As recent news stated Symbian ^4 will not be released but instead updates will be released for Symbian ^3 and the platform will evolve into what should have become Symbian ^4 at some point.
Also stated in the comments on conversations.nokia.com is that Orbit Ui (Ui Extensions for mobile) (Uiemo) has been discontinued in favour of native Qt and Qt Quick.
I don’t know what to think about this yet but at least there are not two competing Frameworks for Ui development anymore (Meego Touch Framework and Orbit).
Just a short status update on some infos/vids/… that I recently found on the web:
- There’s a possibility of a PR 1.3 for Maemo (see: maemo forum)
- Ovi Maps 3.06 Beta has been released and features some nice things – but it still does not support the N900 -.-
- Meego seems to be progressing quite nicely – at least it seems to work MUCH better than the snapshots I tried two or three weeks ago: see this vid (chinese sound)
- the Nokia N8 and the E7 look REALLY good – even if they are Symbian – but Symbian ^3 is already a BIG step forward in comparison to Symbian ^1 as shipped with the Nokia 5800 – and it of course features all those nice things which other platforms (maemo) are still lacking – like full PC Suite support, …
That’s about it from the technical side… Beside of that there were some interesting private developments but those are to be asked in private 😉
Cya next time
PS: I’m really proud of myself – never before kept blogging that long in a row 🙂