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  2. 2. CONTENTS :  What is mobile OS ?  Types of mobile OS  Introduction to Symbian OS  History  Evolution in various version of Symbian  Architecture  Features of Symbian OS  Development for Symbian  Comparison b/w Android and Symbian  References  Queries??? 3/13/2014Symbian OS 2
  3. 3. What is Mobile Operating System  An operating system for mobile devices. It is the software platform on top of which other programs, called application programs, can run on mobile devices such as Mobile phones, Smartphones, PDAs (Personal digital assistant), and Handheld Computers. 3/13/2014Symbian OS 3
  4. 4. Different types of OS’s 3/13/2014Symbian OS 4
  5. 5. Introduction • Symbian OS is designed for the mobile phone environment. • It addresses constraints of mobile phones by providing a framework to handle low memory situations. • provides power management model, and a rich software layer implementing industry standards for communications, telephony and data rendering. . 3/13/2014Symbian OS 5
  6. 6. HISTORY  Psion founded by David Potter inn 1980 launched the Psion Organizer, the world's first volume-produced handheld computer in 1984.  In 1991, Psion introduces the EPOC OS (Electronic Piece Of Cheese, according to the legend).  In 1997, Psion Series 5 - the first EPOC32 (32-bit) palmtop.  June 1998 - Symbian is established as a private independent company and is owned by Ericsson, Nokia, Motorola and Psion. From this point onwards has EPOC OS been called Symbian OS. 3/13/2014Symbian OS 6
  7. 7. History cont.…  2000  September - Symbian ships Version 6 of its software platform to licensees.  November - The world's first Symbian OS phone, the Ericsson R380 Smartphone, ships.  2001  June - The world's first open Symbian OS phone became available - the Nokia 9210 Communicator.  November  Nokia introduces the S60 - a licensable UI for Symbian.  The first 2.5G Symbian OS phone, the Nokia 7650, is announced. The 7650 is the first mass-market Symbian phone and it is based on the Nokia S60 reference design. 3/13/2014Symbian OS 7
  8. 8. History cont.…  2002  February - Symbian announces UIQ user interface application for Symbian OS.  October - Samsung licenses Symbian OS for smartphones. World’s top five mobile phone manufacturers now Symbian OS licensees.  December - Fujitsu has completed development of a Symbian OS smartphone for NTT DoCoMo's FOMA 3G network - The F2051.  2003  April - Symbian launches Symbian OS v7.0s at Exposium03.  October - Nokia announces the first "Media" phone, the TV-enabled 7700, based on the new "Series 90". 3/13/2014Symbian OS 8
  9. 9. History cont.…  2004  February - Symbian OS v8.0 is announced.  March - Symbian leads smartphone market.  February 2005 - Symbian OS v9 is announced.  2006  May - 100th commercial phone model ships.  November - 100 million Symbian smartphones shipped. 3/13/2014Symbian OS 9
  10. 10. History cont.…  In June 2008, Nokia announced the acquisition of Symbian Ltd., and a new independent non-profit organization called the Symbian Foundation was established. Symbian OS and its associated user interfaces S60, UIQ and MOAP(S) were contributed by their owners Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Sony Ericsson and Symbian Ltd., to the foundation with the objective of creating the Symbian platform as a royalty-free, open source software, under the OSI- and FSF-approved Eclipse Public License (EPL). The platform has been designated as the successor to Symbian OS, following the official launch of the Symbian Foundation in April 2009. The Symbian platform was officially made available as open source code in February 2010. 3/13/2014Symbian OS 10
  11. 11. History cont.….  Fast ward to 2013, Nokia dumps the Symbian OS after plans to create a new smartphone OS that would be distributed as an open-source was an utter disaster. That was OS was Maemo and ran on the Linux platform. 3/13/2014Symbian OS 11
  12. 12. Evolution in the various versions  EPOC32 (Electronic Piece Of Cheese):Graphical operating system.(1998) Symbian OS 6.0 and 6.1 :Bluetooth was added for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices. (2001). Symbian OS 6.2: (2002) Symbian OS 7.0 : This version added EDGE support and IPV6. (2003) Symbian OS 7.0 :Multimedia framework(2003) Symbian OS 8.0: There are not great evolution has shared some API’s to support 3G.(2004) 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. 3/13/2014Symbian OS 12
  13. 13. 1.Symbian 5.0 -Symbian 5.0 released in 1999 failed to receive much attention at that time. -With Symbian 5.0 devices like users could not only surf the Internet with mobile web browser, send emails or add contacts but also run some apps on the basic of JAVA support. 2.Symbian 6.0 3.Symbian 7.0Nokia 3230 (2003) Nokia 9210 (2001) Ericsson MC218 (1999) 3/13/2014Symbian OS 13
  14. 14. 6.Symbian 9.3 5.Symbian 9.0 4.Symbian 8.0 7.Symbian ^3 Nokia N8 (2010)Nokia N97(2007) Nokia N95 (2005) Nokia 6630 (2004) 3/13/2014Symbian OS 14
  15. 15. 8.Symbian Donna Symbian Donna also known as Symbian Bella FP2 was released in 2012 and turned out to be the last Symbian system available in the market. 3/13/2014Symbian OS 15
  16. 16. Cont.…  Symbian^3:-  Released in the year 2010.  Symbian^3 is an improvement over previous S60 5th Edition and features single touch menus in the user interface, as well as new Symbian OS kernel with hardware-accelerated graphics. 3/13/2014Symbian OS 16
  17. 17. Cont...  Symbian Anna and Symbian Belle:-  Released in the year 2011.  Free-form, differently-sized, live widgets  More home screens  Improved status bar  Modernised navigation  New apps  Informative lock screen  NFC devices 173/13/2014Symbian OS
  18. 18. Architecture 18Architecture of Symbian OS3/13/2014Symbian OS
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  24. 24. Features of Symbian OS  Browsing: full web browser support and WAP stack for mobile browsing  Messaging:Support SMS,MMS,EMS,POP3,IMAP4,SMTP,Standard attachment,fax.  Multimedia:shared access to screen,keyboard,font and bitmap,audio recordingand playback,image related functionalty.  Communication protocol:TCP,IP version 4,IP version 6,USB,bluetooth.  Mobile telephony:abstract API for cellular system.  Data synchronization:support USB and bluetooth links.Transfer file and document.  Security:full length encryption and certification management,certificate based application management.  Most secured and customized and open sourse operating system.  Support diffrent version of mobile 2G,2.5G,3G.  integrated multimode Mobile telephony  Application environment:wide range of application using C++ and Java.  Multi tasking:Multitasking Kernel to support multi tasking.  Robustness:Data intergrity and accept data from user quickly.  Flexible user interface design:Easy to use and understand. 3/13/2014Symbian OS 24
  25. 25. Symbian OS + True multi-tasking operating system + Wide range of available phones (from cheap keypad-based to large touchscreen smartphones) + Still has a big user base, especially in developing countries - More suited for non-touch keypad devices - Slow and outdated - Declining user base Initial partners of Symbian OS 3/13/2014Symbian OS 25
  26. 26. Developing for Symbian 3 options available 3/13/2014Symbian OS 26
  27. 27. Java ME + Easy memory management + Easy to develop + Application can be ported to S40 Asha (Nokia’s feature-phone OS) - Lack of APIs(maps, navigation, UI controls) - Limited access to hardware - Needs certification and signing - Limited subset of Java 3/13/2014Symbian OS 27
  28. 28. Symbian C++ Subset of C++ + Full access to hardware + Low memory footprint + Good profiling and debugging tools - Lack of APIs (maps, navigation, UI controls) - Steep learning curve - Difficult memory management - Needs certification and signing 3/13/2014Symbian OS 28
  29. 29. Qt Framework + Good set of UI controls + Good customization options + Fast to develop + Application can be deployed for MeeGo with minor changes - Large memory footprint on older Symbian versions - Lack of Symbian emulator (although Qt Simulator can simulate Qt on Symbian) - The Mobility package can have some bugs 3/13/2014Symbian OS 29
  30. 30. COMPARSION OF SYMBIAN & ANDROID  1.Operating system: Both have got awesome operating system but the thing is that you can upgrade an android phone ,but you can never upgrade a Symbian phone, all you have to do is go for a new phone. You can upgrade android 1.6 to 2.1 android version but its impossible to upgrade s60v3 to s6ov5.Android vs. Symbian -Android Wins ! 3/13/2014Symbian OS 30
  31. 31. Cont.…  2.Appearance:An android platform provides a better looking appearance the old Symbian OS platform, though in both the cases new themes can be installed. Android phones have got a modern look with a drop down. You will not be able to change the menu style ,the way your videos look and music library looks and how your notes and documents and messages, mms, and phone book looks the way your browser and file manager looks in a Symbian Phone. But all this is possible in a android phone where you can do little shuffle by removing your default file browser and downloading and installing new file browser. Android vs. Symbian -Android Wins ! 3/13/2014Symbian OS 31
  32. 32. Cont.…  3.Processor:The computing power of Android smart phones more than Symbian because the Android newer and more powerful processes with a frequency of 1 GHz (with Symbian to 680 MR). Android has greater screen resolution! This means that more than the display. So, for example, the Android-Smartphone is much more convenient to read and surf the Internet. Memory for some models up to one gigabyte, while Symbian applications are often closed due to lack of memory, Android is trying to use the newest, namely, the graphics processor, the performance of which is 3-4 times greater than that of Symbian. As a result, the Android-Smartphone you can put a very high quality game. Personally, I liked most of all Android phones for this reason. This is the interface; Widgets are all kinds of installation without any issue, multiple desktops. In general, Android can be tailored to the tastes of any user. Android vs. Symbian -Android Wins ! 3/13/2014Symbian OS 32
  33. 33. Cont.…  4.Battery:Symbian was designed for a low energy consumption. Symbian smartphones have a better battery life than Android ones.Talktime in an android phone is lower than that of Symbian. Android vs. Symbian -Symbian Wins  5.Apps: Android phones have more cooler and wider range of apps which you can get directly from by clicking on the PLAY button while Nokia OVI store provides Symbian apps 3/13/2014Symbian OS 33
  34. 34. References : [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] The Symbian OS Architecture Sourcebook – By Ben Morris 3/13/2014Symbian OS 34
  35. 35. QUERIES ?????? 3/13/2014Symbian OS 35