Symbian announced the launch of Symbian OS v9.5. It is designed to deliver a scalable mobile operating system for the global market. Symbian OS v9.5 was developed by Symbian OS licensees and its user interface platform partners MOAP, S60 and UIQ. Symbian OS v9.5 gives smartphones the possibility to run on feature phone hardware due to performance improvements and reductions in memory, processor and battery. Demand paging and automatic RAM de-fragmentation reduce average RAM usage in excess of 25 percent.
These features enable faster device start-up time, faster start-up time of popular applications such as browser, email and navigation by up to 75%, as well as improvements on highly competitive battery life of Symbian smartphones.
Symbian OS v9.5 with support for digital TV and location-based services (LBS) makes it cheaper and easier to bring these services to the mass market.
Symbian OS v9.5 in Symbian smartphones will have advanced camera featuring similar to standalone digital cameras. The 35 new camera features support for tilt sensors, preset image enhancements, panorama stitching, and red-eye reduction.
New Symbian smartphones will give users more productive and cost effectiveness with Wi-Fi to 3G connection roaming. For professionals there is push-email and VoIP run over Wi-Fi when in the office and automatically switch to 3G when on the move.
Better support for large database search performances is possible with Symbian OS v9.5 contacts hosted in SQL, to store thousands of contacts in the phones.
There is Brahmic script in Symbian OS v9.5 that makes Symbian OS support of languages to encompass 99% of the world's countries and global standards including HSPDA, HSUPA and DVB-H as well as ISDB-T, thus Symbian OS is the only global mobile operating system for both mass market and high-end mobile phones.