Nokia Carla OS Screenshots Leaked, Reveal Swipe To Unlock


Nokia Carla OS Screenshots Leaked, Reveal Swipe To Unlock

Nokia is working hard on a new firmware update for their in-house made operating system, their nearly dead Symbian OS. Nokia Belle was a pleasant surprised and Carla is expected to drop anytime soon. As you can see for yourself the codenames chosen by the Finland-based company chose are easier to remember, unlike S^3, for example.

It was officially announced that Symbian Carla firmware update will be rolled out for Nokia 700, Nokia 701, Nokia 808 PureView (the amazing smartphone with 41 megapixel camera introduced at Mobile World Congres 2012) and Nokia 603. The Nokia N8, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7 and Nokia E7 owners have no particular reason to cheer, as Symbian Belle update will not be rolled out for the four above mentioned smartphones.

The first unofficial screen captures of the Symbian Carla update have hit the web and you can check them in the gallery below. Nokia brought a few visual and functional improvements for their new operating system release.

Some of the new visual improvements of the new Symbian Carla, which will be officially called Nokia Carla, are a reminiscent of Windows Phone, especially the new virtual keyboard, writes PhoneArena.

Besides the new virtual QWERTY keyboard, the Nokia Carla firmware update brings a new lock screen, as the classic unlock button was replaced by a left to right swipe gesture. The music player was improved, while the setting menu reminds us of MeeGo. The Nokia browser was also tweaked and now brings a better user interface and probably faster browsing speeds.

But what is with that Android background out there? Maybe it’s the sign that the whole story was made-up, so Symbian-lovers don’t get pop the champagne bottle yet.

Nokia Carla update will be released in the second half of the year. The biggest disappointment is that the Finn’s Symbian-based cameraphone, Nokia N8 will not receive the Carla update. Maybe the Finland-based company hopes that the N8 owners will purchase their new ultimate cameraphone, Nokia 808 Pureview.

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