Symbian^3 users – no need to wait for Symbian^4 – you'll be getting the new UI too! No more talking S^3/S^4 – it will be one constantly evolving platform

| October 21, 2010 | 60 Replies

And what ever improvements the Symbian platform receives – UI is just one of those things you can download for your device. Awesomeness! That means new interface for N8, C7, E7 and C6 users! Hurray!

The whole S^3 to S^4 has been someone of an unclear story, with most leading to a “NO” on the upgrade. But it appears is that the whole coyness of Nokia staff whenever asked this question was possibly a signal that that is not the important question to ask. But whether S^3 handsets will get all the Symbian upgrades of Symbian^4 which is YES.

S^4 Qt based UI is a major overhaul. And it is VERY significant that current and future S^3 owners will be seeing and experiencing it on their own handsets. There is the longevity we have been waiting for.

In fact, something even odder,

“In fact, we will no longer be talking about Symbian^3 or Symbian^4 at all – it will be one constantly evolving and constantly improving platform.”

This means upgrades will appear once they’re ready (like the browser) and not part of a major OS update. Also this signifies that S^3/S^4/S^5/S^6 no longer exist. They are all just the one Symbian that will grow and evolve. Like your Android flavours. Now this should FORCE Nokia to put more RAM and even more powerful processors to ensure such longevity (or at least upgrades within 1 year to act well without m/any performance issues. Like 2g/3G IOS 4 breaks).


“Nokia will embrace the emerging HTML5 standard for Web content and applications for Symbian and MeeGo platforms, both through in-built support in Qt and through the browser.”


Via Nokia Conversations


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