Symbian 3 Is Functionally Complete
The Symbian Foundation's next major smartphone operating system, Symbian 3, is now ready for device manufacturers and developers.The Symbian Foundation's next major smartphone operating system, Symbian 3, is now ready for device manufacturers and developers. In other words, Symbian 3 is now "functionally complete." In a June 17 blog post, Rafe Blandford of All About Symbian, said, "This is an important milestone for the Symbian Foundation as it marks the first time this point has been reached for a fully open source release and the time at which Symbian 3 is considered ready for community 'use.' This is an important stage for device creators and developers, but is not of major significance to consumers, other than to indicate that Symbian 3 is well on track for being in devices in the second half of the year. The Nokia N8 was the first Symbian 3 device to be announced, but there are many more on the way from multiple manufacturers."
Symbian 3 is the second open version of the Symbian platform. It extends Symbian 2 in many ways, including graphics support for advanced layering and effects, full HDMI support for a great television playback experience and improved data performance-ideal for streaming high-definition audio and video.