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Preview of Nokia’s New Symbian 4 OS

January 20th, 2010 by Sergio Paluch

Nokia has started circulating specifications and previews of its new Symbian^4 OS interface and interaction design (via Symbian.org). Some notable improvements include:

  • New interface layout and interaction structure (see diagrams below)
  • Consistent look and feel across all applications
  • Contextual menus providing quicker access to common actions
  • Customizable home screen

New Interaction Models in Symbian^4

Below are some diagrams from the Symbian^4 User Interface Concept Proposal (PDF).

Symbian^4 UI Model Diagram

Symbian^4 UI Model Diagram (via Symbian.org)

Symbian^4 UI Dialog Diagram (via symbian.org)

Symbian^4 UI Dialog Diagram (via symbian.org)

Nokia Symian^4 Concept Screens

The proposal to the Symbian developer community also includes concept screens:

Nokia Symbian^4 UI Concept (via engadget.com http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/03/nokia-offers-sneak-peak-at-improved-symbian-user-experience/)

Nokia Symbian^4 UI Concept (via engadget.com http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/03/nokia-offers-sneak-peak-at-improved-symbian-user-experience/)

Symbian4 UI Concept (via Symbian.org)

Nokia Symbian^4 UI Concept (via Symbian.org)

Symbian^4 Homescreen (via Symbian.org)

Symbian^4 Homescreen (via Symbian.org)

Symbian^4 Photos Screen (via Symbian.org)

Symbian^4 Photos Screen (via Symbian.org)

Symbian^4 Video Player (via Symbian.org)

Symbian^4 Video Player (via Symbian.org)

Tell us what you think of the Symbian’s new design.



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