In my opinion, Nokia has done a smashing job bringing Symbian up to Belle. Belle is a smashing OS version and brings the UI aspect of Symbian up to date.
However, it is looking like there is life after Belle.
According to supposedly leaked documents, Symbian may be getting two more updates after Belle, as follows:
- 8.0 Browser
- Dolby soundround
- Best Widgets
- Exclusive Dual core Equipment
Dual core CPUs on Symbian? I guess with all the fancy UI implementations, Symbian finally needs to go that route.
Anyway, whether this is true or not, Nokia’s legendary history of supporting their products long after competitors have stopped supporting their own products of the same age is commendable.
If Symbian will still be getting more update love after Belle, it is even more commendable. Like I keep saying, no OS ever went out with a bang like Symbian.
This info hasn’t been confirmed via any official channel, but it sure makes for interesting discussion; doesn’t it?
If you want the full details, do head over to MyNokiaBlog for the juicy bits.
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