Apps compatible with nokia n8

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Gravity was the first app I installed after receiving my N8 during the QT developers track (http://store.ovi.com/content/6855). I haven’t used Gravity since Christmas Day 2009, that’s when I switched from my N97 to the N900. At Nokia World 2010 I had a chance to meet with Gravity’s author Jan Ole Suhr (@janole) and warned him I need to switch IMEI for my Gravity license. The IMEI swap was quick and the confirmation email had a link for downloading the full version. I am quite happy that Jan did not charge me for IMEI swapping or making me purchase another Gravity license. I would have had no objections to repurchase or pay an IMEI swapping fee so for such a great app.There are a handful of Symbian^3 (S^3) apps in the Ovi Store, I will not go into further review of these apps, but instead I will focus on Symbian S60v5 touch screen (N97mini, 5800) apps that run on my Symbian^3 device.Skype for Symbian is not available in the US Ovi Store probably it’s due to the Verizon exclusivity. Just last week Skype for Android was released and this might be a positive sign that we eventually will be able to get Skype for Symbian officially from the US Ovi Store. After a week of searching and trying different version of Skype, I downloaded Skype for Symbian version 1.1 that works on the N8.Fring 4.4.13 I have downloaded the one from the Ovi Store (4.4.09) and it would hang & I cannot make any video or audio calls. IM portion was working without any issues. I went to their website from the N8′s web browser (www.fring.com) and downloaded the latest version of the app and have been making video and audio calls even to Fring users who are on iPod Touch/iPhones (iOs) and even to Fring Android users.Qik lite v.1.0.56 I had an old file and installed it on the N8 and it works great. Martyn Brett (@martynbrett) noticed something weird that Qik is not searchable in Ovi store but you can download it via the Ovi Top Apps application.

Evernote I installed the Evernote_070302.wgz file that also works on my N97.
Shazam I really missed not having a music-tagging app on the N900. I downloaded the Shazam5800.sisx file from the web. Although this is not the unlimited version, it allows you to tag 5 songs a month, which is suffient. Recently, Instinctiv Player added a taglib functionality to their player which was filling the void for a Shazam like app for N900.

Of course not. You cant use Android apps on Symbian anymore than you can use Symbian apps on iOS.There are however some developers who develop the same apps for both symbian and android, hence there are similar apps sometimes.Ovi Shop is the official source, however there are several other sources. I get my apps, apart from Ovi Store, from forums.dailymobile.se…They have an apps section there under s60v5 (These work for N8), and under S^3, which you can download and install. In cases where the apps arent free, they put up links to the site where you can buy. Each app has its own thread with a review, so you know what you are downloading. The site also frowns on pirated software so you are a bit safe from that..Well, I have also read about the creation of a website against the N8, following a very disappointed and andry customer… (maybe in need of a holiday : )

Symbian has truly so little apps and I wish it produced more medical stuff, which would be useful for my daily work. + no skype??? That’s truly the only really important thing of me having a smartphone Well…that’s the point: Skype works, but is not officially N8 compatible so it’s unsupported, Swype works with the same caveats, etc.

I’ve been using various Android handsets for the latest couple of years, and N8 reminds me of T-Mobile G1 (though with much better specs): buggy, incomplete OS and few 3rd party applications. It took Android 2 years to resolve both issues. Does Nokia have that long?

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