The Symbian Foundation has now unveiled the new Symbian S^3 open source platform, and the first mobile phone using the Symbian^3 platform is expected in Q3.
Symbian^3 are swiping, pinch and zoom, kinetic scrolling, along with a ‘visual multitasking’ option which enables the user to see open apps in a similar form to the Palm Pre card system.
You will found kinetic scrolling, swiping, and pinch-to-zoom are all present and accounted for, while a “visual multi-tasking” option allows you to see the open applications in an interface not a million miles away from the Pre’s card implementation. Customization is also a big deal in the S^3 UI, with multiple Home Screen pages available, accompanied by a litany of widgets you can add and manage. The media player application looks like a homage (read: copy) of Apple’s Cover Flow UI, right down to the album covers flipping around to reveal the track listing. We’re not complaining, we consider that a very intelligent and pleasing way to browse through music. Go check out the moving picture show after the break.
The list of features includes according to businesswire…HDMI support, music store integration, more efficient memory management, new 2D and 3D graphics architecture, ready for 4G, single click connectivity, usability enhancements.
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Source: engadget.com, phonesreview.co.uk
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