Thursday, 29 December 2011
In Love with Nokia...(Again)
After a brief disappearance, I am back with Nokia again! This time, I am using the good old Nokia N8 which I have managed to update its firmware to Anna. I know that I could try updating the N8 to Belle but I think I will wait for February 2012 before doing so. After all, it is only two months away so it is not a problem for me.
The more pressing issue is with Nokia's ability to maintain its lead as the leader of smartphones in the world. Unfortunately, Samsung is fighting back hard and fast so I hope that Nokia will be able to ship its mobile phone not only in quantity but also in good quality. We need more up to date hardware coming from the Finnish company. After all, they used to be the market leader so it will be a shame if they lose the market share to other companies.
I think Nokia should reinvest their mobile devices. Take a good example at Samsung. They have managed to capitalise on their own dual core CPU design and produced many worthy mobile phones e.g. Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy Y and The Galaxy X. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy S2 is the most sort out mobile phone (non Iphone category).
The question is whether Nokia can rise up to the challenge. Their foray into the Meego infrastructure is a good start but they seemed to have halt the development of such firmware on future mobile devices. Nokia seems to have just places the Nokia N9 and the Nokia n950 on Meego 1.2. The rest of the high end phone will still be getting the Windows Phone OS.
Personally, I don't quite understand Windows Phone 7.5 and I will not be able to understand why would Microsoft not providing the necessary support for an external memory stick. That is why you can never find an external memory card slot for any Windows Phone devices.
I like Nokia Drive on the Lumia 800. Perhaps it is the only selling factor for Nokia at the moment so what to do?