New Symbian UI is smoking hot!

| December 5, 2009 | Reply

….well at least in comparison to S60V5.

A month ago, Symbian’s CEO gave a rather vague presentation on the new Symbian UI. On Thursday, Engadget posted up a sneak preview of the upcoming Symbian UI which no longer resembles the murky confusion that is S60. With the new Symbian UI users will have:

  • Reduced clutter
  • Improved input methods
  • Capacitive Screen (death to resistive on high end!)
  • Multitouch
  • Pinch and Zoom
  • Single touch improved (less taps to get to places- would be fantastic if we can get to everything with 3 taps or under)
  • Better website compatibility,
  • Quicker flash
  • UI will be faster – 3x faster than our high end (which one, N97 or N900?)
  • Scrolling will be 60FPS vs current 15fps
  • Optimized graphics – more responsive, beautiful
  • Drastically reduce complexity and bring new fresh appeal – when Nokia does, many people will take a new look at Symbian to achieve what no other manufacturer can.

Without ranting too much as I have to go, all I can say is – finally! Although I know the whole Qt thing will help with the cross compatibility of applications, I can’t help but be perplexed still with Nokia being pulled at two directions, with Maemo on one and Symbian on the other. Is Maemo just a testing ground for Symbian? Would Nokia put this much effort into a Symbian device and not make it one of the high ends (remember the rumours that Nokia denied of dropping Symbian at the high end?)


Engadget via MickyFin


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Category: Maemo, Nokia, Symbian, Video

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