All About Symbian Podcast

by Rafe Blandford · · · · 152 subscribers

News and views on Symbian phones (smartphones - S60 and UIQ) from the AAS Team.

In All About Symbian Insight 170, we open by discussing, in detail, Stephen Elop's recent keynote at Qualcomm's Uplinq developer conference. This includes details of the ecosystem definition, the choices made by Elop and his team, and much more. In the second half of the podcast, the team talk about …
In All About Symbian Insight 169, we open with news that the Symbian^3 powered Nokia E6 and Nokia X7 have started shipping. We then discuss Nokia's quashing of rumours about its acquisition by Microsoft and Nokia's substantial downgrade of its Q2 2011 outlook. In the second half of the podcast …
In All About Symbian Insight 168, we open with news of the latest Ovi Store update, which facilitates the provisioning of application updates. We then discuss Stephen Elop's (Nokia CEO) recent statement that software updates for Symbian devices would continue until at least 2016. There's room for a few developer …
In All About Symbian Insight 167, we open with a brief mention of Gartner's smartphone shipment numbers; this leads to a discussion about the rate at which smartphones are replacing feature phones. Rafe shares news of the developer preview of Qt Quick 3D and NTT DOCOMO's latest Symbian phones. Ewan's …
In All About Symbian Insight 166, we open with the news that Ovi services will be rebranded as Nokia services (Ovi Maps to Nokia Maps). The team then discuss the impact of the recent announcement of Microsoft's planned acquisition of Skype. In the middle of the podcast we run through a …
In All About Symbian Insight 164, we open with a discussion of IDC's Q1 2011 smartphone device shipment figures. Steve then offers some handy camera phone tips, when he details the six most common camera phone mistakes, while Rafe explains when we can expect to see multi-core processors on Nokia …
In All About Symbian Insight 164, we open with a discussion of the Nokia job cuts that were announced last week. In tandem with this, we talk about the transfer of Symbian software activities (and related jobs) from Nokia to Accenture and the potential impact. In the second half of the podcast, …
In All About Symbian Insight 163, we open with a discussion of Nokia's Q1 2011 results, with a focus of smartphone sales and the outlook ahead. In the middle portion of the podcast we discuss a number of recent updates to Nokia's map offerings: first up is the new web …
In All About Symbian Insight 162, we open with a discussion of the Symbian Anna software update. We cover the timing of the update, the new browser, the improvements to text entry, the enterprise orientated updates, and much more. The second half of the podcast concentrates on the two new …
In All About Symbian Insight 161, we open with a discussion about Nokia's release of the Symbian source and its openness. We move on to a photo theme with Steve talking about the N8 Creative Photo Awards and recapping his review of Photo 3D and the Jelly Lens. The review …
In All About Symbian Insight 160, we start with a look forward to Ewan's long term review of the C6-01, before discussing the news that Nokia has re-published the Symbian source code and the graduation of Ovi Maps 3.6. In the second half of the podcast, David talks us through …
In All About Symbian Insight 159, we start with a discussion of Ewan's real world Nokia E7 testing, before moving on to news of the PR 1.2 update for the Nokia N8, C7 and C6-01. A brief mention of the Nokia Email 3.9 update for the E5, E72 and E52 …
In All About Symbian Insight 158, we have a special edition of the podcast, based around three interviews that Ewan recorded while he was attending SXSW in Austin. First is Nokia's Ojanpera, who talks about Nokia's three pillar strategy, the importance of developers and some of the impacts of Nokia's …
In All About Symbian Insight 157, we start with the news of the recent update to the Ovi Store client for all Symbian devices. David then talks about the Pano Wallpaper app and Steve explains how he's added extra grip to the Nokia E7. Steve shares news of a UK …
In All About Symbian Insight 156, we start with the news that Digia is to acquire the commercial and professional services portion of Qt; Rafe explains the details and puts the story in the proper context. We then have a trio of games reviews - Steve sparkles, David blows things …
In All About Symbian Insight 155, we start with some final Symbian related news pieces from MWC, before Rafe and Steve describe how there are more Symbian devices in Nokia's pipeline. Ewan follows with news of the social location sharing updates in the latest Ovi Maps beta and the details …
A week or so on from Nokia's huge strategy shift and their Friday and Sunday press conferences, we reflect in a longer-than-usual Insight podcast on what this all means for us and for the industry. Rafe gives some feedback on Mobile World Congress and we also touch on the news …
In this podcast, we talk in depth about February 11th's momentous strategy change for Nokia in terms of its smartphone ambitions. What does the new alliance with Microsoft and Windows Phone mean for Symbian? What will happen to allaboutsymbian.com? Will we see WP7 backported to the Nokia E7? (short answer: …
In All About Symbian Insight 152, we start with news of the Nokia Bike Charger. Steve gives us his opinion on Nokia Internet Radio (newly available for Symbian^3 devices) and the HDR Camera application, while Rafe and David we look ahead to next week's MWC and related announcements. The team …
In All About Symbian Insight 151, we start with news of Nokia Reader, an experimental prototype RSS reader released though Nokia beta Labs. Steve and Rafe then talk through the version 1.3 update for Nokia Social on Symbian^3 phones, David shares his experience with MoodAgent, an application that automatically generates …