Nokia Pushes Symbian^4 UI to Symbian Foundation
As the Symbian Foundation moves forward with its work on the Symbian base code, Nokia has offered up several concepts on how it thinks the user interface might look. It provided several different screen shots of the home screen, as well as some insight as to how the Contacts, Music, Photos and Applications might look. The Symbian Foundation will take Nokia's contributions under advisement, which are public for all to see and comment on. Based on the screen shots, they show what appears to be an evolved version of S60 5th Edition.
HTC Updates Lock Screen and Sense Home Apps
HTC has made updates available to its Lock Screen and Sense Home apps for the One M9 and other handsets. The Lock Screen gains a significant refresh thanks to Lollipop-style notifications, full-screen album artwork during music playback, and more detailed local weather information.
Nokia Expands its Android Lineup
HMD Global — the new custodian of the Nokia brand for phones — today announced three new Android-based Nokia phones. Nokia 6: Already released in China, this 5.5-inch-screen, metal-bodied phone will released globally for 229 euros.
Nokia Brings Back the 3310
Nokia today introduced a new version of the old Nokia 3310 phone. It includes a color screen, Snake, and the original Nokia ringtone.
Nokia Releases Android Launcher, Debuts Tablet
Nokia today announced wide availability of the Z Launcher for Android devices. Nokia first debuted the Z Launcher earlier this year, but as a limited alpha.
LG V30's Floating Bar Born from the Nixed Second Screen
LG has revealed details about the user interface that will front the forthcoming V30 handset, and the company has fully done away with the Second Screen that appeared on the V10 and V20 devices. The V30 adopts LG's FullVision display aspect ratio (18:9) and the company no longer feels the Second Screen — a small display that sat above the main display — is necessary.