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

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Old 01-09-2010, 06:19 PM
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The i8910 HD's HX8 gets a big fix-up!

The saga of continually improving user firmware for the Samsung i8910 HD continues with the release a few minutes ago of 'HX-V8-Fixed', an update to the existing HX-V8-31, rolling in faster application icon display, extra keyboard options, numerous small bug fixes and better compatibility with Nokia's Symbian software. Read on for the changelogs and more...

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Old 01-09-2010, 06:45 PM
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Hmm.... I've found a few bugs so far, suggest holding off upgrading until I give an all clear! 8-)
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:59 PM
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All clear now, HX-V8-32 is fixed nicely 8-)
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I have v8 and although nice, it's pretty buggy. Glad to hear it's fixed.

Still though, not many apps available for my i8910. It's basically a glorified feature phone with a good camera. A Samsung Jet, if you will.

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Not many apps? There are hundreds for S60 5th Ed. Plus the Ovi Store client works perfectly on the i8910 HD and then you've access to buying/downloading 90% of the same apps a Nokia X6/N97/5800 owner would have.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:12 PM
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I haven't totally played with it (because I'm on another phone) but v8 totally lets you use all the Nokia/Ovi 5th edition apps?

For reals?

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Well, a lot of them anyway... Well worth playing with at least! 8-)
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Steve, and others. While I appreciate all the hard work Andy is putting in to show us the potential power of Symbian phones, are so frequent updates not becoming a hassle? I mean AFAIK, you have to re-install and re-load everything on the phone after each upgrade right?
Would suggest to Andy and team that maybe they can release an update every 3-4 months or so. That ways a person would have enjoyed using his setup phone for a sufficient period and then upgrade.

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It's only 30 mins or so of effort each time and there are always new features to play with. It's not like these are just bug fixes... 8-)
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Steve, and others. While I appreciate all the hard work Andy is putting in to show us the potential power of Symbian phones, are so frequent updates not becoming a hassle? I mean AFAIK, you have to re-install and re-load everything on the phone after each upgrade right?
Would suggest to Andy and team that maybe they can release an update every 3-4 months or so. That ways a person would have enjoyed using his setup phone for a sufficient period and then upgrade.

I would say "no", its not a hassle. It's great that someone is actually supporting the i8910. Samsung has failed miserably, and Symbian has no interest in supporting the phone.

OK, not having UDP is a pain, but TBH it's not hard to just reinstall. I keep all my sis files on the microsd and they all install in no time.

As far as constantly upgrading, you don't have to if you don't want. Its optional. Unless there's something in the next firmware you NEED, just skip it.


The i8910 is worth the effort. Best 5th edition Symbian phone there is, no contest. Steve will agree with that. Its a shame its only kept as good as it is by people who have nothing to do with the company that sold it.

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I would say "no", its not a hassle. It's great that someone is actually supporting the i8910. Samsung has failed miserably, and Symbian has no interest in supporting the phone.


The i8910 is worth the effort. Best 5th edition Symbian phone there is, no contest. Steve will agree with that. Its a shame its only kept as good as it is by people who have nothing to do with the company that sold it.
This. 100-times this.

BTW, I slipped my SIM card back into the i8910 and played w/ the update. You know, what I ran into? RealPlayer's stream ability in My Media. Can you actually get it to stream Internet Radio or am I asking for too much? Anybody...?

Anyway, the reception for it is suddenly flaky. I'm thinking (and I've been reading) that AT&T off-loaded much of its 3G signal in the NY area onto the 850 MHz band (to better accommodate the iPhone users), and since this phone supports 1900, the reception isn't as strong as I remember it being. It's mainly only on Edge, and even that seems weaker. Weird.
 

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