Nokia to release better Symbian User Interface by mid 2010

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Friday, December 4, 2009

Announcing its key targets and forecasts in Capital Markets Day event, Nokia revealed sneak peaks of its would-be Symbain OS UI . Nokia is all set to release the Symbian ^ 3 OS in mid 2010. Nokia’s Senior company executives outlined that they would focus on execution combined with its core competitive advantages in order to succeed in the mobile devices market. Nokia demonstrated the significant improvements in the forthcoming version of its Symbian user interface. The company plans to achieve two big interface breakthroughs for 2010, the first of which will arrive by mid-year.¬† Let’s find out changes in Symbian OS User Interface.

Key highlights of the new upgrades

There had been complains in the past that the Symbian OS is cluttered and unfriendly for non-tech-savy people. The new Symbian OS UI would be an answer their acquisitions. What’s more in the upcoming Symbian OS

  • Support for multiple home screens
  • Support for NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • Support for multi-touch gestures
  • HDMI outputs for HD video
  • No more double taping. Now you would have one tap access to the applications deep inside the menu.
  • It would also have a faster UI performance. The performance would be up to 3x faster with scrolling increased from 15 to 60fps.
  • What marks the greatest difference for new Symbian OS is the better processor and larger RAM.
  • One of the most significant changes to be considered is the capacitive display, especially for Nokia who has been doing with resistive technology.

The mid 2010 timing for release seems perfect, given that Nokia is surging ahead with both Symbian and the highly promising Maemo. What remains to be seen is whether the new inclusions would boost up Nokia’s stronghold over the market.


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