Nokia Is still believing that its old warhorse Symbian can still give the New-Gen Os from Apple, Android[google] a run for its money.
That’s the reason that Nokia has come up with Symbian^3 & Symbian^4.
Symbian for long has been the dominating force in the Mobile OS Market, with its wide range of Application & Themes & Nokia Hope that with Symbian^3 & Symbian^4 it continues the trend to be ahead of competition.
An improved user experience
There are a range of user experience improvements in Symbian^3, incremental enhancements that make Symbian-based devices easier and more enjoyable to use.
Single tap interaction model – no more “tap to select, tap again to action”. Consistent roll-out of a “single tap” paradigm throughout the touch UI removes the need for double tapping anywhere in the user interface, delivering a more immediate and direct user experience. The implementation includes framework changes that allow 3rd party applications to benefit easily.
Multi-touch gesture support (for things like drag, flick and pinch-to-zoom) comes to many applications, including the Homescreen, Photos and the video player. Any application can integrate support for gestures by taking advantage of the framework and the set of gestures recognised can be customised and extended by device creators.
Better memory management, achieved through writeable data paging, leaves more free RAM for applications.
A faster UI – the Symbian^3 user interface uses the new graphics architecture to great effect to ensure that devices feel snappy and responsive.