20 Jan 2010

Preview of Nokia’s New Symbian 4 OS

20 Jan 2010
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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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  1. vivek mandelia September 29th, 2010 7:35AM

    you should give comparision between symbain 3 & symbain 4

  2. M.Samir September 6th, 2011 6:11PM

    since its old post, but i wonder what kinda models will support the new v. of symbian 4?, i feel it will be predictable

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