Symbian Mobile OS Aims To Boost Performance

New version of smartphone operating system facilitates advanced device features without driving up hardware requirements.

March 29, 2007

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Symbian debuted a new version of its smartphone operating system this week that promises to improve system performance and support the latest device features while reducing memory, processor and battery capacity requirements.

Symbian OS 9.5 includes memory-optimization capabilities, such as demand paging and automatic RAM de-fragmentation, which the company claims can cut RAM requirements by more than 25 percent. This makes it possible for users to run more applications simultaneously, Symbian said.Handset manufacturers may be able to lower their production costs by making phones with less memory that still provide features comparable to phones running earlier OSs, according to the vendor. The OS also improves support for features including Wi-Fi to 3G roaming, digital TV and location-based services.

Symbian said phones running on the latest version of its OS will boot up more quickly and applications including browsers and e-mail will launch as much as 75 times faster.


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