Symbian^3 is now official
By on February 15th, 2010

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.

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Author: Arnaw Kumar
Arnaw is an undergraduate who is really into hacking and modding cell phones. For him, nothing gets better than an S60 and a chance to ruin it.

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