In All About Symbian Insight 244, hosted by Steve and Rafe, we start by apologising for the longer than expected gap between podcasts, before moving on to chat about the status of the Symbian app ecosystem and Symbian devices in general. We also discuss the practicalities of using a Symbian device as a backup smartphone (watch out for SIM card sizes) and Steve offers some details on the Delight custom firmwares.
AAS Insight #244: A changing world
In All About Symbian Insight 243, hosted by Steve and Rafe, we talk about the news that from January 1st 2014 no new Symbian content will be accepted in the Nokia Store. We consider the timing, implications, and possible solutions, with particular reference to application updates. In the back half of the podcast we offer some further comparison of Nokia two imaging heavyweights, the Nokia 808 PureView and the Nokia Lumia 1020.
In All About Symbian Insight 242, hosted by Steve and Rafe, we talk about the future of Symbian support, especially in the light of the proposed acquisition of Nokia's Devices & Services business by Microsoft. We touch upon software updates, app updates, service availability, component supply (for repair), and more. In the second half of the podcast, we round up various news items including the removal of App Wizard apps from Nokia Store, the EasyStreetView app, the MusicKloud app, ThemeBox, and the Nokia DC-19 accessory.
In All About Symbian Insight 241, hosted by Steve and Rafe, we round up the latest app news in the Symbian world, with mentions for ThOR, NewsBlurQt, qooSaver, Whatsapp, PhotProc, FilesPlus, and more. This is followed up by a discussion of the relative merits of the cameras in the Nokia 808 PureView and Nokia Lumia 1020, which leads to some more general discussion about what current Symbian device owners might consider doing when they want a new device.
In a bumper All About Symbian Insight, number 240, hosted by Steve and Rafe, we start with a PureView-themed discussion, comparing the Symbian powered Nokia 808 PureView to the recently announced Windows Phone powered Nokia Lumia 1020. This is followed up by a number of shorter items including details of the Gallery Image Share update for Belle FP2, an app highlight in the form of qooSaver, news of app updates for CuteTube and Notekeeper, and a few tips for the power user.
In All About Symbian Insight, number 239, Steve and Rafe start by talking about some exclusive news around the cuteTube app, before moving on to talk about the latest Symbian software updates (Nokia Music for Belle Refresh devices). We follow this with a discussion on whether the BlackBerry Q10 is a potential upgrade option for Nokia E6 users, and some thoughts on familiar features in iOS7. We finish by contemplating the possibility of a Windows Phone powered version of the Nokia 808 PureView.
In a longer than usual All About Symbian Insight, number 238, Steve and Rafe start by talking about mobile solutions and form factors, before transitioning into the recent over the air updates for Symbian Belle devices (Email, Calendar and Music), which sparks a more general discussion of updates and how long a phone's software remains "current". The second half of the podcast is devoted to a discussion of camera phone shootout tests and how their outcome is very much dependent on how the nature of the test shots.
In All About Symbian Insight number 237, Steve and Rafe start by talking about the recent 3G network fix for Belle FP2 devices, the rolling out of another homescreen widget update for Belle FP1 and 2 devices, and the end of new Symbian theme uploads to the Nokia Store. In the second half of the podcast we turn our attention to apps with mentions for the Erudite ebook reader (Amazon Kindle), Swype (keyboard input), CoverUp (album art), and X-plore (file manager).
In All About Symbian Insight number 236, Steve and Rafe start the podcast by discussing Steve's revolutionary device, before moving on to round up some recent app releases. We mention Nokia Public Transport, ultimate music player app QuasarMX, useful new widget WeatherClock, social status updater ShareBoard, and we finish the podcast with some talk on a delightful custom firmware for the N8.
In All About Symbian Insight number 235, Steve and Rafe spend the first half of the podcast talking about updates (Messaging fix), new betas (upload to SkyDrive for S60 5th Edition), and updates (Nokia Public Transport coverage). In the second half of the podcast we turn our attention to imaging, discussing the Burst Camera app and, building on Steve's recent camera shoot out (special guest appearance by the Nokia N95), talk about the progress in smartphone camera technology.