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why is nokia always using symbian operating system ?

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Nokia is using their Symbian OS in mid range(to be more precise
Posted: 13-01-2013 @ 14:48:49
Nokia announced the acquisition of Symbian Ltd., and a new independent non-profit organization called the Symbian Foundation was established. Symbian OS and its associated user interfaces S60, UIQ and MOAP(S) were contributed by their owner
Posted: 03-01-2013 @ 10:30:49
Symbian has already moved from Belle to Belle Feature Pack 1 and is available for 603, 700 and 701 as a software update. The mighty 808 Pureview will come with Belle FP1 pre-loaded.That is why we felt a need for updating this popular comparison and bringing a fresh article comparing the latest of two operating systems.

So the areas, where Symbian now has an upper hand as compared to Android,

Better Widgets:

The widget quality on Belle devices has got great boost with Belle FP1 adding as many as 20 new widgets. Also quality wise widgets on Symbian devices have more to offer. For example Symbian widgets take less space on the homescreen and important widgets like Social and E-mail are scrollable. So yu can just check the current mails or feeds without even opening the application. While Android widgets are not scrollable and you have to open the application to check more items.

Dolby digital Plus:

This is great feature for any operating system and great news for Symbian device owners with Belle FP1 compatible devices. Yes Belle FP1 brings Dolby digital plus to 603,700, 701 and 808 pureview. So you basically can enjoy Dolby surround sound with any headphones as the Dolby digital plus ability is inbuilt into the Symbian devices. Major advantage, if you compare even a low range 603 to even a high range Android like SGS II.

RAM requirements:

This is really a major strength of Symbian Belle. Check the above screenshot of N8 and SGSII. The N8 even with all the apps like Mail, Social (Facebook & Twitter),Weather widget has got as much as 104 MB free RAM out of total 250 MB (RAM) . Compare that to Android devices having 500 MB RAM. I have seen as less as 70-80 MB RAM left for running applications in those Android devices. That gives you true picture. Android can’t support true multitasking because it is so much resource intensive.

Processing power requirements:

Symbian belle makes phones running on single core processor clocked at 680 Mhz very smooth. For example N8.This is very surprising in the times when we need dual core and processors clocked at 1.2 GHz for Androids to run them smooth.viz SGS2. That is sufficient to show how efficient Symbian is as an OS. Please follow the link below to see N8 with belle in action. It is also worth noting that low speced Android phones are not that smooth in operations, and Symbian belle phones in the same price range can beat them easily.

Power consumption:

This is where Symbian belle beats Android hands down.As Android needs more processing power to run the OS smoothly.It takes big toll on battery level of the device.We have heard a lot about how android users need to carry chargers with them,and charge it twice sometimes thrice in a day.

True & live Multitasking:

This is one area where even, Android’s latest ICS( Ice cream sandwich) can’t hold a lamp to Symbian Belle. Symbian always had true multitasking,with Belle it goes one step ahead and becomes live multitasking with live app tiles!! Android still only supports only a fixed number of apps while multitasking, and freezes others.

Now some areas where Android is still better than Symbian belle,

Screen resolution:

Though E6 has proved that Symbian can support resolution other than 640×360, but still Nokia has not come up with other devices with better resolution.Even 808 Pureview is coming with the same nHD resolution although with Nokia’s CBD (Clear Black Display) it looks fab and gives awesome outdoor visibility as well.

Better apps eco system:

Though it is not related to OS directly but apps eco system and quality wise, Android is better than Symbian.The number of app at Android market are nearly 300000. Symbian also has impressive numbers of around 110000. A comparison by “Allaboutsymbian” shows that all the top paid and free apps are also available in “Nokia store”.But if you compare the quality then as the apps of Android get more frequent updates than Symbian, quality wise some of Android apps are better than Symbian.

Posted: 27-12-2012 @ 21:36:23
Generally, the language C++ is used in most of the symbian operating systems. But in many Symbian Operating System the operating system can also use languages like Python, Visual Basic, OPL and Perl Features of Symbian Operating System...........
Posted: 20-12-2012 @ 09:09:31
Nokia symbian os is own creation by nokia
Posted: 15-12-2012 @ 20:14:42
Yeah, Nokia is a leading company and they had been using Symbian OS for a long time. But now they prefer the new and latest Windows OS which is superior with the features it can offer. The last Symbian Phone has been Nokia Pure view 808. Symbian was the foundation step for Android. It gave information of how to use graphics in a phone which was gradually expanded to form what we now call android. Symbian had been stopped for a while as it is now no longer used and its popularity has gone down over the years. Now Nokia prefers to use Windows Software which will get better every year.
Posted: 23-11-2012 @ 18:10:09
Nokia want to be diff from the crowd of android but truly symbian sucks
Posted: 20-08-2012 @ 09:45:33
1) Generally, the language C++ is used in most of the symbian operating systems. But in many Symbian Operating System the operating system can also use languages like Python, Visual Basic, OPL and Perl Features of Symbian Operating System 2) Symbian Operating System was built in such a way that it follows the three basic design rules. The integrity and security of user data is of paramount importance. Response time must not be as small as possible. All resources are scarce. 3) Symbian OS programming is said to be event-based, and the Central Processing Unit is switched off when the running applications and programs are not linked to the event. This is achieved through a programming logic called active objects. 5) The Symbian Operating system is compatible with all kinds of devices, mostly removable media file systems. 6) Symbian Operating system 9.x which is one of the latest models has adopted a better model. 7) The Symbian system is not an Open Source software. Cell phone manufacturers, though have some parts of its source code. 8) The Symbian applications like the Themes, games, wall papers and software’s are all SIS files which can also be easily transferred by using Bluetooth, or through the internet or through transfer using cables.
Posted: 07-05-2012 @ 13:49:25
because symbian platform has been nokia's choice for a long time...but they are now using windows phone has there main won't launch any more symbian devices and will stop the support for symbian by 2016....symbian is as good as dead now
Posted: 01-05-2012 @ 18:24:09
Symbian is the best operating that supports most number of apps when compared to other operating systems except android.Android is the latest operating system which supports most number of apps and various other functions. Nokia is manufactured before the invention of android so it symbian is used in nokia phones. Nokia is also releasing their latest phones with android operating systems
Posted: 19-04-2012 @ 10:49:42
it is easy to modify your mobile
Posted: 18-04-2012 @ 12:38:09
1.Symbian is a mobile operating system (OS) and computing platform designed for smartphones and currently maintained by Accenture . 2 . The Symbian platform is the successor to Symbian OS and Nokia Series 60 ; unlike Symbian OS, which needed an additional user interface system, Symbian includes a user interface component based on S60 5th Edition. 3 . The latest version, Symbian^3, was officially released in Q4 2010, first used in the Nokia N8. 4 . In May 2011 an update, Symbian Anna, was officially announced, followed by Nokia Belle (previously Symbian Belle) in August 2011. Symbian OS was originally developedby Symbian Ltd. It is a descendant of Psion 's EPOC and runs exclusively on ARM processors , although an unreleased x86 port existed. Some estimates indicate that the number of mobile devices shipped with the Symbian OS up to the end ofQ2 2010 is 385 million.5. By April 5, 2011, Nokia released Symbian under a new license and converted to a proprietary model as opposed to an open source project. 6. On February 11, 2011, Nokia announced that it would migrate from Symbian to Windows Phone 7 . Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced Nokia's first Windows phones at Nokia World 2011: the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710. These phones were launched on November 14, 2011.
Posted: 17-04-2012 @ 20:42:40
because android is the common platform so only samsung sony and other china company use this software But symbian is the only nokia platform so nokia use symbian nokia is best always rockz
Posted: 17-04-2012 @ 00:16:40
Nokia mainly uses Symbian OS because this OS is user-friendly and Nokia prefers user-friendly as its first criteria in manufacturing a handset.Another thing is that Symbian OS has Greater range of applications and Connectivity is lot more easier and faster..Nokia phone with Symbian OS is widely-accepted through out the world.
Posted: 15-04-2012 @ 17:27:41

Nokia's Symbian Operating system is easy to use. When you are using Symbian it is easy to understan , comfertable to handling. The main Feature of Symbian Os is it's Simplicity other than any other OS. Symbian OS is very useful to use for those person's who buy their first smartfone. In my opinion symbian is very good OS ,But lags in apps section , Since it has limited Apps support. If no. of apps are much more it will work well.
Posted: 14-04-2012 @ 18:25:28