New OS v9.3 announced by Symbian

Symbian announce the release of its latest version of Symbian OS, v9.3. Symbian aims to lower costs whether a manufacturer is planning a 2.5G, 3G or HSDPA phone.

End-user related enhancements include:
 – faster boot times and startup of key apps.
 – improved memory management
 – A new set of development tools.
Carbide c++ tools are ready to be launched by Nokia.

 Since this version is fully compatible with the 9.1 version; Reference S60 designs for Symbian OS v9.3 are available, migration should be a breeze for third-party app developers as well as terminal manufacturers,

Symbian OS v9.3 includes:

Improved phone performance.
Shorter start-up times for phones and key applications.
Improved memory management resulting in more responsive applications and phone features ensuring smartphones work as quickly with better quality features as mid-range phones.

Reduced development and ownership cost, and time t- market

New development tools.:
Symbian OS awareness for the Eclipse/CDT IDE framework and Nokia’s Carbide.c++ Development Tools for Symbian OS v9.3 phones.
Configuration tools t- easily create and customise Symbian OS variants.

The Symbian Verification Suite t- support compatibility and phone integration for creating Symbian OS variants, reducing time taken t- customize phones for operators targeting different market segments.
– An on-line edition of the Symbian OS Library including a significant amount of new content.

Backwards compatibility from v9.1, easy migration for phone vendors, technology and third party software providers.

Reference design for Symbian OS v9.3 with Freescale and Nokia S60.
Hindi and Vietnamese language support for improved market coverage.

Support for new hardware:
Native support for WiFi.
USB 2.0 on-the-go, allowing faster device connectivity.

Support for key operator services and requirements:
Firmware over the air (FOTA) provisioning, FOTA allows network operators t- provide OTA software upgrades or fixes lowering cost of ownership.
HSDPA support.
Introduction of IPSec for UMA service (Voice over IP).
Improved 3GPP R5 support.
Native support for Push T- Talk.
Java JSR 248 support.

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