Nokia Says User Experience Improvements Coming
Today Nokia held its Capital Market Days, a chance for investors to get a glimpse of what's in store for the next 12 months for Nokia. Nokia made several key statements regarding its device plans. It said that it plans to improve the basic Nokia user experience; re-engineer its Symbian user interface; significantly increase the proportion of touch and/or QWERTY devices in its smartphone portfolio; and deliver its first Maemo 6-powered mobile device in the second half of 2010. Nokia also pledged to make it easier for developers to create applications for Nokia devices and its Ovi Store and Services. Nokia CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, said in a prepared statement, "In 2010, we will drive user experience improvements, and the progress we make will take the Symbian user interface to a new level. As an operating system, Symbian has reach and flexibility like no other platform."
Hands-On: Nokia Lumia 830 and 735
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Microsoft Updates Nokia X Platform
Though Microsoft plans to eventually can the Nokia X platform, the company today announced an update that adds several new features to the operating system. According to Microsoft, the improved OS now includes an app switcher for multitasking.
Microsoft Hands Off Nokia Phone App Store to Opera
Microsoft today announced that Opera Software will soon provide the default app store for older Nokia handsets. Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, the Opera Mobile Store will replace the Nokia Store on devices running the Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha, and Nokia X operating systems.
Jolla's Sailfish OS Gains a Second Edition
Jolla today announced Sailfish OS 2.0, which brings a handful of improvements to the smartphone platform. To start, the OS is more compatible with Android applications thanks to a stronger technical core.
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