For an operating system in the midst of its death throes, Symbian is still receiving an admirable level of support. We’re still waiting for Belle updates for many of the phones that didn’t arrive with it already installed, but they’ll be coming in due time. Past that, though, what does the future hold for Symbian? A leaked slide suggests that at least two more updates are in the works, to arrive as Symbian Carla and Symbian Donna.
This is not the most ideal form a leak could come in, since we’re dealing with not only a very blurry image, but one that happens to be written in Spanish, as well. We’ll have to rely on the eyes of some native speakers over at Symbian Latino to try to work-out the words for us, but after getting their analysis and translating, we’re left with a basic feature run-down for the two releases.
According to the slide, Symbian Carla will update the system’s browser to version 8.0, but there are no details on what improvements that change may bring. Support for Dolby surround sound is claimed, as are new widget and NFC functionality; again, we don’t yet know the details of these features.
Symbian Donna, on the other hand, will supposedly bring dual-core support to the operating system. About a year ago, Nokia was talking dual-core handsets and when Symbian might see them. Although a 2011 arrival was possible, Nokia made it clear that 2012 was also an option; that’s looking to be the case now.