In All About Symbian Insight number 203, we share our thoughts on the Nokia Belle software upgrade after a week of use. Steve offers some solutions for common Belle upgrade problems, David compares the Java version of the game TinTin to the Symbian version, Rafe talks about what's new in the latest beta release of the Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 and the team share some concluding thoughts on the Nokia 500.
AAWP Insight #201: Steve Litchfield - Origins part 2
In All About Symbian Insight number 202, we start with a few notes on the Nokia 500, with Steve and Rafe comparing their first impressions of the device. The major part of the podcast is devoted to the release of Nokia Belle for the N8, C7, C6-01, E7, E6 and X7. We share our experience of the update, discuss some of the initial problems and detail our personal highlights
In All About Symbian Insight number 201 we look forward to the release of Nokia Belle for existing Symbian handsets, with each of the team highlighting an expected benefit. We also discuss Nokia's Q4 results and device shipment numbers. Steve brings news of the addition of 360Cities to Nokia Maps, Rafe talks Social 1.5 and David shares his thoughts on CNN's Symbian application.
After just over four years, we've reached the 200th edition of the AAS Insight Podcast. To celebrate, we look back to the first and hundredth editions of the show, marvelling at the changes that have taken place, but also finding some surprising similarities. Each of the team also chooses their personal favourite Symbian device from the last decade, with the emotional attachment factor being just as important as technical capabilities.
In All About Symbian Insight number 199 we start with a discussion about the recent release of version 1.4 of Nokia Social and the additions and updates it contains. We also discuss, briefly, some of the third party options for accessing Facebook and Twitter. Steve shares news of Sisvel's recent acquisition of around 450 Nokia patents and the team consider the implications. In the last part of the podcast we revisit some of our favourite Symbian^3 devices.
In our first All About Symbian Insight for 2012, number 198, we start with the news that there are now more than 11 million downloads a day from Nokia Store. Steve highlights the QtInfo utility and remarks on the improved experience of installing Qt apps on Symbian devices. The major topic this week is discussion of the availability of Symbian devices in the UK's High Street shops and the decline of Symbian in Western Europe in 2011.
In All About Symbian Insight 197, we start with a detailed discussion of two news items: the announcement of the Nokia 801T in China and the renaming of Symbian Belle to Nokia Belle. Rafe and Steve then ponder battery consumption and cellular connectivity (fast battery drain from low strength 3G signal). We also discuss the graduation of the QML version of the Nokia Store from Nokia's Beta Labs and the recent release of facinate, a third party Facebook client.
In All About Symbian Insight 196, we start with two news items: updates for Nokia Pulse and the announcement of the closure of the web interface for Ovi Contacts in January. As a follow up to Steve's editorial from last week the team then discuss the relative merits on the Nokia N8 and C7. The second half of the podcast has a Christmas theme: David, Steve and Rafe share the mobile accessory they would like to find under the Christmas tree and then ponder the possibility of doing Christmas shopping on a smartphone.
In All About Symbian Insight 195, we give our initial reaction to the Nokia statement that the Symbian Belle update for existing Symbian^3 devices is due in early 2012. Rafe and Steve discuss recent updates to the Nokia Store, which leads to a more general discussion of the beta process. We also cover Google's decision to pull the Java version of its Gmail client and Steve's recent Nokia Lumia 800/Nokia N8 camera comparison.
In All About Symbian Insight 194, we start with a brief discussion of CarrierIQ, which Nokia says is not present in any of its devices. Steve brings news of SPB's acquisition by Yandex, before David summarises his conveniently timed review of SPB Shell 3D. In the second half of the podcast we discuss NFC, which a recent report suggests will be on 50% of smartphones by 2014 and the team, before moving to talk about which design features from an older S60 devices (N86) we would like to see make a return in newer devices.