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Symbian OS updated

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Symbian OS updated

Symbian today announced the latest update of its operating system for smartphones - Symbian OS v9.3. It builds on the success of the v9 family as a robust, secure, open and standards-based OS for smartphones. It includes enhancements that provide better phone performance and fulfills market requirements.  Approximately 35 million Symbian smartphones were shipped in 2005 and he expects these numbers to increase rapidly.
   
Symbian OS v9.3 is fully compatible with previous v9 versions . Phones base on Symbian OS v9.3 are currently developed with some of them expected to be launched in 2007.
   
The new Symbian OS v9.3 includes:

         Improved phone performance

  • Shorter start-up times for phones and key applications
  • Improved memory management resulting in more responsive applications
    and phone features

    Reduced development and ownership cost, and time to market 

  • New development tools
  • Configuration tools to easily create and customise Symbian OS
    variants
  • A fully searchable on-line edition of the Symbian OS Library
    including a significant amount of new content
  •  Reference design for Symbian OS v9.3 with Freescale and Nokia S60
  •  Hindi and Vietnamese language support for improved market coverage

    Support for new hardware

  • Native support for WiFi
  •  USB 2.0 on-the-go, allowing faster device connectivity

    Support for key operator services and requirements

       
  • Firmware over the air (FOTA) provisioning
  • HSDPA support
  • Introduction of IPSec for UMA service (Voice over IP)
  • Improved 3GPP R5 support
  • Native support for Push To Talk
  •  Java JSR 248 support

Source: PRNewswire

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