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S60 went from 3rd to 5th in respect to asians because "4" means bad luck to many asians, but now what will come after Symbian^3? ^4 or ^5





ps: read this https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...9#S60_editions
 
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What? I've seen some unusual superstitions in my time, but software version numbers! Intriguing. I live in Asia - never heard that one before.

EDIT: Many websites claim what you say is true, though just as many say it isn't. You have a link to Nokia where they say this?

Symbian has a fairly long history now with many versions. I see no missing "4" anywhere in the list.

The N8 will be the first phone using Symbian ^3 - I haven't seen it in the wild yet.

Also S60 is not a symbian version number - it's a user interface version. Sony Ericsson use UIQ

OS 9.1 through to OS 9.5 - no point releases were left out.

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Originally Posted by https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...9#S60_editions
S60 5th Edition
In October 2008, S60 5th Edition was launched. (Nokia decided to move from 3rd Edition directly to 5th Edition "as a polite gesture to Asian customers", because the number four means bad luck in some Asian cultures).
Originally Posted by https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ki/Tetraphobia
Tetraphobia is an aversion to or fear of the number 4. It is a superstition most common in East Asian regions such as mainland China, island of Taiwan, Japan and Korea.

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Was this an exam sir, I would fail you for citing wiki : )

Alright, I'll give you the superstition - Nokia use S60 quite extensively in marketing through Asia so I can believe it after looking at your links.

S60 is the UI, OS9.X was Symbian at the time they skipped the V4

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the Wikipedia pages linked in my post provide the sources for the contents in question
 
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Interesting thought, shame on Nokia for breaking international standards on software numbering though. (or indeed general numbering) Their version control must be a mess.

Shame on you indeed for quoting wiki, first rule of the interent, never quote wiki.

But interesting none the less.
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I guess Nokia owns Symbian these days so very probably they will skip ^4 - I think they are still busy getting ^3 ready for the N8 so it'll be a while before they start thinking about the next iteration.

Anyway, don't take my negativity personally, I don't live in one of the Asian countries that have the aversion to 4 - here it's 13.

I stand corrected : )
 
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Originally Posted by dchky View Post
Was this an exam sir, I would fail you for citing wiki : )

Alright, I'll give you the superstition - Nokia use S60 quite extensively in marketing through Asia so I can believe it after looking at your links.

S60 is the UI, OS9.X was Symbian at the time they skipped the V4
Also if you look at Nokia phone model numbers, there are only 5 models out of over 300 that contain 4 in model number. And that's not likely to change with the new numbering scheme, which also jumps from 3 to 5.

Symbian, however will have a ^4 version. I don't know whether Nokia plans to use that in advertising in the region though.

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Next year it enters beta?
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Originally Posted by ou_oliver View Post
Ipod nano's number system goes backward.

1.3.1 (1st Generation)
1.1.3 (2nd Generation)
1.1.3 (3rd Generation)
1.0.4 (4th Generation)
1.0.2 (5th Generation)
Seems like they restarted from 1.0.0 for each new generation. But all the time getting a bit better (by having a larger code base to begin with), they then have needed fewer bug fixes before reaching a stable release.
 
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