In All About Symbian Insight number 234, Steve and Rafe start by discussing a number of recent software updates for Symbian Belle FP2 devices (Telephony and Gallery & Camera). We also cover some cloud related topics when talking about the FilesPlus app and a SkyDrive upload tool for older Symbian^3 devices. In the last portion of the podcast we talk about about the changing nature of the user experience from non-touchscreen to touchscreen devices and consider what might have been.
AAS Insight #244: A changing world
In All About Symbian Insight number 233, Steve and Rafe start our news coverage by talking about a number of new game releases for Symbian. We also cover Nokia's new Webview widget (available via Beta Labs) and app updates related to Twitter's API changes. This week our main discussion points are around the user demand for QWERTY devices, the size of the Symbian installed user base, and how the camera in the new HTC One device measures up to Nokia N8 and 808.
In All About Symbian Insight number 232, Steve, David and Rafe talk about the 'Sharing' software update for Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 devices (Twitter and Flickr). We also cover Google's Exchange ActiveSync deadline, a WLAN software update from Beta Labs, SPB TV 3.0, and an explanation of recent (brief) site outages. The second half of the podcast is around the discussion point "Symbian lives"...
In All About Symbian Insight number 230, Steve and Rafe talk about the former's recent speaker-related Nokia 808 adventures (leading to a more general discussion of smartphone internals). We also cover Nokia's better than expected Q4 2012 preliminary results, an update to Swype for Symbian (fixing installer timeout issue), the latest version of YouTube (fixing broken YouTube APIs), a Nokia N8, Samsung ATIV S and Lumia 920 camera comparison, and Nokia's decision to block public access to firmware.
In All About Symbian Insight number 230, Steve and Rafe talk about the news that Google is to withdraw support from Exchange ActiveSync from free Gmail accounts and assess the impact it will have on Symbian users. In a show that rounds up a number of news stories, we also talk about Nokia Maps data updates, a WiFi beta patch, an update for the Big Screen app on the 808, and accessing general Google services from older Symbian devices.
In All About Symbian Insight number 229, Steve, David, and Rafe start by talking about the departure of Damian Dinning from Nokia. In a show that rounds up a number of news stories, we move on to talk about the Nokia 808 PureView 3.5G hardware issue (may require visit to a Nokia Care Point), the recent update to Nokia Public Transport, the decision of Nokia to lease back its Espoo HQ, the latest update to Nokia Suite, and Nokia's recent WiFi patent win against RIM. We finish with a few comments on 808 PureView versus Lumia 920 video capture performance.
In All About Symbian Insight number 228, Steve, David, and Rafe start with a discussion about HERE, Nokia's location and mapping platform. We consider the implications and report back on some early experiences with the HERE app on other platforms. Steve talks us through some recent Nokia Store fixes, and gives a final report on his N8 reset experiments. We finish by returning to an old favourite - the debate over integral batteries - and attempt to reach a consensus...
In All About Symbian Insight number 227, Steve and Rafe kick off proceedings with a discussion of our recent PureView shoot out (Lumia 920 versus 808 PureView), and offer an opinion on which is the ultimate cameraphone. David then shares his experience of MMORPG Warspear Online, and Rafe and Steve add in some app picks of their own. The team finish by pondering whether they would be willing to go back to a retro phone.
In All About Symbian Insight number 226, Steve, David and Rafe start with a discussion of Nokia's Q3 2012 results and smartphone shipment numbers. We continue our Belle Feature Pack 2 coverage, with comments on text input, app compatibility, and a summary of Steve's recent review. There's also time for quick mention of Nokia Suite 3.6 (and how it helps you move to a new phone), plus a plug for the 361 Degrees podcast, which leads to some LTE related chat.
In All About Symbian Insight number 225, Steve, David and Rafe detail the latest software updates available for Symbian phone by discussing the release of both the Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 and the Homescreen applications software updates. We also revisit the Nokia E6 in the light of Steve's latest pimping editorial and consider its appeal as a consumer device. In the last part of the podcast we talk about smartphone size and ask whether there's a place for a flagship device with a smaller (physical) screen size.