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 with the Nokia 8
The Nokia 8 is the first flagship phone from the "new Nokia". What separates it from the rest of Nokia's current lineup is the dual-camera system with Zeiss lenses.
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.
Jolla Pushing Sailfish OS 2.0 to Early Adopters
Jolla today began distributing Sailfish OS 2.0 to members of its early access group. Jolla, a company formed by former Nokia employees, first revealed Sailfish OS 2.0 in March.
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