Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is moving closer to the release of a new version of the Symbian platform, supposedly set to arrive on devices under the name of Carla.Following a wide range of rumors on this platform release, alleged screenshots with the platform have made an appearance on the Internet.
Through them, we can make a better idea of what the OS will have to offer to those who own Symbian Belle-based devices from Nokia.
Said screenshots emerged over at Nokianesia, which claims that Symbian^3 phones won’t receive the update.
Nokia Carla is meant for handsets such as the Nokia 700, 701 and the 603, as well as the Nokia 808 PureView that was made official in February during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Unfortunately, the owners of Nokia N8, E7, C7, and C6-01 devices won’t get the chance to enjoy the capabilities that this new software update will deliver to them.
Among the details that said leaked screenshots with the Nokia Carla OS unveil, there's a new on-screen QWERTY keyboard, along with a new version of the Nokia Browser.
The on-screen QWERTY keyboard has been adopted from Windows Phone, while the Nokia Browser tasted a series of UI improvements.
Moreover, there are some Lock screen changes as well, such as the lack of an Unlock Button and a new Swipe to unlock method.
Other enhancements include an upgraded Music Player with a new UI, along with a modified interface for the Option screen, to bring it in line with Meego Harmattan.
These details are similar to what was previously rumored for the upcoming Nokia Carla, and might prove real in the end, though we’ll take them with a grain of salt for the time being.
The new platform is expected to become available as a software update for existing devices sometime in the fourth quarter of the year. It might get loaded on new devices starting with the third quarter.