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Nokia Closes Doors for Symbian, Meego Developers

Nokia has stopped accepting new applications and updates on its Symbian and Meego store. Back when the merger of Nokia and Microsoft was announced, Nokia told developers that starting January 1, 2014, they will no longer be able to open new apps or update existing ones. Here is the last tweet from Symbian team.

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Twitter Ignoring Windows Phone

Twitter has listed iPhone and Android versions on their devices page, but not Windows Phone. If you go into devices section, a Nokia user can even more confused as it shows two links – Nokia and Windows Phone. If you click on Nokia, Ovi store opens up, where it tells you to download the Symbian […]

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Nokia pulls plug of Pulse Beta

Nokia has axed Nokia Pulse Beta application and its services will end on August 30, 2013. Earlier this year, support and updates for the Symbian and Meego clients were ended, which was an indication that the Finnish giant will someday pull the plug of its Windows Phone version as well. Here is the quote from […]

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Sega Genesis CD emulator for Windows Phone

Symbian and S60 fans have enjoyed Sega Genesis emulators on their phones from past many years, but there have been none for Windows Phone platform which Nokia uses for its Lumia phones. Until now as an emulator called EmiGens has just surfaced on the Windows Phone store.

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Blogging about Nokia

I think that Nokia is pretty open company. Nokia too wants to keep some device launches secret, however, Nokia publishes roadmaps for their software platforms and services well in advance. A lot of information is available about Nokia’s open source operating systems Symbian and Maemo at their respective websites. At the recent Nokia Capital Markets […]

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Making sense of the 5th Edition

With their Symbian 5th Edition phones, Nokia is at it again where they are good at, namely producing phones that are almost the same yet slightly different in some aspects. In a short time Nokia has released (in chronological order) 5800 XpressMusic, 5530 XpressMusic, 5230 and 5235 Comes With Music Edition. With the comparison I’m […]

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Nokia’s GPU story

If you have ever wondered why Nokia’s Symbian user interface is slow where iPhone’s and Android’s user interface has smooth transition effects and transparency, one reason is that the last two are accelerated using GPUs, or Graphics Processing Units. The first iPhone had OpenGL ES 1.1 GPU while the latest iPhone 3GS and Android devices […]

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OpenWF and OpenVG coming to Symbian – OpenGL not necessarily?

The new Symbian user interface in Symbian^3 and finally Symbian^4 devices will be built on top of three blocks: NGA (or New Graphics Architecture that is new Symbian code), and OpenWF and OpenVG that are Khronos standards. OpenWF provides a standard way to access hardware that can accelerate the user interface plus an API to […]

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No maps for Japan

I know that Nokia does not sell many phones in Japan but it would be nice to be able to use Ovi Maps when I visit that country, as many Nokia devices work all around the world, even in Japan. But Nokia does not really have maps of Japan. The map file that you can […]