All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

Old 11-04-2011, 10:24 AM
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Here is a "leaked" Three video with the new X7 and the new OS/ functionality / browser

Pretty impressive to me.. cant wait..

Old 14-04-2011, 07:56 AM
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In case you missed this on the AAS News page, here is a "hands on" review of the new, final version, "Anna" (a.k.a. PR2.0) browser:-

"Well… honestly, I was expecting more. The browser is much faster than before, but it still feels old compared to other smartphone’s browsers."

"We know that HTML5 is not a simple concept. It’s an umbrella for many, many different things. However, every browser shipped in 2011 needs to be HTML5-some-kind-compatible.

I can’t believe that a mobile browser released this year can be shipped without W3C Geolocation API support. It’s a basic API, a more mature standard than HTML5 and very simple to implement. So: Symbian Anna Browser does not support Geolocation

In fact, it doesn’t support any HTML5 API apart from Canvas (2D drawing). Other great missing is video & audio support. You can still use Flash for video playing on Symbian browser, but video tag was a feature I was expecting for this release.

What is missing from the main HTML5 features available on other platforms:

* No Viewport support
* No Audio & Video tag support (the multimedia events seems to be there, but I couldn’t see a <video> tag working)
* No Application Cache / Offline storage mechanisms
* No Geolocation API
* No Accelerometer / Motion API
* No HTML5 new input types"

Full review here:-

The reviewers credentials are contained in this article over on Symbian Freak...
N8 Release PR1.2 Software version 014.002 date 2011-03-01 Product code 0598980 Manufactured Finland

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Old 14-04-2011, 09:11 AM
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Very bad news.... :( I'm still waiting to see its result on Acid3 Test and the upcoming Acid4!

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hmm.. HTML5 capability is kinda bit overrated - given IE9 scores even worse for HTML5 compliance, it will be quite some time before the advanced functionality will get used. Whats more important is probably the overall interface and usability over the old version.

Its never about technology - just about how applicable it is to the users.


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