Symbian foundation has announced today the S^3 platform. It will be “feature-complete” by the end of Q1 and will have some big features like:
- Better UI
- HDMI support – See movies at 1080p
- Multi-touch gesture support
- Intuitive homescreen – More widgets. Twitter, facebook, Weather forecasts all at the flick of a finger.
- Better support for H/W acceleration – S^3 harnesses the hardware to provide maximum visual enhancements and a feature rich environment.
- Mutitask more- Writeable Data Paging will allow more applications to run in parallel for a faster, more complete and efficient multi-tasking experience, especially on mid-range hardware.
- Faster Networking to provide a rich browsing experience.
- Music store integration – This feature will be embedded within the radio and will help to identify a song and download it’s lyrics and album art.
The best thing is that it is the first Symbian to have an entirely open source release.