Symbian wasn't going anywhere. To the thousands that walked out in protest, maybe if you guys had started doing a better fucking job making it work properly then Nokia wouldn't have to kill it. It's entirely your faults. This is 2011 and you still can't optimize an OS for shit.
Anyway, does anyone have a link to the wallpaper used in the black concept phone there? It looks so sleek.
Please, god, Nokia, heed my calls: make a CDMA WP7. I'm begging you.
In summary, I'm not surprised that Symbian is getting thrown out. Not one bit.
Update has been confirmed from the horses mouth, early march.
Also multitasking has also been confirmed as "coming in the near future"!
Twitter yeeeeeeee! Quite tempted to stick with WP7, the battery life on my hacked HD2 running WP7 has gone from great to terrible though.
And full Twitter integration to all Hubs
Also IE9 is coming to Windows Phone for a "full web experience" Flash?
Oh shit a task switcher! I think I'm sold on WP7 if new hardware comes out by Summer. I'm just concerned about how long updates are taking for the platform, the fact Joe said "later this year" could be late as December with the way the first WP7 update is taking its time. That and battery life concerns.
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holy shit, WP will integrate with kinect
TERRIBLY LAGGY aw nue! I can't afford both so that's no biggy to me, still nice feature to have I suppose.
Anyone got a video of the full MWC?
I couldn't get this site to work and I think they may put it up in a while.
THIS might work but you have to register. I was viewing Engadget's coverage and they went over and talked about stuff they showed last year in regards to interface and how stuff works. Couldn't be arsed with registering so I don't know if its the full thing.
I respectfully disagree with your opinion that Symbian^3 should just have been thrown out.
Again, comparing Symbian to Android isn't really doing it any favors in terms of smoothness. Android 2.1 is a slow piece of shit.
So an update came out. Grab it by plugging your phone in and checking for updates through Zune.
Basically MS said that it's supposed to make the NoDo update go smoother. However based on discussions at XDA, this update apparently applies a bunch of stability and speed boosts as well. Worth it.
I can confirm it fixes the marketplace crash bug!
Also it worked on my Focus fine. I think the update screws up if you used SamsungTools or performed various registry edits. That's bound to fuck with the update process somehow. But yeah, I had used SamsungTools but disabled "Prevent Device Relocking" prior to updating. It updated fine (took forever, thought the screen was going to get burnt to fuck) and surprisingly the homebrew apps still work and it's still unlocked.
So I assume the Chevron fix is coming in NoDo instead.
I keep seeing my phone is up to date, and I'm not sure if it updated by itself or not.
Also reason I asked was just to make sure you didn't have an Omnia. But the Mozart shouldn't have any issues with the update.
I keep getting the same message with 7004 as the latest build. :(
Hm, I thought they only pulled it from the Omnia?
Well you're not missing much anyway. The real update comes out on the 8th.
Got an LG Optimus 7 earlier this month and I can say it is easily one of the best investments I have done. I was skeptical about the LG phones but demoing out the Omnia, I accidentally exited out of 5 apps by slightly grazing the back button and having hardpress buttons is awesome.
All in all, worth it.
WP7 is going to hit the sweet spot very soon.
It has an awesome selection of high quality apps, less paid apps than iOS and more not shitty apps than Android.
There is a good selection of usually high quality hardware, better than two phones for iOS and a million android phones that may or may not suck.
There is very limited carrier interaction with the software, more than iOS and much less than Android.
It is more open than iOS but not easy to mess up like Android.
I can go on and on, all I know is that the only thing that stands in my way of a WP7 phone is the presence of a dual core CPU. I am going to get the Focus 2 if it has a dual core CPU, we can already guess that it will have a 4.3 inch Super Amoled Plus screen and an 8megapixel camera etc.
Carriers are indeed fucking around already, though. A lot of people still didn't get notifications for the first tiny update and apparently it's the carriers' wrongdoing.
But yeah, I'm happy with WP7 so far. A little bit of regret every now and then when I play around with an iPhone 4, but I just can't stand iOS anymore. iOS Apps are good. OS not so much.
I guess all hope for an unbiased site goes to hell when you have an editor in chief who looks like this:
I think the reason Engadget seems so biased for Apple is because they review things the way an average consumer would.