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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: E3, The Death Of Symbian, And WWDC

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It was a big week in gadgets, and thus, a big TC Gadgets podcast it shall be. This week, we discuss developments at E3, including Xbox One and PS4 pricing, the death of Nokia’s Symbian OS, and of course, WWDC.

Will you buy a PS4 or an Xbox One? Does despair fill you from nose to navel when you remember the good old days of Symbian? Is the new iOS 7 design repelling, attractive, or some bizarre combination of the two? John Biggs, Matt Burns, Jordan Crook, Darrell Etherington, and Natasha Lomas touch on all of this and more.

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Jordan Crook

June 14th

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: E3, The Death Of Symbian, And WWDC

gadgets0614

It was a big week in gadgets, and thus, a big TC Gadgets podcast it shall be. This week, we discuss developments at E3, including Xbox One and PS4 pricing, the death of Nokia’s Symbian OS, and of course, WWDC.

Will you buy a PS4 or an Xbox One? Does despair fill you from nose to navel when you remember the good old days of Symbian? Is the new iOS 7 design repelling, attractive, or some bizarre combination of the two? John Biggs, Matt Burns, Jordan Crook, Darrell Etherington, and Natasha Lomas touch on all of this and more.

Enjoy!

We invite you to enjoy our weekly podcasts every Friday at 3pm Eastern and noon Pacific.

Click here to download an MP3 of this show.
You can subscribe to the show via RSS.
Subscribe in iTunes

Intro Music by Rick Barr.


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Jordan Crook

June 14th

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Symbian Will Officially Die This Summer

Symbian Will Officially Die This Summer

The Financial Times is reporting that Nokia will finally kill off Symbian once and for all this summer. So long, underpowered Nokia smartphones.

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Jamie Condliffe

June 12th

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Symbian Will Officially Die This Summer

Symbian Will Officially Die This Summer

The Financial Times is reporting that Nokia will finally kill off Symbian once and for all this summer. So long, underpowered Nokia smartphones.

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Jamie Condliffe

June 12th

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Nielsen needs to work on its graphics

Nielsen released smartphone purchasing data yesterday noting that Apple brought in more than a third of the total smartphone market in the most recently surveyed month. Android was over 50 percent.  That is almost 85 percent of the market together, which is a striking number (and over 90 percent in the last three months). But, you would not know it when looking at Nielsen’s graph:

RIM at 9 percent seems to have almost the same share as Apple. Windows Mobile, Windows 7, Symbian, and Palm only come up with 5.8-percent of the market, but together they have a much larger piece of the pie than Apple. Well, we did a little Photoshopping and put their portions into proportion (Again, the disparity is growing with iOS and Android now over 90 percent):

^That is an entirely different story.

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Nielsen likely enlarged the remaining four operating systems’ fill spaces to fit captions. However, Nielsen, which often touts “no other company can match [our] depth and breadth when it comes to analyzing the mobile market,” should probably maintain accuracy and precision when crafting graphics for its in-depth reports. Doctoring the lines, err bars in this case, for visual appeal is a sure-fire way to confuse folks who just want to take a quick glimpse at the results and not comb through all the stats.

In this case, the graphic tells the story: iOS and Android are running away with the smartphone market.

Mapping a chart that displays all the details accurately is easy enough with a key. Heck, I am sure there is a ton of different methods for graphs that would better compliment Nielsen’s mobile analysis. It just strikes us as strange that a company with such resources for cropping data on mobile analytics would somehow also lack the ability to publish fair illustrations

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Elyse Betters

July 13th

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Nielsen needs to work on its graphics

Nielsen released smartphone purchasing data yesterday that depicted Apple grabbing more than a third of the total smartphone market in the most recently surveyed month. Android was over 50 percent. That is almost 85 percent of the market together, which is a striking number (and over 90 percent in the last three months). But, you would not know it when looking at Nielsen’s graph:

RIM at 9 percent seems to have almost the same share as Apple. Windows Mobile, Windows 7, Symbian, and Palm only come up with 5.8-percent of the market, but together they have a much larger piece of the pie than Apple. Well, we did a little Photoshopping and put their portions into proportion (Again, the disparity is growing with iOS and Android now over 90 percent):

^That is an entirely different story.

Related articles

Nielsen likely enlarged the remaining four operating systems’ fill spaces to fit captions. However, Nielsen, which often touts “no other company can match [our] depth and breadth when it comes to analyzing the mobile market,” should probably maintain accuracy and precision when crafting graphics for its in-depth reports. Doctoring the lines, err bars in this case, for visual appeal is a sure-fire way to confuse folks who just want to take a quick glimpse at the results and not comb through all the stats.

In this case, the graphic tells the story: iOS and Android are running away with the smartphone market.

Mapping a chart that displays all the details accurately is easy enough with a key. Heck, I am sure there is a ton of different methods for graphs that would better compliment Nielsen’s mobile analysis. It just strikes us as strange that a company with such resources for cropping data on mobile analytics could somehow lack the ability to publish fair illustrations.

Don’t you agree?

This article is cross-posted on 9to5Google.



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Elyse Betters

July 13th

Apple

Mac

Nokia: PureView Camera Technology Hitting Lumia ‘Very Soon’ [Nokia]

In an interview with Neowin, Nokia's vice president of worldwide developer relations, Richard Kerris, has explained that the company's PureView camera technology currently featured only in the 808 is coming to the Lumia range "very soon". More »


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Jamie Condliffe

July 9th

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Nokia’s 41-megapixel camera phone launches this month

Nokia 41 Megapixel Camera Phone

Nokia on Wednesday announced that its 41-megapixel camera-equipped 808 PureView smartphone will begin rolling out later this month in Russia, India and additional unnamed markets. Nokia unveiled the impressive camera phone in February during the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, and BGR took a hands-on look at the device during the show. While a 41-megapixel sensor coupled with Carl Zeiss optics place the handset in a league of its own, the 808 PureView is powered by the Symbian operating system, which Nokia is currently in the process of dumping in favor of Microsoft’s Windows Phone. ”PureView has completely raised the bar on imaging performance for the whole smartphone industry – and Nokia is not stopping here,” Nokia smartphone boss Jo Harlow said. “We’re going to carry on developing PureView for our future smartphones in ways that will again revolutionize the imaging experience.” Nokia’s full press release follows below.

Nokia to begin rolling out award-winning Nokia 808 PureView in May

Espoo, Finland - Nokia today confirmed that the Nokia 808 PureView will start rolling out in select markets in May. The Nokia 808 PureView is the first smartphone to feature Nokia’s award-winning PureView technology. PureView represents Nokia’s highest level smartphone imaging experiences, bringing together high-performance sensors, exclusive Carl Zeiss optics, and Nokia developed imaging algorithms. The first markets to begin selling the Nokia 808 PureView include Russia and India.

Since its launch in February, the Nokia 808 PureView has receivedmultiple awards, including Best Mobile Device at Mobile World Congress 2012, as well as an award for Best Imaging Innovation for 2012 from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA).

“PureView has completely raised the bar on imaging performance for the whole smartphone industry – and Nokia is not stopping here,” said Jo Harlow, Head of Smart Devices at Nokia. “We’re going to carry on developing PureView for our future smartphones in ways that will again revolutionize the imaging experience.”

The Nokia 808 PureView features a large, high-resolution 41 megapixel sensor with high-performance Carl Zeiss optics and new pixel oversampling technology. At standard resolutions (2/3, 5 and 8 megapixels) this means the ability to zoom without loss of clarity and capture seven pixels of information, condensing into one pixel for the sharpest images imaginable. At high-resolution (38 megapixels maximum) it means the ability to capture an image, then zoom, reframe, crop and resize afterwards to expose previously unseen levels of details. With superior low-light performance and the ability to save in compact file sizes for sharing in email, MMS, and on social networks, the Nokia 808 PureView makes it possible for anyone to capture professional looking images in any conditions.

In addition to superior still imaging technology, the Nokia 808 PureView also includes full HD 1080p video recording and playback with 4X lossless zoom and the world’s first use of Nokia Rich Recording.  Rich Recording enables audio recording at CD-like levels of quality, previously only possible with external microphones. The Nokia 808 PureView also features exclusive Dolby Headphone technology, transforming stereo content into a personal surround sound experience over any headphones and Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 channel surround sound playback.

Check out our Nokia 808 PureView photo gallery.

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Zach Epstein

May 3rd

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Android topped Apple, all others in Chinese market share last year

Google’s Android platform was the most popular mobile operating system in the world’s largest market for mobile phones last year. The platform’s market share grew nearly 35%, capturing 68.4% of the mobile market in China, Reuters reported on Tuesday citing research from Analysys International. Chinese Android manufacturers ZTE and Huawei helped propel the platform to new heights by offering low-cost devices via local wireless carriers. Google’s success came at the expense of Nokia, whose Symbian operating system share was cut in half to 18.7%. Apple’s iOS market share rose from 4.1% in the first quarter of 2011 to 5.7% in the fourth quarter, but the Cupertino-based company is expected to fare far better in 2012 due to high demand and new partnerships.

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Dan Graziano

April 11th

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‘Extremely poor’ Symbian sales, mixed Lumia sales to leave Nokia with another rough quarter

Nokia is in store for yet another rough quarter according to Canaccord Genuity analyst Mike Walkley. The struggling Finnish phone vendor posted a massive €954 million operating loss last quarter, and Walkley thinks the company’s first quarter of 2012 could disappoint again. “We are lowering our estimates ahead of Nokia’s Q1/12 earnings report as our checks indicate weak Symbian sales, seasonally soft feature phone sales, and a slow ramp in Windows smartphones,” the analyst wrote, reiterating a Hold rating on shares of Nokia stock and lowering his price target to $5. Read on for more.

“Our global checks indicated mixed Lumia sales with price declines helping sales trends in Europe,” Walkley said. “However, our checks indicated extremely poor Symbian sales trends and seasonally soft feature phone sales, resulting in our lowered Q1/12 Devices and Services sales estimate from 4.9B to 4.7B.”

The analyst sees a potential upside for Nokia moving forward, though he does indicate that 2012 may be a make-or-break year for Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. “While we believe global wireless carriers intend to diversify product portfolios and support Windows smartphones, we view 2012 as a critical year for the Windows ecosystem to gain market share,” Walkley wrote. “Given the investment necessary to grow the ecosystem, we view 2012 as a transitional year and anticipate a modest pro forma loss for Nokia.”

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Zach Epstein

April 10th

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