Symbian Platform release plan has showed up
So, according to the image, it seems like the following platform release, Symbian^2, would enter its “functionally complete” phase in the middle of this year. This basically means that the platform based on S60 5.1 has grown to a level, when contributors will be working on increasing the stability of the release. About half a year later, Symbian^2 should reach the fully stable “hardened” phase. Therefore, this is the time when we should expect the first devices to run it, which however, depends on the integration plans and customizations made by the manufacturers (back at the MWC 2009, Sony Ericsson’s has announced the Idou as the first phone to run the new platform). The third platform release is scheduled to become functionally complete sometime in the beginning of 2010 and then get stable by the middle of the year. The same goes for Symbian^4 – functionally complete in the middle of 2010 and hardened at the end of the year, or maybe in early 2011.