The revamped Symbian OS, which closely follows on the heels of the announcement of Symbian Anna in April, brings a new status bar to help people keep track of ongoing tasks, open apps, and message and call alerts. It brings a default of six home screens to the platform, giving users the option to add more fully customisable screens by tapping "add a new home screen".
Ahead of the recent Anna update, the Symbian platform was beginning to show its age, particularly as a result of a lack of touch optimisation. The gap between user experience contributed to Nokia's slip from smartphone market leader to holding just 15.5 percent of the market, according to IDC.
However, the Belle update brings the Symbian platform more closely in line with touch-optimised OSes such as Android and Apple iOS.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
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