Nokia Tips Install and Manage Applications

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Sure, your Nokia looks sharp, but nobody buys a hammer to admire its curves. Your smartphone is an incredibly useful tool that can help you stay connected, get more work done, and even kick back and relax at the end of the day. That is, as long as you master the simple art of installing and managing all those communication, productivity, and entertainment applications that make your phone so handy. Read on for Nokia application install and management tips.

Install Applications

Installing applications on your Nokia is a fairly straightforward endeavor, but sometimes the trick is just getting the application’s install files onto your smartphone. On the Nokia S60 3rd Edition smartphone, you have two options for launching a new application install: You can use the Nokia PC Suite or visit the application’s download site to obtain the files. Some applications will only install using one of the methods that we describe next. Also, if your attempts to use one method fail, try an alternate one.

Install it with Nokia PC Suite. Nokia PC Suite lets you connect your smartphone to your PC to perform a variety of functions that include creating backups; synchronizing contacts, notes, to-do lists, and calendar appointments from your PC; converting and adding audio and video files to your smartphone; and even using the phone as a modem for the PC. Your Nokia comes with Nokia PC Suite on CD-ROM, and you should have installed the program on your PC when you set up your phone. If you don’t have the software installed on your PC, visit the Nokia PC Suite site (www.nokiausa.com/A4410027) and click the Download tab. After installing the software, it’s always a good idea to make sure you’re running the latest version. Launch Nokia PC Suite, click Web from the toolbar, and then click Check For Updates And Add-ons.

After updating Nokia PC Suite, launch your PC’s Web browser, navigate to the application you want to install, and download it to the PC. These files download as SIS or SISX files (Symbian installer files) and JAD or JAR files (Java application installer files). Next, connect your Nokia to your PC using the data cable, and then select PC Suite when prompted to select a mode. Launch Nokia PC Suite, click the Install Applications icon, select the application from the list on the left side of the Nokia Application Installer, and click the Install icon (an arrow). Follow the on-screen prompts and continue the installation on your phone.

Get it OTA. The OTA (over-the-air) installation method, which employs your Nokia browser and a cellular or Wi-Fi network connection, is most useful for times when you’re away from your PC. If you plan to download an application over your cellular network, make sure you have an unlimited data plan to avoid incurring exorbitant per-kilobyte download fees. Using our Nokia E61i, we simply launched the mobile browser by pressing the Menu key, selecting the Web icon, and pressing the Navi scroll key. At this point the installation commonly begins automatically. If it doesn’t, you may need to navigate to and highlight the SIS or SISX file and press the scroll key to initiate the install. Follow the on-screen prompts to finish the installation.

When installing a new application, your smartphone will commonly prompt you to select the application’s new location, either in the phone’s internal memory or on an installed memory card. If given the option, highlight your desired location and press the scroll key to confirm your choice. Remember, though, your phone’s memory is finite, so install only the most important applications there. Also, applications stored on a memory card will not be available if you remove the card from your smartphone. If you don’t have a memory card installed when you download a new program, the app will install to the phone’s memory without prompting you. There are some applications that you must install in your phone’s main memory, so these too will not prompt you for a location.

Uninstall Applications

To delete unwanted software from your phone, press the Menu key, select Installations, and select Application Manager. Next, highlight the application you want to oust, select Options, and then select Remove. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the operation. Keep in mind that if you uninstall a program upon which another application depends, the remaining application will not function.

What’s Running?

When multitasking with your smartphone, you can easily send the current application to the background by pressing the Menu key. Although this is certainly a handy feature, we can sometimes forget which programs are running, and our phone’s battery life suffers as a result. To quickly pull up a list of running applications, simply press and hold the Menu key. You can quickly switch apps by scrolling to and selecting the application you want to use, or just press the Cancel softkey to return to the current application in use.

To view the amount of internal memory and memory card details, press the Menu key, press the Options softkey, scroll to and select Memory Details, and then select Phone Memory or Memory Card. After a quick scan, your phone will display the current memory in use; available free memory; and the storage dedicated to Calendar, Contacts, Messages, Images, Sound Files, Video Clips, Documents, and Applications.

To format a memory card (which permanently erases all data stored on it), press the Menu key, select Tools, press the Options softkey, and then select Format Memory Card. You can also use this menu to password-protect the memory card, rename the memory card, and back up the phone memory. Backing up your phone memory is helpful when performing maintenance that could result in the loss of data stored in phone memory, such as updating the phone's software. To restore a backup of your phone memory, press the Menu key, select Tools, Memory, Options, and then select Restore From Card.

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Nokia Corp. is buying the consortium that makes the software for its phones and making it available for free to other manufacturers, in hopes of blunting the influence of competing software providers.

Nokia said Tuesday that it is offering to buy the 52 percent of Britain's Symbian Ltd. that it doesn't already own for about $410 million. Symbian's software is the most widely used on high-end phones.

Nokia will then establish a foundation with handset makers Sony Ericsson and Motorola Inc. and Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo to make the software available royalty-free. They will combine their three different versions of the Symbian software for advanced, data-enabled phones into one open platform.

AT&T Inc., LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics Co., STMicroelectronics N.V., Texas Instruments Inc. and Vodafone Group PLC will also join the foundation, Nokia said.

Nokia said that all previous owners of Symbian, except Samsung, have committed themselves to accept the offer and that it expects Samsung to join them shortly.

While more than 90 percent of PCs run Windows, the market for cell-phone software is much more fragmented, with a dozen competing platforms. That means software developers have a much harder time creating applications, and raises costs for handset manufacturers and carriers that have to deal with many different systems.

In the race to set create a dominant standard for phones, the price of the software has become one differentiator. Symbian and Microsoft Corp. have been charging royalties for their software, but a leading challenger, the LiMo Foundation, will make software available for free. Google Inc. plans to give away its handset software, Android.

The foundation model addresses another concern from carriers and handset manufacturers, which don't want a single company to control the software like Microsoft does on desktops.

In giving away the software, Nokia is counting on the benefits of increased adoption to offset its upfront costs. Technology companies often donate the fruits of their research to nonprofit organizations with this in mind. Last year, Nokia gave away a low-power wireless technology called Wibree to the Bluetooth consortium.

Redeye analyst Greger Johansson in Stockholm, Sweden, said Nokia's move will make Symbian a tougher competitor to the other operating systems, considering that Symbian already has 60 percent of the smart-phone market. Symbian software has yet to be popular in the U.S., where the smart-phone market has been dominated by Research in Motion Ltd., Palm Inc. and manufacturers using Windows Mobile. Apple Inc., with its iPhone, is an up-and-comer.

Kevin Burden, director of mobile devices at U.S.-based ABI Research, said the move also should produce substantial savings for Nokia, which has been paying Symbian more than $250 million a year in licensing fees.

Nokia said it expects the acquisition to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2008 and is subject to regulatory approval.

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Le Nokia N95 fut le premier appareil commercialisé à utiliser le Feature Pack 1. Cette nouvelle version logicielle comporte son lot de nouveautés qui ont - il est vrai - été eclipsée par cet emblématique modèle. Après plusieurs semaines d’utilisation du N95 j’ai eu la surprise de découvrir certaines nouveautés utiles ou futiles de cette nouvelle version. Je vous propose de les décrouvrir au travers d’une série de billets.

Dans le Feature Pack 1, l’application messagerie dispose d’une nouvelle option. Auparavant on pouvait choisir de créer 3 types de messages : texte (sms), multimédia (mms) ou email. A ces choix s’est dont ajouté une nouvelle option : “message audio”. Comme son nom l’indique bien, il s’agit d’envoyer uniquement un message audio enregistré depuis le mobile. Ici pas de texte ou d’image mais juste du son. Limités à 2:30 minutes, ces derniers sont considérés comme des mms au niveau de la facturation.

Où est donc la nouveauté ?
Si vous avez déjà envoyé un mms, vous devez savoir qu’il est déjà possible, depuis longtemps et presque n’importe quel téléphone d’envoyer un extrait sonore. On peut donc se demander l’intérêt de distinguer dans le menu “Messagerie” les messages multimedia et audio.

En fait vouloir développer les messages audios en les rendant plus facilement accessible est assez interessant sur le fond même s’il est probable que peu d’utilisateurs y trouvent un intérêt. Devant le flop - à l’échelle mondiale - du Push to Talk (dû essentiellement au refus des opérateurs), Nokia à apparement souhaité donner accès à un service similaire avec les moyens disponibles (en l’occurence les mms). Le constructeur propose le Push to Talk sur ses mobiles depuis quelque temps mais faute de disponibilité locale, elle était peu voire pas utilisée.

A quoi cela sert-il ?
On dit souvent que des images valent mieux que des mots et il est vrai qu’il est toujours agréable de recevoir une photo via mms. Et pourtant un mémo vocal peut également être très utile. Il peut ainsi tout à fait remplacer un sms pour donner une info ou envoyer un mot doux (même si c’est moins discret à consulter). Et puis entendre une voix c’est tout de même plus chaleureux que lire un texte souvent écrit de manière abrégée.

Conclusion
Alors les messages audio: utiles ou futiles ? Nous penchons pour la seconde solution bien que cela puisse rendre quelques services occasionnels. L’idée consistant à remplacer le Push to Talk par cette fonction - si tant est que cela soit l’intention de Nokia - est bonne mais pas apparente pour l’utilisateur. Et puis il faut l’avouer, les cas où un message audio vaut mieux qu’un discret sms sont finalement assez rares.

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