Update: Symbian April 12 Event – to Announce “Summer Update” for Symbian^3?

| April 6, 2011 | 71 Replies

Yesterday, there as a bit of hubbub and much conversation about what Nokia could be announcing on April 12 in relation to what’s supposedly going to be “New” with Symbian. New Software? New Hardware? Both?

A lot of Symbian fans, current and past shared their frustrations and hope. 6 days to go, what could it be? BTW some Nokia folks are coming down to London with the WOMWorld folks for lunch next Tuesday which I may/may not be able to go to. I’ll see my schedule:

“We haven’t seen you in a while so we wondered if you were free for some lunch and a chat next Tuesday 12th at our offices from 12-2pm.

A few of the guys from Nokia will be coming over along with the WW/N team and a good spread for lunch :)”

A post from Mobile-Cowboys (cheers spacemodel for the tip!) confirms the suspicion by some readers that the event is about the new Symbian Firmware Update. I don’t know what the translator may have changed but apparently the PR2.0 update will NOT be called PR 2.0 but a Summer Update. Does this mean than the “Early 2011 50+ features” update is abandoned and is now merged with the new UI update, mentioned in Nokia Developer letter “First Major Update” for the Summer (and is now apparently called Summer Update). I did think that due to the lateness, they might as well just bundle all the updates together so it makes a bigger impact. For now, Opera Mobile 11 does a decent enough job taking over Mobile Browsing tasks.

Summer meaning possibly July apparently.

On April 12, I can guarantee you all 100% reporting, Nokia will announce the Symbian Summer Update. Yes, this is the ‘big’ update from Symbian ^ 3 which had already seen a few times in video demos include the C7 and E7.

Last Monday, during the Tele Visie, I’ve had a chance to play with a demo version of the new Symbian version. The improvements in performance of the UI and browser, although this is a non-final version, were already noticeable. Photos I can not show you unfortunately.

As I said there were about a development version of the Symbian Summer Update (which will NOT be named PR2.0). The name of the update (“Summer”) suggests that the rollout of the new Symbian software is for this summer (around July) planned. Next Tuesday, this is officially announced and there will undoubtedly be more details released.
If pn that day new phones will be presented is not yet known. In the rumor mill in recent weeks several new spotted Nokia Symbian devices, such as E6 and X7, but also on whether April 12 will see the light of day remains guesswork.




Category: Nokia, Symbian

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