Touch Technology in S60 Operating system


You might remember that a couple of months back we mentioned and showed Nokia’s plan for a touch based phone. Well we have more info. This regards Nokia’s defacto operating system the Symbian S60 and its developments and addition for 2008.

One of this new additions would be the touch user interface in S60 smartphone software offers licensees the opportunity to develop devices with a variety of input methods, whether it is a touch screen with a traditional keypad, touch screen with a qwerty keyboard or touch screen alone, supporting both finger or stylus optimized input, in addition to the range of access options that already exist today. S60 touch user interface comes with support for tactile feedback, which means that there is a physical pulse and feedback when the user taps on the screen.  

Existing S60 3rd Edition applications will run on touch enabled devices unmodified. Tools will be made available for developers to further optimize the touch experience of their applications.  S60 brings sensor support to the platform as a generic solution enabling support for a range of sensors in S60 devices. Check out this video that Nokia showed us on the potentials of their Touch UI. 

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