AfterDawn: Tech news

New Symbian platform with multi-touch is almost ready

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 15 Feb 2010 6:58 User comments (3)

New Symbian platform with multi-touch is almost ready The latest version of the Symbian smartphone platform was unveiled today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Named Symbian^3, or S^3 for short, it is expected to be completed by the end of March.
The first devices featuring S^3 should start shipping from Nokia in the third quarter of this year.

New features in Symbian^3 include a multi-touch interface, integrated online music store support, HDMI output capabilities at full HD (1080p) resolution, and a new graphics architecture which takes advantage of hardware acceleration.

Nokia has also released a video previewing what Symbian^3 will look like.

Despite competition from newer platforms such as Apple's iPhone OS and Google Android, Symbian continues to make up about 50% of the global smartphone market.

S^3 is a combination of the Symbian operating system, recently released as open source, and a software platform similar to those offered by Apple and Google.

Previous Next  

3 user comments

115.2.2010 12:33

I have never experienced Symbian personally, but from what I hear nowadays it sounds decent. With a good phone and this platform, this could turn the tide for Symbian, and give a good boost of competition for these guys. I, for my part, would really want to see this come out real soon. - BLUEBOY

215.2.2010 14:03

I would like to see it in action with a real phone. (not sure that was) with a flashy interface like that I am always worried it will run slow.

I like the looks of it though.

317.2.2010 10:28

loving this! the more competition the better :)

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive