It has only been a few weeks since the Symbian Foundation announced that it was making the Symbian OS for smartphones open source and offering it freely for download by anyone. At MWC in Spain Symbian has debuted the latest version of the operating system called Symbian^3.
The new version is freely available to anyone who wants to download it for use on a phone or for customization. The first devices using the OS are expected to ship in Q3. Features of version 3 include HDMI support, music store integration within the radio, improved memory management efficiency, and new 2D and 3D graphics architecture.
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The new network architecture in the OS is optimized for 4G networks and the OS provides one-click connectivity to WLAN networks. A new single tap interaction model is featured and the home screen has been changed to support widgets and gestures for changing between screens and pages. S^4 is expected to be completed later this year.