Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 23:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "People who have the latest Symbian Nokia smartphones can now update them to Nokia Belle - bringing a fresh look to their screens thanks to the latest user interface. Once you have installed Nokia Belle you will still have the same phone, but it will feel like new, with improved performance." Love the version name.
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Notifcation "pull down" menu
by aorth on Wed 8th Feb 2012 08:08 UTC
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From the video, the notification pull down in "Belle" looks eerily similar to the one in CyanogenMod (wifi toggles, etc), and Android in general.

First, Apple released iOS 5 with the blatant Android notification-area pulldown, now Nokia (see the video in the link by Thom, ~2 minutes in). Not that I believe Google should sue everyone... but come on, Apple and Nokia!

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B. Janssen Member since:

I think the general consensus is that Android notifications suck least and that it is only sensible that other mobile systems copy it.

What made the situation funny with Apple was that Apple had to admit to that and copy the feature after being (and still being) stupid about copying design features. All phone systems copy one or the other feature from Symbian and you don't see Nokia going all crybaby. Nokia has no high horse to get off from, so what's the beef?

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leech Member since:

The really funny thing about that, is when Nokia was going around and suing people, it was over HARDWARE patents, not software patents like everyone else. Software patents are bull crap. Hardware patents actually require a lot of research and design. Software patents almost always have prior art, and are simple to engineer in multiple ways.

So I have to give credit to Nokia for not being sue happy about how something multitasks or notifications work or anything like that.

Though there are occasions when even suing over a 'hardware' patent is retarded, like when Atari sued Sega because they also used 9 pin joystick controllers for the Sega Master System and Sega Genesis. Atari one 9 Million from that, if I recall. One Million for every pin!

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