Last Sunday, Symbian unleashed their roadmap giving details of multicore powered Symbian^5 and Symbian^6 OS. We got a glimpse of the progress of Symbian on touch screens with Symbian^3 UI video. It went Viral on youtube, shooting up to the most viewed as it demonstrated a very promising future for Symbian with features such as multitouch, coverflow and visual multitasking.
Nokia weren’t at MWC but they were still in Barcelona this week. Together with Intel, Nokia made a big announcement which became a trending topic on twitter. The Intel and Nokia partnership has borne yet another fruit as Intel’s Moblin OS and Nokia’s Maemo OS were announced to be fusing into one ÜBER OS called MeeGo!
Ovi Maps 3.03 got reviewed and there’s 10 reasons on why it’s freakin Brilliant. Steve Litchfield and quite a few of you seem to agree too.
Then the rest of the week is pretty much N900, first with a video to show how to get BBC iPlayer working flawlessly within the browser [MicroB browser is mindblowing!]. Some stunning games were announced as coming soon to Ovi Store, with a breathtaking 3D Roller Coaster Rush Jurassic and a mesmerising Zen Bound. There was also a rather sneaky firmware upgrade to 3.2010.02-08 – sneaky as in no one seems to know what the changes are. The things I’ve noticed, I’m putting down to trick of the mind/wiping N900 with reset.
Finally from the N900 and for this week, an absolutely stupendous application called Morpho QuickPanorama; a super easy to use Camera App that lets you take, not only Panoramic photos but 1080 degrees and beyond! The images produced are also very pleasing, considering the little effort you need to put in making the Panoramic shot.
Oh yeah – Nokia World 2010 is in LONDON! If you’re planning on attending, keep the dates (or even the week) of 14th and 15th September free on your diary.
- Video: Laser Cut Stand for the Nokia N900 February 14, 2010
- #Symbiangives Multicore Symbian^5 and Symbian^6 coming 2011 and 2012 respectively. Symbian^3 on Cortex A9 February 14, 2010
- What’s Nokia got cooking in Barcelona today (and tomorrow)? February 15, 2010
- Video: Symbian^3 UI design preview! Multitouch! Pinch and Zoom! Cover Flow! Visual Multitasking! February 15, 2010
- Oh HAI! MeeGo lovechild OS of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin! New Era in Mobile Computing? February 15, 2010
- Nokia World 2010, coming to London! September 14th and 15th! February 15, 2010
- Video: Holy Cow! BBC iPlayer works smoothly on the Nokia N900’s Browser! [V. Simple Instructions inside] February 15, 2010
- Video: Qt Quick – slick cross platform user interface, from Nokia’s N900 to HTC’s HD2 and even ASUS EeeTop on XP! February 15, 2010
- Video: Beautiful 3D gaming on the N900 – 3D rollercoaster and Zen Bound – coming soon to Ovi Store February 15, 2010
- N900 has New Firmware Available! V3.2010.02-08! February 16, 2010
- 10 Reasons why I love Ovi Maps 3.03 on the N97 and think it’s freakin’ Brilliant. February 17, 2010
- Video: N900 3D Roller Coaster Rush Jurassic February 18, 2010
- Must have app: Morpho QuickPanorama for the N900! February 19, 2010
- N900 Panoramic Photo Gallery Samples with Morpho QuickPanorama [Image Heavy!] February 19, 2010