Symbian S^3 Gets Official, Officially Demoed
Above, you’re looking at a great little video showing off the new Nokia interface for Symbian S^3. There are multitouch gestures to spare, including pinch to zoom, swiping, and scrolling. Nokia also took a page or three from Apple’s Cover Flow for music browsing.
Our favorite parts are the enhanced homescreen widgets:
The Homescreen takes a big step forward with support for multiple pages of widgets and a simple flick gesture to move between them. The widget manager makes discovery and download of new widgets simple and support for multiple instances of a native widget means that consumers can monitor multiple weather forecasts, news feeds, social networking accounts or multiple email accounts simultaneously through a common interface
There is also visual multi-tasking – which takes all your open apps and gives them quick, swipe-able preview and tap-to-close options that definitely call webOS’s card system to mind.
In all, it looks like Nokia is really moving their UI forward in leaps and bounds – sometimes with a little borrowing, but what’s a little borrowing among friends? The platform is also entirely open source.
Nice stuff. We’re live at another Nokia event right now – stay tuned for more!