New Symbian Now Under Nokia’s Shelter

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New Symbian Now Under Nokia’s ShelterA few days back Symbian acquired a new place at Nokia i.e. “Symbian.Nokia.com” which means Nokia started working on New Symbian in Revamping its UI and adding a lot more features with rapid development openly at its new site.

During the past few months a lot has happened with Symbian and its Organization.

The Nokia N8, the first Symbian^3 smartphone, received record levels of consumer pre-orders and has been shipping for several weeks and now Nokia has launched three more new devices on the same platform of which the Nokia C6 and Nokia C7 are also already shipping and available.

On November 8, Nokia confirmed its ongoing commitment to the Symbian platform with its own effort and now according to Adrian Grindrod Community Manager, Symbian Smartphones, Nokia “WORK HAS BEGUN” With the closing down of symbian.org websites on December 17, 2010.

The Symbian platform will continue to evolve under Nokia, who have committed to make the future development of the platform available via an alternative direct and open model.

According to Head of Open Source operations Symbian Smartphones, Nokia Petra Soderling During the first quarter of 2011, Nokia will review the existing platform documentation, wiki content, and platform development tools and publish relevant ones through this website.”

We hope this is the first step of Nokia in developing New Symbian. Also a presentation by Nokia Senior Manager at 2010 International Mobile Internet conference revealed news that  Nokia will release a software upgrade for Symbian OS which brings 50 more features to the Symbian OS in first Quarter of 2011 of which include a new browser with a more intuitive user interface.

Later in second and third quarters – Nokia will add a new look and feel to the user interface, a more flexible home screen, an updateable HTML5 browser and an easier software update experience to Symbian OS.

Nokia has also planned to bring up models with 1GHz processors, more Graphic memory in the second or third Quarter of 2011.There are also plans to come up with Dual-Core processors and Optical Zoom sensors.

We hope Nokia is striving hard to regain its hold on Mobile Market and compete with the increasing share of Android OS in Mobile Market with a lot more of features and unbeatable Hardware.

Glad Nokia will be back again ,So what do you say about New Symbian at Nokia? We do love to hear from our readers!

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