Nokia Collection now offers final version of the Nokia Xpress Browser
0. phoneArena 25 Dec 2012, 17:17 posted on
The final version of the Nokia Xpress Browser is now available from the Nokia Collection and can compress as much as two-thirds of a web page to save you money on data bill and also extends the life of your battery; a number of features are included with the browser including one-click translation of websites and the software is available for Windows Phone 7.x and Windows Phone 8.x models...
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1. gazmatic (Posts: 628; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Great. Now I can use this instead of UC Browser and internet explorer. I guess this makes up for Opera mobile not being on wp8. Now they should work on a way to sideload xap apps and add more bang to nokia music. The lumia series just keeps getting better and better.
2. Bernoulli (Posts: 1737; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Oh nokia had you only kept MeeGo, developed symbian and/or adopted android, hopefully once Elop gets kicked out of office nokia will adopt Android, develop symbian more, and maybe buy Jolla, only then will nokia have full power once again
5. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Don't you see Nokia is doing well enough now? Elop has resurrected company he deserves credit.
BTW I don't understand why people still cry about symbian and MeeGo. I still use Symbian but will jump to WP as soon as 920 is launched in my country. Just get over it already man. That kind of thing is never gonna happen.
6. Bernoulli (Posts: 1737; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
How on earth can you say Elop resurrected the company when he's the reason that it's sinking o.O what do you smoke man? And by no means is the lumia 920 better than the last symbian, the 808 pureview
9. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Are you a butthurt MeeGo/Symbian user, who bought N9 the day before Nokia abandoned it? I suspect that.
Anyway, Elop didn't sink the company, he just made all jump from the Burning platform. The decision had great risks but it's starting to pay off now. Let's see how Nokia does in 2013 and then decide.
13. Bernoulli (Posts: 1737; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
The thing is that it wasn't a burning platform before, and you know perfectly well that if nokia had adopted Android they'd still be ruling the world, since only 2% of the world wants windows versus a staggering 60+% and in some parts that jumps to 80% such as Spain
15. rancor1223 (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
At the time when Nokia abandoned Symbian, Android already had 60% fo the spartphones market. Nokia/Symbian had what? 10%? And declining. If they kept Symbian, they would die slowly, because it is really old platform and you just cant update it forever and expect it to excel. And if they moved to MeeGo, they would die even faster, because of lack of apps. They simply didnt have enough users to do so. And with Android, they would be forgotten and ran over by Samsung... WP was the only logical step, with MS support behind it. And it worked!
18. Bernoulli (Posts: 1737; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Nooo Haha seriously? Samsung would've never been able to catch up to nokia had they chosen Android, but no they played it wrong, and last year android didn't own 60% ms, I know for a fact that I'd be owning a nokia with Android, I was hoping they would make the switch but no, so Oh well, btw belle looks a lot like Android gingerbread
22. Bernoulli (Posts: 1737; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Thank you! Seriously these other guys actually think that windows has gained more ms than symbian lol
24. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
That present symbian share you see, the 90% of it comes from India and Africa, where Symbian and Nokia dominated much much more than other parts of world. And as an Indian I know that the people here switch to new phone less often. You can very likely see someone using Symbian phone that's 5-6 years old. It's very likely.
As rancor said Nokia would have died slowly with Symbian/MeeGo. And wait, didn't you say before that Nokia should have kept Symbian/MeeGo? Now you are craving for Nokia running Android. Decide your direction first.
Well well as I said before you are unable to see the transient things and judge everything considering it a steady rock. Time will tell and if Nokia sinks, I'll accept my defeat (That's not going to happen anyway)
26. Bernoulli (Posts: 1737; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
My thing is that it was a bad decision to go with windows phones, had they kept MeeGo and developed symbian further would've been great but kind of irrelevant to my point, and we all know that nokia would be better off if they had chosen Android over windows
32. rancor1223 (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Symbian and MeeGo were ways to quick death. Symbian was simply old and MeeGo wouldnt have enough apps (that is dealbreaker for most of people)
Android and WP were ways to survive. I belive both of them were equally dangerous.
3. CardiWPfan (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Hate to break it to you Bernoulli, Nokia is doing wonders with Windows Phone 8!! Expect to see Nokia skyrocket in 2013. I love that Nokia is developing an App ecosystem for Windows Phone 8 YAY!!
7. Bernoulli (Posts: 1737; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
So they're doing wonders, Explain the global market share of nokia before windows and after windows
10. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Your own comment explains the real scenario. Before windows it was declining. After windows (WP8, the real windows) it's increasing. See?
12. Bernoulli (Posts: 1737; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
No it wasn't you retard, back in 2011 it was still holding a large market share, and I said windows overall, not just windows 8, and even windows 8 doesn't compare to how nokia used to be
14. rancor1223 (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Yeah, large market share with dumb phones. Not with smart phones. And they were losing share in both markets.
19. Bernoulli (Posts: 1737; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Not exactly, even nokia smartphones were preferred over Android, but what gives? Nokia has the Microsoft boa constrictor around it's neck and Elop is a moron, not even Ballmer likes the nokia windows phones, since he was seen holding an htc 8X
20. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
So you don't wanna peek into future and only bash on Nokia's present state? Nokia engineers knew better than you, the challenges that they might have encountered in future if they hadn't switched to Windows phone.
Besides, developing hardware and software is really difficult for a single company. Don't you see current Apple's state? Most analysts are bearish on them, while bullish on Nokia.
Time never stops and yeah, thanks a lot for calling me a retard for nothing.
23. Bernoulli (Posts: 1737; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
It wasn't for nothing mate, and there's no future like that, especially when they flat out state that they won't support not so old devices, such as the 808 pureview, no further support for the n9 and the lumia series from last year can't be upgraded to windows 8, bad move on their part, there's not much future like that, I'm no Apple fan but Apple is surely making a lot more profit than nokia so analyst can go sit on a dildo for all I care.
25. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
I'd say they supported 808 well enough. Threw some useful updates. Same for N9, they threw in some updates. Now it's understandable if they want to invest in future. Anyway everybody who buys 808 knows well that they are doing so 95% for its camera capabilities. So no worries there.
If you have read the articles, Win8 needs different hardware. Makes sense? My friend just upgraded his L800 to WP7.8 and it's awesome, he's happy. In fact, my every WP user friend is really happy about it.
Dude, you see market as a single steady point. Change that view. Things are transient. See the curves, the graphs. Will help understanding the moves better. Apple still makes profit but is Declining. Decline isn't good you might know that well, just remember how Nokia declined from top to bottom in such a short time. Transition man...
27. Bernoulli (Posts: 1737; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
You do realize the 808 pureview is a 2012 phone that will no longer be supported, right? You need to realize that as long as either some magical development happens to windows os people are not going to want to get a windows phone, in my case it was the lack of apps and customization that kept me from a lumia 920 so I got myself a note II, I really wanted to love the lumia 920 but I couldn't see myself with it every day
28. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Well I am getting myself L920 pretty soon, next week when the phone launches in my country. I'm not an app-holic.
The display is superb, camera is awesome, vid recording is good, browser is speedy and phone is attention grabber. I guess it covers all my needs and more than that. It's a personal choice, I won't complain about you getting N2, it's a powerhouse after all. Just that design is unappealing to me and same for Android.
29. rancor1223 (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Yeah, we get it, you really like Android for its great custimization options and opneness. That is reasonable. Even though I think that this openness will kill it. This Android madness is crazy. This market needed new competitor. And it is great it is Nokia because it gave WP right direction. With Android, Nokia would be forgotten. Maybe it would survive, but it would just become another boring factory for tons of another boring Android phones...
But there are people who really like WP. I own L710 and I am happy. Much happier than I was with mid-range Android (some of us just dont want to pay over 500$ for a phone). I am not complaining about support. I am getting a lot of support from Nokia. Tons of free and great apps! Tons! For free! And I will still be getting them even after 7.8. And I dont care about not getting WP8 anymore. Why? Support of HD screens and multi-core CPUs? That would be very useful, right? If I would have to choose one other phone over L710 it would be L620. Yeah, WP again. There is a market for WP. Nokia will rise againg form ashes.
30. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Absolutely. And WP is lightweight, see the results here.. L620 pwns even Quad-core GSIII.
Anybody who is familiar with Nokia knows that company won't ditch them. There are probably updates coming even after 7.8 for current WP7.x devices.
Actually I wanted to buy L620 but it'll be at least Jan end for its launch and I'm already all excited about L920's capabilities.
31. Bernoulli (Posts: 1737; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Not exactly, they could've done what other companies like Samsung and htc do which is a focus on both os's instead of just focusing on one
33. rancor1223 (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Nokia is not as big as it used to be. And it lacks funding to focus on two platoforms. Separating development team in two would only slow down progress on both platforms and cost more money. They couldnt afford to do that.
4. -box- (Posts: 3913; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Great! IE is good, but having a lower-consumption browser is good for data misers
8. akmaintu (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
Am using this browser its better than IE, magazine feature is just awesome.
11. Mozarrt (Posts: 297; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
Seems to be very slow (not loading speeds but the app itself). I prefer IE.
16. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
Who care what browser I use and what not! I'll use this, IE and whatever browser there is... I'll user all of them! I like choice!