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Old 11-11-2009, 03:04 PM
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It's also possibly another counter point versus the "It fails, it only has 434 mHz!" argument that most ignorant Nokia-haters utilize. Look, it runs the same sort of app (Timescape) about the same speed as the Snapdragon driven X10...

Although honestly, Nokia should start putting their 600mHz SoCs inside their S60v5 handsets...

Old 11-11-2009, 04:21 PM
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i hear Samsung will quit from Symbian Foundation member because Samsung will release own Smart OS [Bada]

Old 11-11-2009, 05:09 PM
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Neither in KDE nor in Gnome you access the application menu by pulling a tab from the bottom of the screen. That's an Android UI feature.
Also, I wasn't aware that becoming a member of the SF meant signing all the company's private IP over to Symbian. Sony Ericcson and Samsung have developed the Rachael and Touchwiz UIs for use on their own handsets. Symbian should develop its own original UI.

Old 11-11-2009, 06:26 PM
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The 3d card stack and the tear off stuff is just not necessary. iPhone seems to do what is necessary to make a nice UI without going too far. Gimmicks for the sake of it is for toys.

Old 11-11-2009, 07:35 PM
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Unregistere, you are looking at this from the point of end-user. The video is not aimed at you at all. This is marketting for OEMs.

The point of the demo is that HTC, Samsung and Sony Ericsson can continue to innovate on their own user interfaces within the Qt framework using Symbian (or Linux). Symbian has to gain OEM market share from Android, WM7 and Maemo.

The video is basically saying you can use Symbian as one of your platforms. Do not forget that Symbian is a Real time operating system. Thus it can help players migrate their interfaces with a smart phone OS into mid-tier pricepoints. As smart phones take off this is where the current low cost touch-screen feature phones may start to struggle. Right now only Nokia and Motorola (with the Cliq) can really play in this space. And I am not convinced Motorola is making much profit on the the Cliq.

Finally, Qt is platform agnostic hence it is code once and modify slightly for each platform. This will reduce the amount of app development time for platform agnostic OEMs like Samsung and Sony Ericsson.

This is interesting because I am not sure how it prevents forking which is the threat for Android. -Lark

Old 11-11-2009, 09:43 PM
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"Sony Ericcson and Samsung have developed the Rachael and Touchwiz UIs for use on their own handsets. Symbian should develop its own original UI."

You say Symbian should develop its own original UI. Symbian don't exist anymore so who is going to this? The foundation is not a dev house. The Symbian platform relies on external contributions. That means Nokia, Samsung, Sony ericsson et al. If these companies are really committed to the Symbian platform (and of course they are going to hedge their bets in other platforms - maemo, bada) then it is up to them to develop a "new original UI". And in doing this, of course you are going to see inspiration from their other platforms.

Old 12-11-2009, 04:13 PM
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All this video shows is how QT can be useful in ripping off other OS's such as Android, Mobile OSX and Samsungs Touchwiz!

I'm actually shocked there isn't more uproar about this seems as all the Nokia Fanboys keep harping on about how Apples OS is a POS and here's someone with a tech demo completely ripping it off! Haha


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