Monday, July 11, 2011

Symbian Anna vs Android Gingerbread..

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Symbian Anna vs Android Gingerbread.


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These days, a smart phone platform is of little interest without a vibrant mobile app ecosystem. Users have more choice in specially tailored software than  ever before, but not all mobile operating systems manage and display apps in the same way. The way users access their apps, and how the system lists them can say a lot about how the designers intend us to use apps on a particular platform.  As you have seen in my earlier Post  there was  a Huge battle between Smart Phone Giants Windows Phone 7  Vs Android  Vs iOS   iHACK has put up a couple of videos comparing the Nokia X7 against the Samsung Galaxy SII. The latter is Samsung’s flagship handset, arguably one of if not the best Android handset on the market. The X7, well no, that’s not Nokia’s flagship. It’s part of the ‘dilute all features, never amassing all strengths into one handset’ history.



Considering what Nokia’s put inside the X7 compared to the SGSII (internally, the X7 is identical to the mid-low end Nokia C6-01!), it doesn’t seem to fare all that badly.  Asphalt 5 comparison is quite noticeable. Even on Gameloft’s official video, the game appeared to lag. The SGSII is really having none of that.
Sat Nav mode is interesting. Does Android do preloaded maps now? I can’t imagine zipping along the motorway and the phone having to download map data. It does look prettier somewhat with the satellite view on the SGSII (I find satellite view though a little distracting at times). Ultimately Ovi/Nokia maps has the nicest 3D but that’s limited to 20 cities and only not even available on phones. The 3D structures on Ovi Maps is ok, though limited, as is satellite view.
Just as pure navigation, getting A to B, Ovi/Nokia Maps is great, and has gotten even better with 3.08.   GPS signal strength, locking speed is important. If SGSII is anything like my Omnia 7 on that front, then it’s a bag of crap

Why does this X7′s Anna keyboard have no split screen? Does it do multitouch? I give up on the Symbian touch keyboard. Probably why I got along with E6 so much. Swype is a must install.
Browser comparison is slightly less embarrassing. I remember how MicroB used to whip all other browsers in comparisons. Engadget test was slightly unfair as he pressed the SGSII bookmark but longpressed on the X7, and did not restart the test. But even on identical footing (as with first test) the SGSII would have won anyway.
It PAINS me to see the slight lags in scrolling :( And the delay with chequer-boarding when zooming out.
IMO Anna is good, it gets things done. I don’t think it’s as ‘pretty’ as Android though which is why the general response of the public is that it’s nicer and Symbian is old and dated.  I think Anna Icons are nicer than Samsung’s. The default browser really does pale in comparison to SGSII.
Some other comparisons – camera UI, Music Player, video player, Email would have been cool.

16 Responses so far.

  1. exactly. but that would be fair and unfair at the same time. fair if you consider that both are flagship products. unfair if you consider the prices

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  3. Mokri says:

    OMG the browser really sucks!

  4. To answer your question, I have heard you can now download google maps to android devices, in particular Samsung Androids. This is only a very new feature.

  5. @ Jared i agree with Yes now we can can download our favorite route map within the mobile. That’s a new facility in Android (selected) phone. X7 working speed is not upto SGS2, the galaxy can also handle multiple programs same time without any lag in the running applications. So I wish Nokia must produce a smart really smart phone to the market to compete these android sys…..but somewhere i think ihack is in Support with Symbian Anna Waiting for that Nokia announced N9 but still waiting for the competitor for SGS2.

  6. That’s just pathetic. So basically Google navigation is still useless when you’re offline or abroad.

    It’s soon 2012 and no proper offline navigation in Google. Why don’t they let you download country maps like what Nokia does?!

    Thank god Nokia has Navteq and it’s excellent maps and navigation that work anywhere…for FREE.

  7. That’s just pathetic. So basically Google navigation is still useless when you’re offline or abroad.

    It’s soon 2012 and no proper offline navigation in Google. Why don’t they let you download country maps like what Nokia does?!

    Thank god Nokia has Navteq and it’s excellent maps and navigation that work anywhere…for FREE.

  8. Sweety16 says:

    I disagree. It must be hard for a Nokia fanboy to accept, but right now, Samsung Galaxy S II is the best phone right now software and hardware wise

  9. There ids nothing like agree or disagree its a clear picture no partiality has been done and I am satisfied

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