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Nokia to overhaul the Symbian interface completely and go dual-core in 2011

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Dec 2010, 03:26

New HTML5 browser with intuitive interface, dual-core phones and optical zoom cameras should be coming to Nokia's handsets next year. In Q1, new browser interface and more than 50 other updates are scheduled for Symbian^3 devices...

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posted on 15 Dec 2010, 03:46

1. mew7946510 (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


posted on 15 Dec 2010, 04:21

2. shiva99861 (unregistered)

What about Nokia C6-01? Why not mentioned?

posted on 15 Dec 2010, 06:48

3. MJ (unregistered)

Great news from NOKIA. Nokia is coming back in competition and will regain its position of 'No. 1 mobile manufacturer' in coming months with many software and hardware updates.

And don't worry shiva, c6-01 will also getting the update.

posted on 15 Dec 2010, 10:58

4. Babon (unregistered)

nyc good news for me i bought n8 2months ago so i ll not buy and fone till 2011 last quarter or early 2012.....

posted on 15 Dec 2010, 12:29

5. android ankit (unregistered)

Nokia rules are over now with there stupid symbian os against android and ios they r at the bottom why cant the manufacture phones with the top leading os nokia sucks with there symbian outdated os i think the company have to shut theres doors

posted on 15 Dec 2010, 16:46

6. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

What the hell did you just say?

posted on 15 Dec 2010, 17:09

7. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)

Great now if only they'd make something similar to the models they make for DoCoMo I might buy one of their phones.

posted on 16 Dec 2010, 06:30

8. talolokins (unregistered)

I agree with DontHateOnS60, android ankit is retarded.

posted on 16 Dec 2010, 06:54

9. dan_md (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)

I really hope the above news is true. I love my Nokia N8: robust features, great camera, and unquestionably versatile OS but usability can be frustrating at times especially with the text input and connectivity settings.

Here is my wishlist of improvements for Nokia Symbian (^3):

Nokia N8 Symbian ^3 wishlist:
1. Browser update w/ onscreen buttons, instant multitab access, onsceen address bar & search box, copy&paste function
2. Share online feature 4 multimedia w/ native support for facebook
3. Improved microsoft exchange functionality
4. Optimized memory utilization: More free RAM at start-up, task prioritization, auto-shutdown of non-critical processes when multi-tasking
5. Improved social networking: improved social client w/ smoother operation, more options and functions (ie: tagging, etc.), in-contact social integration: show update of facebook/twitter posts without launching 'social' app
5. Editing options: portrait qwerty, multitouch support, non-split screen input, 'scrub'/'magnifer' option for placing cursor when editing text, more intuitive copy, cut, paste, mechanism, improved prediction function, improved qwerty keyboard layout; portrait alphanumeric keypad: reposition 'scroll', .option,' and backspace keys from bottom position to top of the alphanumeric keys
6. Widgets: optimizations, improved transparency, real-time/background updating of widget status (current setup allows updating of widget info only when current screen is active), 'decompartmentalization' of shortcut widget: ability to place individual icons autolined into an invisible grid (Android-like)
6. Homescreen: 'page-dragging' of homescreen, uniform 'panoramic' wallpaper for all Homescreens
7. Menu interface: additonal option to 'widgetize'/send icon to homescreen as shortcut when organizing menu contents; when scrolling through a grid with multiple icons: allow 'pause' per 12 icons on moderate flick scroll, continuous scrolling on swift flick scroll,
8. UI consistency: utilize upper screen notification for third party updates, alerts, (current setup supports only SMS & connection
9. Status bar: show definite buttons on status bar for wifi, bluetooth, battery, time, network, notification functions; simplified dialogue box/ single press switch for wifi and bluetooth; may implement draggable notifications bar (as with android/bada)
10. Simplification of connectivity settings: switch button approach for bluetooth, wifi, cellular data (3G), removal of 'destinations' implementation, allow automatic saving of hotspots/access points into phone's cache (like Apple)
12. Messaging: enable scrolling of text by dragging page (current setup requires use of scrollbar)
13. Overall UI: increase no. of lower screen context buttons (eg. inbox, calendar, etc.) from 3 to 4; remove 'show open applications' and 'user guide'
14. reduce height of top screen notification bar.
15. Enable page dragging in all text.containing areas (ie. Mail, messaging body (inbox, sent, drafts, etc,), notes

posted on 23 Dec 2010, 04:28

10. aafaq42 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)

Can anyone please tell me that these new feature which will coming up. can i enjoy? bcoz i have X6. is these new features are available for symbian S60v5? or these features are only for symbian 3

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