Posts Tagged ‘Symbian^3’

Will the N8 be the last Nseries Symbian device? I don’t think so…

24 de June de 2010 Leave a comment

When I saw those news that the Nokia N8 will be the last Nseries device running the Symbian OS, I just couldn’t believe it… I’ve analysed this in many perspectives and no luck understanding how could this benefit Nokia. Let’s jump into facts, shall we?

Back in the day, Symbian wasn’t a open-source OS… It was owned mainly by Nokia, but also by some other brands. Nokia, however, bought all of the Symbian platform for €247 million and they obviously kept the OS for themselves because it was so expensive! No, that’s not how it happened! Nokia actually handed Symbian over to the Symbian Foundation in order to make it open-source! Now, why would a company as big as Nokia buy something for €247 million and then just give it away to anyone who wants to use it, including the competition? Nokia isn’t charity so why? Well, the Symbian Foundation received a lot of help from big names in the industry and all of a sudden, Symbian wasn’t being developed almost exclusively by Nokia, but others as Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Vodafone, AT&T and LG started contributing with code for the Symbian Foundation. That way, Nokia allowed all of these brands to grab the code and make a Symbian powered device, but also got some precious help on developing the code.

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Video: Qt in Symbian^3 « My Nokia Blog

19 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

This is not meant to be any promo video, just demonstrating Qt on Symbian^3 (via emulator)

I’m not impressed AT ALL! But check the original post at My Nokia Blog and let Jay know what you think 😉

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Nokia N8 Review (with tons of screenshots). « My Nokia Blog

18 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

Gravity on N8

Want some more N8 news? There’s a huge first impressions review from An important note they do make is that you shouldn’t take this as a review of the final product as (fortunately/unfortunately) we have quite some time to wait until it actually hits the shelves.

Note though, that the review is originally in chinese, so unless you’re a native speaker, be aware that the translator will confuse the meaning of certain sentences.


Some interesting highlights:

  • Battery life 1.5 days
  • Positive improvements on the UI
  • Homescreen can be filled to the brim with shortcuts. 6X4 in total. YAY.

  • Linear live multitasking window. I DISLIKE this PRE style cards. DISLIKE. But a lot of newbies might like it. Pre owners seem to. Maemo 5 and N900 has the best multitasking interface on all mobile phones and hope S^4 adopts something like that, not this painful swipy swipy nonsense.

  • Threaded SMS
  • MORE info on screensaver

  • Web browser interface has no significant changes (oh dear) but multitouch as you know, works well in it.
  • The review makes some points about the camera and HD out but the translator makes it difficult to understand what on earth is trying to be said.

Please do check My Nokia Blog as I do not wish to take any credit for his work making the post so visit his blog and you might find other posts that interest you as Jay is an awsome guy and posts really interesting stuff! Check it out!

About the N8, I’m not sure what to think of these screenshots. They are in chinese and that (for me) makes a diference… It looks like one of those chinese crappy imitations 😛

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Nokia Qt SDK Beta available! Devs, this looks promising!

3 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

Nokia Conversations uploaded a video on YouTube where a couple of devs talk about Qt and the impressions are quite positive! One of them even states that it only took 48 hours on the Ovi Store to make the app available in 178 countries! Amazing!

The Ovi Store future might get a lot of apps and if that’s the case, Nokia products (either Symbian or MeeGo powered) will see a much brighter future!

Devs, start developing for Symbian and MeeGo with Qt! It’s a much much broader market than the iPhone!

Nokia Qt SDK Beta download link -> [Link]

5 reasons why the N8 can be a hit or a failure (N97 style)

2 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

Nokia N8.jpg

The Nokia N8! Look at him in all it’s glory! It sure looks very good on these press pics and Nokia is telling us a fairy tale as far as imaging specs are concerned! But can Nokia do a irreparable mistake? Is it possible for the N8 to fail after getting so many things right?

On my opinion, as far as sales go, it shouldn’t fail, but it may be another N97-like fiasco taking Nokia even more mind share!

What the heck am I talking about? Here it goes, the 5 ways Nokia can destroy the N8!
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First HD sample video from the Nokia N8!

29 de April de 2010 Leave a comment

Nokia Conversations released a sample video from the Nokia N8 HD camera. The video looks nothing short than AWSOME! See how crisp it is!
You can see the video on Vimeo as isn’t allowing me to embed any videos that aren’t on YouTube.

Video after the break!

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The Nokia N8! Revolution at Nokia!

28 de April de 2010 Leave a comment

Nokia recently unveiled it’s latest smartphone, the Nokia N8! In this post I’ll try to cover both the facts about the N8 as my personal opinion about the device and about Nokia strategy in general!

I won’t go deep on the specs, only focusing on the main ones and those are:

  • ARM 11 680Mhz processor
  • 256MB RAM
  • Powered by Symbian^3
  • 12MP auto-focus camera with Xenon flash, the largest sensor yet on a phone and face detection
  • Video recording on HD (720p)
  • 3.5″ capacitive OLED touch-screen
  • HDMI-out port
  • Priced at 370€ before taxes and subsidies (CHEAP!)

These are the specs, but before jumping in my thoughts I’ll tell how it all went with the Nokia N8…

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