Main topics Introduction Platform Software development Overall evaluation By Parimal Patel,CSE dept.
1. Introduction Symbian’s Introduction The Smartphone operating system Symbian OS is produced by the software development and licensing company Symbian Ltd. Symbian Ltd was established in June 1998 and is headquartered in Southwark in the UK, and the current CEO is Nigel Clifford. By Parimal Patel,CSE dept.
We had in mind Symbian’s background, the whole history and development behind this operating system, his capabilities, security, performance and so on.
Hardware support and connectivity were, as well, one of our research points.
The native language of the Symbian OS is C++, there for, our research will passes through the programming languages that can be used on Symbian.
The advantages and limitations will be the last tasks we’ll talk about. By Parimal Patel,CSE dept.
2. Platform 2.1 Hardware Computer Hardware Requirements: (minimum) CPU: 1.2GHz processor, x86 architectureMonitor: 1024 x 768-pixel screen, 16-bit colorMemory: 512MBHard drive: 200 MB of free disk space Telephone Hardware Requirements: A Symbian-able smartphone is needed, not every phone can run Symbian as OS. By Parimal Patel,CSE dept.
2. Platform 2.2 Operating System(s) Computer Software: Most of todays PC are suitable to run the required programs for developing for Symbian. Telephone Software:
Symbian OS 9.1: Change of version 1.2 for the Bluetooth has version 2.0 where the difference is the introduction of an Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) for faster data transfer.
Symbian OS 9.3: The WIFI 802.11 and the HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) appear on Symbian OS.
Symbian Os 9.5:This last version includes native-support for mobile digital television broadcasts in DVB-H and ISDB-T formats and also location services.
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2. Platform 2.4 Security The Symbian security model can be broken down into three main modules: Trusted Computing Base (TCB)Kernel, file system and software installer. Data Caging Protects executables and data files of applications. CapabilitiesDefine what the application can and cannot do. Capabilities: Four types of capabilites: - Open to all - Granted by the user at installation time - Granted through Symbian Signed - Granted by the manufacturer By Parimal Patel,CSE dept.
2. Platform Signing an application - Open Signed - Express Signed - Certified Signing ( Symbian Signed ) By Parimal Patel,CSE dept.
2. Platform 2.5 Architecture By Parimal Patel,CSE dept.
3. Software development By Parimal Patel,CSE dept.
3. Software development 3.2 IDE and Tools What is IDE* ? An IDE is a software application that allows the computer programmer to develop software for a certain platform. An IDE normally has a: source editor, compiler and/or interpreter anddebugger. *Integrated Development Environment or also known as integrated design environment or integrated debugging environment. By Parimal Patel,CSE dept.
3. Software development What tools are needed: By Parimal Patel,CSE dept.
Programing languages Symbian OS offers a choice of programming languages to the developer. Symbian OS is written in C++ , and this is therefore regarded as its primary programming language. By Parimal Patel,CSE dept.
Programing languages Java 2nd the most important programing language on Symbian OS.
Others programing languages which you can use on Symbian;
JavaSript, Assembler,WMLScript,C# , Visual Basic, OPL and so on… By Parimal Patel,CSE dept.
Symbian OS is still the “leading figure” in the smartphones market and according to Gartner Symbian’s market share is still the majority with a trend to decline.
Symbian - open source software platform
Nokia’s buying the rest of Symbian that it doesn’t already own, and will then create the Symbian Foundation, in collaboration with a number of other companies, and make Symbian royalty-free and open-source.
Implications to the other OS
The Symbian Foundation stirs up the future of the open mobile platform space. It does seem fair to draw the conclusion that the Symbian Foundation puts the Symbian platform in a stronger position and this will negatively affect the other players. By Parimal Patel,CSE dept.