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Offline kolla

Re: Bye bye, Symbian!
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2011, 06:13:22 AM »
I want a stylus driven android PDA with calling abilities, what options are there?
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Offline Opus

Re: Bye bye, Symbian!
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2011, 10:25:07 AM »
I happen to really like Symbian, my old N95 with it's measly 16GB microSDHC reminds me alot of Amiga.  Can android users make a folder, move files and apps around or into that new folder?  Symbian has some very strong attributes, Android is still growing and changing monthly, I have not seen the new windoze mobile but my money will be on an Android device if/when my N95 ever dies. done rambling.
 

Offline Karlos

Re: Bye bye, Symbian!
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2011, 10:34:12 AM »
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I happen to really like Symbian, my old N95 with it's measly 16GB microSDHC reminds me alot of Amiga.  Can android users make a folder, move files and apps around or into that new folder?

Yes. Also, there are multiple "file managers" that are freely available to replace the basic android one (think of Dopus as a Workbench replacement here).

I've been using android on a "basic" smartphone (HTC Wildfire, 568MHz processor, QVGA display, no GPU. Contrast to the DesireHD and you'll see why it's basic) since Christmas and have been pleasantly surprised at what it's capable of.
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Re: Bye bye, Symbian!
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2011, 11:36:13 AM »
Im the only one who not trust in a OS made by google?
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Re: Bye bye, Symbian!
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2011, 01:57:44 PM »
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Im the only one who not trust in a OS made by google?


I heard that if you wrap your Android phone in foil then Google can't read your datas.
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Re: Bye bye, Symbian!
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2011, 02:26:24 PM »
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I heard that if you wrap your Android phone in foil then Google can't read your datas.

Don't forget the tin foil helmet. A proven classic, prevents from a lot of things.

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Re: Bye bye, Symbian!
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2011, 02:30:15 PM »
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Im the only one who not trust in a OS made by google?


If you feel that paranoid about it, install git and head on over to here: http://source.android.com/index.html
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Re: Bye bye, Symbian!
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2011, 02:45:59 PM »
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Im the only one who not trust in a OS made by google?


No.  I've also heard a few horror stories about malware on it.
People complain about iOS being closed but I haven't heard much about malware on it.


This news from Nokia is not good at all.  The new boss is closing down a lot of the R&D. I've seen a few industry power houses do that over the years and the result is not pretty.  

Symbian certainly has had problems, but there's some very good tech in it.  The UI sucks and it's reportedly quite a pain to develop for.  However all that was changing, When they got it right Symbian phones could be very nice - I had an N95 8GB.  However it could also go wrong - I have an N97 which was abysmal at launch and still not perfect today.

If they'd continued they could have cleaned up the UI and made it easier to develop for.  The irony is this might actually end up happening.
 

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Re: Bye bye, Symbian!
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2011, 02:47:32 PM »
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Im the only one who not trust in a OS made by google?
Not really, it is open source... The only company I don't actually trust is Microsoft, who have history of illegal and untrustworthy activity :-/

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Re: Bye bye, Symbian!
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2011, 02:48:10 PM »
Well the N900 was a step in the right direction and Maemo is pretty decent.   Meego was looking very promising, but its going to get pushed to the ack.  Symbia was never any good as smartpone os, was ok for the middle spec phones.
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Re: Bye bye, Symbian!
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2011, 03:09:09 PM »
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Im the only one who not trust in a OS made by google?
No, I know what you mean. Google is evil, I tell you! EVIL!
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Re: Bye bye, Symbian!
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2011, 09:01:00 PM »
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/111645/20110211/nokia-workers-walk-off-the-job-to-protest-microsoft-deal.htm
 
Apparently the good people at Nokia aren't too enthused about their future