hah............. what a huge configuretion has include on this new one n9 i am so axcitting without radio fecillitty . ya its huge and when will u issue this n9 ? pls reply
chester, 12 Jul 2011yep,you are right,what's the use of Apps when y have a web browser like that.Apps r needed if ... moreDude? Ever heard of Opera Mobile? Well, it doesn't really matter as long as it has an uber music player with lots of customization in it (for me at least).
Mark, 12 Jul 2011You raise some excellent points. For 90% of users all necessary functions are already in the N... moreyep,you are right,what's the use of Apps when y have a web browser like that.Apps r needed if u running Android,iOS,Symbian,WP and all other phone OS's but not Meego.Just using the browser alone,Apps become useless,i.e why get a Facebook App if you can get the full desktop experience on N9 browser.
I'm definitely getting 1 for sure.
roy, 12 Jul 2011why on earth doesnt nokia n9 haven't the radio facility ?u can use internet radio!!!!!!!
Mark, 12 Jul 2011You raise some excellent points. For 90% of users all necessary functions are already in the N... moreOf course, how could I forget. The RAM would have it's own clock speed to handle the apps. Whatever the speed is, I'm guessing Nokia had it balanced out with the CPU. While I think the vanilla N9 is great, I wouldn't mind if Nokia at least offer an overclocking utility for developers to experiment a bit. Better yet they should implement some sort of ''Turbo'' effect on the CPU if somehow an app is really demanding. Think Metro 2033-like app. And yes, apps that are just poorly optimized or too demanding do exist, Nokia's own Chat app is one example.
roy, 12 Jul 2011why on earth doesnt nokia n9 haven't the radio facility ?U can download radio for it
roy, 12 Jul 2011why on earth doesnt nokia n9 haven't the radio facility ?It does have fm radio tech, a music store and Nokia branded streaming service powered by Aupeo. It is really neat. Go check it out!
Sun Down, 12 Jul 2011Good point, and interesting too. If there's one single denominator for an entire ecosystem of ... moreYou raise some excellent points. For 90% of users all necessary functions are already in the N9, and the HTML5 support is desktop class, rendering the app ecosystem argument moot, perhaps even making Qt irrelevant. Untill then though, Qt will certainly make a difference.
I dont think MeeGo is a resource hog at all actually, but the system is designed to keep threads open and memory used. Actually in this scenario it is a RAM vs CPU tradeoff. Faster CPU means less loading times when restarting, so less RAM needed to keep apps open. More RAM like N9, means almost everything is kept active in RAM, meaning a much slower CPU is only needed. The N9 does not have a slow CPU, it is a solid 1Ghz on TI OMAP 3630 (I think). Dual cores are useless still since no mobile OS properly makes use of them anyway.
roy, 12 Jul 2011why on earth doesnt nokia n9 haven't the radio facility ?''radio facility''? I think you meant the Radio FM software. Well, it's not yet developed, but rest assured it'll be backed... *sigh* again... By... Damn it I'm getting tired with repeating this fact. Intel and open source community, nuff' said.