Inquiring tech minds want to know which is better: Android or Symbian?
Android coming late to the game means that it is, from its core up, a more modern and glossy mobile OS, offering cutting-edge features not found in Symbian but Symbian’s age gives it a huge userbase, great stability and a name that inspires confidence.
Here is a helpful comparison of the Android and Symbian mobile operating systems :
so if you got an symbian phone suppose an. s60v3 and now you want an s60v5 then all you can do is trash your old phone and buy a new s60v5 by spending cash (like I did)
but if you have an android phone with suppose an 1.6 android version running and you want to upgrade to 2.1 android version then all you have to do is do a software upgrade through your phone or by using a computer and as soon as the upgrade is finished you have your 1.6 replaced by 2.1 giving you new added features and some new user interface, no need of wasting your money on buying new cell phones
2). FLASHING Your phone with new FIRMWARE
If you are a SYMBIAN user and hate the looks of your phones menu style then you have 2 options to change those looks
a – install a new theam for your phone or
b – flash your. phone with new firmware or rom by using a computer
now everybody knows this is a risky procedure and if anything goes wrong your phone will be dead
but if you r an ANDROID user and want to do the same then you have 3 options
a) – either install new theme
b) – either install new menu launcher
c) – flash your phone with new custom firmware
you will need to download a new firmware or rom from internet. and flash it using your phone only by just using the RECOVERY MENU of your phone and if anything goes wrong and your phone is dead then you can actually get back your phone in working condition from the recovery menu itself
it’s as simple as clicking the button. and everything in your phone will be like before nothing ever happened and all this can be dont from your phone itself no need of looking at the computer.
3) – CHANGING PHONE FEATURES
if u use a. SYMBIAN phone and want to change the way how your menu looks. the way how your gallery looks and how your videos. and music liabrary looks and how your notes and documents and messages, mms, and phone book looks the way your browser and file manager looks.
then you can download and install new applications available out there and use them for the purpose but that will take all your precious phone memory and also will not act. as your. default. application. if you don’t want this to happen then you. can find a custom firmware for your phone that satisfy all your needs and flash it but that’s risky as we saw before
but in an android. you can acctually do little tweaks and treaks. by removing your default file browser and downloading. and installing new file browser. that’s it no risky stuff no memorry eaten by an extra useless application tht you don’t need. and the new downloaded application act as your default. application
4) PROCESSOR and its SPEED
Now processor is very important to run high end applications, in a symbian phone you cannot see what speed your processor runs on, unlike BlackBerry and others
In an android there are some applications. that not only gives you look of your processor speed. but also can help you control it and help you save your battery by going to minimum speed or help you run high end applications on your. phone smoothly by going to maximum speed.
not only that you can overcloack. yor processor
like my phone processor is 512mhz. and its his max speed
but i overclocked it to 712mhz. now I have smoother phone
d)- money spent on phone
take a NOKIA 5800xm phone and now take a. NOKIA N8
check out the difference
u got bigger screen, bigger processor, good camera that’s it rest is same like same menu view, same file browser and messaging and call log browser
same application can be downloaded and just higher graphics in THE N8 and same. wifi and 3g and gps
but i think i can acctually do with NOKIA 5800 rather then buying expensive n8.
symbian phones does not allow users to do modifications with their phones
but why if you bought the phone its yours, its not nokias phone anymore
android people say its your phone now so go ahed and do anything you want.