Symbian users have some interesting news to be happy about. Rumour has it that a new feature pack is going to be launched for users with Nokia Belle operating system. The new Feature Pack 2 will be launched for Nokia 603, 700 and Nokia 701. Nokia PureView too will get the update.
Belle Feature pack 1 came with some interesting features. It brought about sufficient improvements in the browsers speed and the overall performance of the device. Browser efficiency was bumped from 157 points to 212 points. So with the latest feature pack this will still be bumped and the expected figure is 242 points. This will make the performance in tally with other android devices out there in the market and better than certain Windows phone operating system versions.
Symbian was the most preferred platform and was very widely used till the advent of the latest generation operating systems. But still Symbian developers are trying to squeeze out maximum performance and efficiency out of these platforms via these updates. One thing that prevented users from opting for Symbian is their limited application availability.
All the rest of the feature like media play back, user interface etc was the best in the lot. As Nokia is now depending on Windows operating systems and is promoting as the OS for the future, the fate of Symbian is at stake. But still Nokia is churning out phones like PureView with the Symbian OS. These are cutting edge phones that can take on their android counter parts.
The presence of a 41 mega pixel camera in Nokia PureView is definitely a head turner. So if the Symbian operating system is tweaked in such a way that it would get as much attention as the imaging device then we can expect a comeback for the same. Also the third party application support has to be increased. Presently it cannot hold a candle against millions of applications available in android stores.
This alone is a major inhibiting factor for many prospective buyers of Symbian phones. If Nokia can deal with this setback and offer PureView phone at a very competitive and affordable price tag then it will be a very lethal combination for other manufacturers and operating systems. Let’s hope that all these things would get straight in the near future or else we may not see much of Symbian OS.