Home » Uncategorized » Nokia’s Symbian ^3 smartphone OS is not all that
s3-200

Nokia’s Symbian ^3 smartphone OS is not all that

Symbian ^3 OS for smartphones is lacking in many departments

You have a lot of smartphone choices these days, whether it be an iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, even a MeeGo. While I have been a fan of Nokia hardware for some time, the Symbian software hasn’t exactly been stellar. Symbian^3 was supposed to change that, well, Mobile-Review has been kind enough to offer an extensive review of the newer operating system platform. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the don’t sound all too happy about the new OS.

Symbian^3 is a step in the right direction, compared to the S40 and S60 variants, but it still trails well behind competing platforms. In fact, they say that Symbian ^3 is still “several generations” behind the current competition, meaning it’s already handicapped before it leaves the gate.  Sure, it’s more aesthetically pleasing, and yes, the menus look easier to understand than Symbian builds of old. However, this new “flagship” smartphone platform is “inferior to the already existing solutions” and it can only make these other offerings look great by comparison.

At some point, I think Nokia just needs to cut its losses and jump on the Android bandwagon. This whole Symbian thing isn’t working out, at least in the North American market.  If you were considering an S3 phone over another, perhaps take a look at the extensive review first.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.

  • http://Enteryourwebsite... Janis

    Hmm… Not a single reason given for your choice, so, apart from expressing your feelings, quite an empty article.

  • http://www.technologiez.net technologiez

    a fantastic post Michael.thanks for sharing it keep good working

  • John Doe

    Who are you and from under which rock have you crawled out? The image you show is not of Symbian^3 and you clearly have no idea what you are talking about. Symbian^3 has a competitive UI, although not a newly created one. Wait until you see it, or, better yet, wait until you know what you’re talking about.

    • krytonite

      i guess u don’t know what u r talking about. have u seen android ICS.