Symbian fanboi converts to Android

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

The founder of Symbian-Guru.com is closing up shop and buying a Nexus One smartphone.

Ricky Cadden - who has been a Nokia enthusiast since 1999 - explained that he "just couldn't do it anymore."

Symbian fanboi converts to Android"I can't continue to support a manufacturer who puts out such craptastic 'flagships' as the N97, and who expects me to use services that even most of Nokia's own employees don't use," Cadden wrote in a farewell blog post.

"I also can't continue to support a mobile operating system platform that continually buries itself into oblivion by focusing on 'openness' while keeping a blind eye towards the obvious improvements that other open platforms have had for several iterations."

According to Cadden, Google's flagship Nexus One has the "fastest" mobile processor available today, a "whopping" 512MB of RAM and is consistently being updated to the latest version of the Android operating system.

"And so, after 3 years and 8 months, Symbian-Guru.com is officially done. Thanks to Nokia's consistently piss-poor hardware choices and Symbian's lack of ability to even remotely compete in terms of features, abilities, and overall experience, I've lost my passion for both," an emotional Cadden sadly concluded.

"As mentioned, the site will remain, but it will not be updated any longer. To all of you whom I've met – both online and offline – it's been easily the best 3 years and 8 months of my life."