11-03-2013 04:55 AM
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  1. krishna6233's Avatar
    To the OP, if you typed your post with that N8, you might want to check the functionality of the space bar. BTW, even though the UI is not as elegant as WP, I think Symbian is still worlds better as far as function.
    super like for that comment!!!
    08-13-2013 12:31 PM
  2. krishna6233's Avatar
    I've just 'upgraded' to a Nokia Lumia 925 from a Nokia N8 and I can't believe how bad the Lumia is compared to the N8.

    1) Someone mentioned above how the alarm functionality in Windows Phone is better than Symbian's and this may be true. Yes, you can set alarms to repeat but if you wanted a repeating alarm in Symbian then you can just set up a recurring event in the calendar with an alarm. However, despite not being able to set up recurring alarms easily there is one massive flaw in the Windows alarm set up and that is you have to leave the phone switched on to hear an alarm! On the N8 you can set an alarm, turn the phone off, and it will still sound. The advantages of this should be obvious. No chance of being woken up by late night callers or texters and no battery drain overnight. The battery on the 925 barely lasts a day as it is and I couldn't imagine leaving it on overnight and I don't want to be fiddling about charging it as I generally go to bed after my wife and don't want to wake her up....

    2) I love the FM transmitter on my N8. I can get in a car, ANY car, and send my music to the in car entertainment system. Where is this on the 925? It's not possible, that's where it is.

    3) One volume key to rule them all on the 925 and no profiles. Gone are the days of simply pressing the power button on the N8 and choosing 'Silent' or 'Office' or any other profile. This functionality has been around since mobile phones were invented so why remove it now??

    4) The N8 camera far excels the one on the 925. Where is the physical zoom button? Where is the Xenon flash etc etc. It's just embarassing how bad the camera is on the 925.

    5) Swype. Need I say more? Gone are the days of swyping away on my N8 landscape keyboard. It's back to one key at a time. Progress? I don't think so.

    6) Where is the Micro SD card? LOL. I'm stuck with 16gb on the flagship 925 but on my N8 I had virtually UNLIMITED storage!

    I could go on and on but feel I've said enough. Maybe I'm just an old stick in the mud and just need to adapt to the new technology. What does anyone else think?
    these re the things that is limiting wp mass adaptation ...wp is no where near symbian in terms of basic features ........multitasking is big joke in wp(7 & 8) ..!!! im living with the missing features !!!
    08-13-2013 12:39 PM
  3. cckgz4's Avatar
    I can completely understand this way of thinking. Family functions are now spent with folks with their heads down on their electronic devices and hunting for chargers. But I cannot go "backwards" in functionality. If anything, I need to be able to tell myself, like with anything else, that things are good in moderation. I remember to keep my phone in my pocket when I'm with company or when I'm out with friends. I'm also a college student and I gotta get a lot of things off the school's website. With apps available to help you organize and study, I don't see why its not being used to this advantage. Only you can know your limits, but I'd rather build up some self-control than go to an older operation system

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    08-14-2013 03:18 AM
  4. shyam1986's Avatar
    Hi one and all,
    I have been using Nokia n8(Symbian) from last 1 year. Now my n8 is very slow, i m in plan to change the OS. Which Os is suitable for that now and where can i get that.Please give a advice.
    Thanks in advance.
    09-22-2013 09:06 AM
  5. Skiffle's Avatar
    Don't do it mate! Windows phone has been the bane of my existence for over a year now, rubbish notification system which barely bloody works, crap apps, problems left and right (just browse these forums and see what I mean). Personally I have just ordered an S4 and will reap the benefits of something as bloody simple as Facebook actually working.. I reckon the only reason Nokia threw a massive camera into the 1020 was to disguise the fact that other than live tiles nothing bloody works as it should.. And even they mess up all the time. Get an android or dare I say *cough* iPhone...
    09-22-2013 09:19 AM
  6. inteller's Avatar
    Cool story bro. You can go back to wherever you came from now, Mr one poster.
    09-22-2013 09:43 AM
  7. Skiffle's Avatar
    Cool story bro. You can go back to wherever you came from now, Mr one poster.
    lol, enjoy your crap wank device that does ****! Hahaha
    09-22-2013 10:42 AM
  8. phasar's Avatar
    To the OP, if you typed your post with that N8, you might want to check the functionality of the space bar. BTW, even though the UI is not as elegant as WP, I think Symbian is still worlds better as far as function.
    I agree. When you need to get something done, Symbian is simply a more capable device.
    09-22-2013 11:17 AM
  9. rdubmu's Avatar
    For the alarm function. Put your phone on silent by pressing the volume control and have it on silent. Then make sure your sound is ar 30/30. You will not get any notification sounds like text, calls ECT. But apps like alarm and music work like it should.

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    09-22-2013 11:26 AM
  10. Dileeshdon's Avatar
    Symbian is a very good OS but it's suffer from some bugs & short of Applications
    True: But it still ticks all the boxes when it comes to basic functionality.

    I believe one day soon Windows Phone 8 will inherit the most cool & advanced options from Symbian & Meego OS.
    May your belief saves you...I hope, wish & pray WP8 to implement atleast the basic functionalities that comes standard in any Java feature phone.(Like a file manager, mass storage mode or being able to set ringtones). Apparently, By the time these basic things appear on a WP8, Google would bring teleportation in androids and Apple would make iphones capable of reading minds!!!

    I can see Microsoft strategy ................>> they want to give people something to talk about it all the time.
    If that was the truth, I would rather have given people something good to talk about than being bashed like this by feeding its customers with ****.

    Microsoft is playing & enjoying the catch up game where in Apple IOS & Google Android we can't see big deference between the upgrades, where in Windows Phone 8 the OS is changing dramatically with each upgrade.
    I don't know whether they enjoy or not, but iOS and Android updates doesn't bring dramatic changes because, unlike WP, they all have got their basics correct long back, it is the minor tweaks or cosmetics changes that are added to make the user experience feel refreshed whereas WP still struggles in the basic features, let alone it will ever catch up with iOS or android or even symbian. To void the gap they has to implement fixes through continuous updates with dramatic changes so that its users atleast doesn't feel sorry for the catastrophic switch they ever made.
    Only god now can say how many hundreds of update cycles WP8 will have to go through to make it as functional as a basic symbian phone.

    I saw some screen shots for the GDR3 upgrade for Windows Phone 8 where closing an application from the multitasking can be down by touching "X" to close it the same way as in Symbian.
    A welcome step indeed! something is far better than nothing.

    Microsoft are taking advantage of being behind the leader OS, to learn from their mistakes & avoid it.
    In that case what about the mistakes they managed to make on their own, mistakes the makers of the 'Leader OS' dared not to see or hear about in their worst nightmares? For example, in the plight to make most secure OS on earth, they embraced a 'sand boxing approach' in allocating memory space to applications. That means absolutely nothing (including the OS!) can access or even see a file, other than the specific app designed to handle that particular file type. This may sound like excellent ingredient for safety, but wait till someone(presumably more clever or intelligent than those at Redmont) write a code(read virus) to bypass this setup and get in to the memory space. Suddenly this set up becomes the perfect ingredient for damage since no antivirus can ever detect the threat (since the virus sits safe and virtually undetectable). They will claim this is impossible to happen, but wait...I heard them saying the same whenever a new version or fix for their previous OSs were released, only to be followed by the news saying that too was hacked within a month or two. Even if one finds the security in WP as uncompromisable, the trade off for achieving the same is huge. For instance, it is virtually impossible to have a system wide file manager, where you can see all the files (agreed...at least user files like media, documents, app installers and unknown file types) and handle them like you would in a normal symbian or java phone. You cannot send or receive a file through bluetooth unless a compatible app is installed prior to that. (Just imagine if my friend shares an important pdf file over bluetooth to my lumia and at the time there was no pdf reader installed in my phone. The file reaches my phone, but is seen nowhere even if I install a pdf reader later on.)
    This lack of system wide memory access creates other bottle necks as well.viz,
    1) You cannot use your phone as a pendrive other than for songs and images (Come on... I am talking about a smartphone, not a mediaplayer)
    2) USB host or USB On-The-Go (OTG) functionality will never be possible ( A feature which was present in early 2011 symbian phones and we are in late 2013)

    I believe with in two years Windows Phone 8 will control big shares in smart phone market & maybe more than Apple & Google
    In the current form and practice, with confidence I must say that is never going to happen unless;
    1) Majority of the people who buys and use smartphones become retarded enough to oversee the limitations this 'so called platform' have, while being ignorant of the obvious benefits other platforms have to offer.
    2) Microsoft success fully manage to inject another trojan horse into companies like google, apple and samsung (Just like they did with nokia) and bring them down as well. Or they can sent the trojan horse to US Government or Military systems to make the HQs, R&Ds and Manufacturing facilities of above said companies as targets for their next annihilation exercise.
    3)Last but least probable, make WP as functional as android or symbian.
    Come on mate, don't make yourself look like a fool by saying this. If MS was not able to learn from their experience and mistakes spanning over 13 years of OS development, (Counting on Pocket PC OS from 2000. After the long 13 years, still I am stuck with a phone which doesn't have profiles or file manager or bluetooth file sharing (non media files) or even able to connect to a wired remote headset or be able to fast forward or rewind a song using seek slider) what on earth are they going to learn in two years?
    11-03-2013 04:55 AM
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