Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Nokia bringing NFC, dual-core support to Symbian OS?

updated 07:45 pm EST, Wed November 16, 2011

Leak sheds light on two upcoming updates

Nokia is reportedly readying two significant updates to its Symbian operating system, enabling handsets to take advantage of the latest hardware features. Screenshots posted on the Spanish-language site SymbianLatino suggest the releases will follow the company's tradition of using female names as monickers, with the first update labeled Carla and the next version referred to as Donna.

Carla is claimed to bring an updated browser, Dolby virtual surround sound and new widgets. The release is also expected to enable manufacturers to integrate near-field communication (NFC) equipment for mobile payments and other features.

Full details surrounding the Donna update remain unclear, though the early report suggests it will be limited to dual-core devices. Donna is also expected to be the final update for the Symbian platform, as Nokia continues its plans to engage the Windows Phone OS.

Carla is said to be released for all current S^3 devices and newer models by late 2012 or early 2013, though the Donna launch time-frame remains unclear. [via My Nokia Blog]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News