One of the most widely used operating systems used today in mobile devices is the Symbian operating system. More and more mobile phone makers are using this operating system within their devices. The Symbian operating system has many appealing aspects to it.
The Symbian operating system is compatible with the most recent generation of mobile phone. When the operating system was originally introduced, it brought about significant changes for the wireless communications industry.
Another benefit to using the Symbian operating system is that the overall program is quite small. Therefore, when installed and used on a mobile device, it uses very little memory or storage space. The components of the Symbian operating system include a wide array of comminucation protocols. Graphics support can be provided for the most gifted designers.
The Symbian operating systems features many powerful aspects to its system. For instance, it has a very strong multi-tasking kernel. Data is managed effectively with the Symbian operating system. Users of mobile devices installed with the Symbian operating system handles data in a very quick manner. This is something owners of Symbian mobile phones find rather appealing. Symbian also supports advanced graphics as well as variety of applications. Text messaging as well as multimedia messaging is supported by the Symbian operating system. SMS, EMS, MMS, email and fax messages are easily supported. Mobile devices with the Symbian operating system are also able to use a wider variety of applications and services.
There have been different versions of the Symbian operating system released. The most recent version if Symbian Belle which was designed as an update to the previous version known as Symbian Anna. Symbian Anna was released in April of 2011. Symbian Belle is to be used in four upcoming smartphones made by Nokia. Also, Nokia reported they would update current Symbian devices with the new operating system version as well.