Talk:S60 (software platform)

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Requested move[edit]

An administrator should rename this article to "S60", leaving behind a redirect, as the product name has changed.

As stated above, this article should most probably be titled either "Symbian Series 60", "S60" or some variant thereof. Leaving out the "Nokia", since not only Nokia have Series 60-based mobiles. -ribrsiq

Nokia S60S60 platformRationale: S60 is the real name of that piece of software, Nokia S60 is not a valid name. … Please share your opinion at Talk:Nokia S60. —Silvestre Zabala 20:35, 26 June 2006 (UTC) Withdrawn, see discussion. --User:Silvestre Zabala 20:25, 28 June 2006 (UTC) - copied from the entry on the WP:RM page

Survey[edit]

Add *Support or *Oppose followed by an optional one-sentence explanation, then sign your opinion with ~~~~
  • Support: Yes, S60 should be the name. You've convinced me: Rename to S60 Platform. --Silvestre Zabala 20:02, 28 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Rename to Symbian S60 70.51.10.221 04:35, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose. An existing dab page was changed to a redirect. There are many items that use "S60" including a Volvo car and a Cannon camera. The disambig page should stay where it is. Don't really know what this article should be renamed to, but S60 (software) might be the best choice. Vegaswikian 20:07, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose. Nokia (the licensee) calls this the S60 Platform on the Nokia Forum, but it is also sometimes referred to as the Series 60 Platform. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Xaje (talkcontribs) 15:14, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Add any additional comments
  • I have also proposed a merge to Nokia S60 and Symbian OS which appears to be the more complete of the articles about this. If this article remains, then it should be renamed as above or to S60 (platform) or S60 platform which seems to be the more common term used to describe this product. Vegaswikian 20:36, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose. Detailed infomation of S60 and Symbian OS version numbers has been removed from Nokia S60 many times, so a new page was created to avoid yet another deletion of this hard-to-find valuable information (anyone attempting to download software for their S60 has to be aware of which version of Symbian OS their device uses due to compatability issues). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Xaje (talkcontribs) 15:14, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

why 176 x 208?[edit]

Why display resolution is 176 x 208 it don't have 3:4 ratio (div by 16 it 11:13?!!!)

why not somthing like

  • QQVGA 120 x 160 OR
  • QQSVGA 150 x 200 OR
  • QQXGA 192 x 256 OR
  • 180 x 240 (this one nice)
  • or even QVGA like PPC 240 x 320


Reply to above: Many higher-resolution phones are now out (April 2006), and no doubt the resolutions will continue to improve.

Project names[edit]

The project names are not publicly available information. They are therefore not verifiable. Please do not re-add them without citing a published source which is not information mirrored from Wikipedia. - Amgine 17:34, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Image:N90_4.jpg[edit]

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Question: Are all images from S60 devices copyright (including images of standard S60 icons), or can a screen dump of someone's personal device be used?

siemens[edit]

The article mentions a phone by Siemens :

Some devices, however, have non-standard resolutions, like the Siemens SX1, with 176x220.

yet, the list of manufacturers excludes them :

It is developed primarily by Nokia and licensed by them to other manufacturers including Lenovo, LG Electronics, Panasonic and Samsung.

I realise it says 'including', so it isn't wrong. I wonder if it's possible to have an extensive list? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Davidmaxwaterman (talkcontribs) 09:17, 30 April 2007 (UTC).

Help expand: Python, Mobile Web Server (Apache), P.I.P.S. for S60[edit]

Please help expand the following Symbian OS S60 related articles:

Thanks!—IncidentFlux [ TalkBack | Contributions ] 21:40, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Merger with S60 supported devices discussion[edit]

S60 5th edition devices[edit]

I removed the Sony Ericsson Idou from the list of supported devices as it will not be running on the S60 platform but rather the upcoming open-source "Symbian Foundation operating system"[1].

I did, however, add the Samsung i8910 Omnia HD, which will be running S60 5th edition. Joshuaali (talk) 08:54, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

What is the current status of opensourcing the OS? Has "open-sourcing" completed?[edit]

What is the current status of opensourcing the OS? The article says that circa June 2008, Nokia "is currently in the process of open-sourcing both the S60 user-interface which Nokia developed and licensed and the newly acquired underlying Symbian OS)." Please write this in a way that will remain true, even if the article isn't updating quickly. Qualifying with a date would help... Jodi.a.schneider (talk) 12:58, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

My guess about the current status of Symbian licencing, backed by this http://symbian.nokia.com/blog/2011/04/04/not-open-source-just-open-for-business/, is that it never went open source as in a public project, and instead became a proprietary project developed in a way open source projects are developed by contributing companies solely. --vatzec 14:20, 28 April 2011 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vatzec (talkcontribs)

Proposed categorization[edit]

Andries (talk) 14:04, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

What is the NEW status of opensourcing Symbian?[edit]

The article still states that Symbian is being open-sourced but as I understand it, that all died with Nokia's change of direction. Someone who knows all the political details should update the article.

Atlant (talk) 12:02, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Symbian article[edit]

Pardon my ignorance, but when I did a research for Symbian Anna, I went directly to Symbian article. But I didn't found the informations, nor did it become clear to reach this article (S60) for it. Why aren't does merged? I know there's the difference between OS and platform, but, it should be clearer for the reader though. Khullah (talk) 02:17, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

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Windows Phone Open Source?[edit]

"open-source, non-Nokia, Windows Phone." - I don't think that is correct since iinm Windows Phone is not open-source.

Davidmaxwaterman (talk) 10:09, 14 August 2012 (UTC)