Everyday phones use Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS and other forms of evolving connectivity standards in this age of mobile connectivity revolution. The Symbian v9.5 integrates the wireless technologies we currently use. The Symbian V9.5 OS, whose release is a part of the six monthly updates of the OS, delivers better performance and offers a new application called Freeway (new IP architecture of the Symbian family) which bridges connections thereby providing a way to switch to different data connections without any interruption. It also allows users to set their preferences among available connections. It has lower processor and memory requirements and delivers more multimedia features. The network and connection standards have also substantially improved. It cements Symbian’s position as the technically most advanced OS for smartphones in the market. Moreover, it is totally backward compatible with all members of the 9.x family. I shall discuss the various features and performance of this OS.
Features of Symbian Operating System-
This version of the OS offers rich multimedia experiences with 35 new and advanced camera features which include digital and optical zoom, image orientation following a tilt sensor, auto focus spots, preset image enhancements, panorama stitch and also image distortion correction auto-focus like red-eye reduction. The PC connectivity is seamless which enables easy transfer of audio and video files. It also includes support for DVB-H and ISDB-T mobile TV. With standardized location-based services (LBS), the Symbian smartphone will bring true convergence to users worldwide. It will also enable users to save costs and be more productive with 3G roaming and Wi-Fi connection. Professionals also have the option of availing of services like VoIP and push email over Wi-Fi when in office and automatically switch to 3G when these services are not required. Real time networking ensures that VoIP is uninterrupted when other IP-based services make connections, like web browsing.
The Symbian v9.5 delivers higher performance with reduction in memory, battery and processor requirements, thereby enabling smartphones based on Symbian OS v9.5 to run on the very same hardware as other feature phones. Symbian has dramatically improved the time to market for vendors and developers. This OS has introduced new interfaces for digital TV and LBS.
The latest OS brings with it high performance features designed for rich user experience and significant savings to the cost of the phone and time to the market thereby delivering a scalable OS for markets all over the world.