Screen shots of Symbian^4 develop

Screen shots of Symbian^4 develop
The Symbian Foundation has released some pictures of screen shots belonging to Symbian^4. The pictures were posted on the Symbian developer Wiki page and shows redesigned app categories, widgets, search, analog and digital clocks, pop-up menu and a numeric touch pad. It will probably be early in 2011 when Symbian^4 makes its debut on some of Nokia's low to mid-range handsets, assuming that MeeGo has captured the high-end releases. The pictures were included on the site along with some source code. Besides Nokia, we could see the OS on some devices manufactured by Sony Ericsson and Samsung. Appearing to be more finger friendly than past operating systems, the Foundation is in the same situation that RIM was in about a year ago. Both had outdated operating systems not designed for touchscreens. RIM, as we reported, has developed BlackBerry 6 which is a very finger friendly OS expected to ship later this year, possibly when the touchscreen/slider BlackBerry 9800 launches via AT&T. Now, Symbian is counting on Symbian^4 to do the same thing which is basically to close the gap between itself and the Android and iOS platforms.

source: Symbian via electronista




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6 Comments

1. pathmarkpolice

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 05, 2009

Looks like a crappy version of Android.

2. thatdude1 unregistered

How could it be a crappy version of android? Symbian is way more advanced and stable than android is, always has been. If anything, android has elements of Symbian in it.

6. asingha94 unregistered

the main concept of smartphone came from nokia!!!!so it may luk lik andro but always symbian rocks!!!

3. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

LOL looks like a dumbed down Nexus 1.Oh wait Ive seen that before. Windows 98.

4. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Not a big fan of nokia but i like the concept of symbian. It's not as polished on the software side as i'd like (imo)... i think thats why i never use their products. Not that their bad but just not for me.

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I was somewhat surprised when I had read that all N series Nokias were going to be Meego cuz if a company already has massive market share with one name they shouldn't go try to build a new name and ditch the previously popular one. It takes a long time to build a reputation and name recognition. With that said, I think it will be difficult for Symbian to stop the exodus of users to the two hot players in the smart phone market. I think what Nokia needs to concentrate on is making Symbian 4 available for almost all the Symbian 2 handsets. That would instantly bring Symbian 4 into the top spot in global smartphone os market share and would give a lot of the current customers a taste of what their next Nokia handset would be all about. They should try to get their massive user base to think twice about jumping ship insted of trying to attract new people to a new Meego platform. Cus I remember lusting after the Maemo powered N900, yet i still struggle to remember the new name of the os. No name recognition at all.

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