Leaked screenshots show Nokia Carla OS

Leaked screenshots show Nokia Carla OS
The team over at Nokianesia received a nice surprise in their email box this morning – a set of screenshots that are said to be of the upcoming OS update from Nokia codenamed “Carla”. This update is expected to be for the Nokia 700, 701, 603, and the Nokia 808 Pureview. According to the sender of the images, there are no plans to bring this update to 1st gen Symbian^3 devices, such as the Nokia N8, E7, C7, and C6-01.

Based on the images, it appears that there is a new on-screen QWERTY keyboard that is very Windows-esque, if you will. The lock screen losses the unlock button in favor of a swipe to unlock method. The Nokia Browser has been updated to a new version with some UI improvements. Finally, the UI of the Music player and the Options screen also received facelifts. Interestingly, the new Options screen appears to be reminiscent of the Meego Harmattan interface.

Thanks to our readers for sending this in!

source: Nokianesia



1. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Very Ugly, compared to ICS and iOS5 and WP7... Nokia why did you choose Windows phone instead of Android ?

5. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

Probably because Nokia wanted a beautiful OS to match their beautiful devices like the Lumia.

17. Yummy

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Yo, why you taking my pic? lol

2. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

What's Android background doing there? Nokia u mad?

9. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

that android background proves it to be a fake story. i guess.

11. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

and how does it?

19. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It means Android is Toxication and its sign says so... :-P Love Symbian

3. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

A new OS? what kinda strategy is that?

7. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

its just an update... that title is a little misleading

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If this is an update to WP7/7.5/whatever, doesn't even Nokia need to get the update from MS? They can't go out and do their own update; what about OS fragmentation?

13. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

it's an update to symbian devices not windows ones and part of nokia's deal with microsoft is that they can change the UI if they want which they decided not too and nokia can send updates to any of they're own devices they only take major updates of MS like tango updates that will change the intire OS for example OS anyway this update has nothing to do with microsoft

14. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Its an update for Symbian OS... not windows... you should read the whole article before commenting...

18. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

You should really read, you look like an idiot now.

4. flopjoke

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

It is interesting and looks neat. Brings hope to Symbian fans. I hope it comes to older S^3 devices. I'd like to keep my N8 for a bit longer. BUT What is Nokia doing anyway? Symbian, S40, MeeGo and Windows Phone 7? Removing s**tty "Ovi" and bringing back the word "Nokia" was a step forward, but making soooo many operating systems is going back to the same confusing state. Now people will be confused, since only a handful of people who actually follow up every Nokia news know what's what. Go Symbian and Windows Phone ONLY, but not ALL of them.

15. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

you should know that meeGO is been killed the N9 was nokia's first and last meeGO device and honestly had a better UI than symbian s40 is been running since 1997or 8 i think and symbian is only supported by nokia untill 2016 at the moment so nokia is onlyworking with s40, symbian, wp7 s40 is just at's not a smart one so it doesn't need a lot of work i think nokia is on the right track at the moment

6. kastor

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

this is just new update of symbian no new OS,just new good update over belle,and nokia have only 4 OS i their devices,one with meego,2 iwth maemo,and loto f symbian and wp

8. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

great new improvements... =D looking forward for some reviews... =D

10. David7 unregistered

the music player looks ugly compared to belle's music player


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

It's okay... Look's CooL!

20. ZubairRaz

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Nokia is reverting back to meego ui i think... this looks like meego's interface,,,

21. kastor

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

form me best thing is swipe to unlock,what is very good

22. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

i want that wallpaper. :o

23. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

That radioactive android background is cool. If Nokia would run android they would have been the manufacturer with the best android UI.

24. thelegend6657 unregistered

Damn I hate Nokia . It's been 2 years now since u bought my n97 and it is s**t . I think a flagship (although a stop gap model) deserves more update and it shouldbe updated to Anna , belle , whatever .

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.