7/13/2006 2:43:00 PM
Symbian speeds up
Symbian is to speed up just about everything about using a mobile phone with a new version of its operating system.
The improvements will mean an end to the frustrating wait for smartphones to switch on or load software programmes. They will also mean music and data files will be transferred to and from PCs more quickly with USB 2.0 support.
Version 9.3 of Symbian OS includes support for Wi-Fi and HSDPA, which allows data transfers at least five times faster than 3G.
The first devices using Symbian OS 9.3 are expected to reach the market next year. Nokia uses Symbian OS for all its smartphones, while Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG, Motorola and most other manufacturers license the software for use in some of their devices.