Layar for Symbian launched!

You may think no one cares about Symbian anymore, but you’re wrong. There are still millions of Symbian smartphone owners out there, representing a lucrative market for developers. Layar obviously thinks so as they’ve launched a Symbian version of their augmented reality browser for the platform.

Expect the same/similar functionality the Android and iPhone versions offer on your Symbian device, with tons of layars to choose from. All Symbian^3 phones are supported (Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7) as well as few S60 5th Edition devices (Nokia N97 and N97 mini).

Honestly I’m not sure why it took so long for Layar to release a Symbian client. They already have apps for Android and iPhone, as well as one for Samsung’s “hardly popular” Bada platform (used in Samsung Wave series). Moreover, their fierce competitor metaio announced Symbian app junaio back in October of last year. I guess developing for Symbian isn’t as easy…

Alas, the good thing is that the army of Nokia N8, C7 and soon E7 owners can join the game, too. To download the app to your smartphone, search for “layar” in the Ovi Store or simply click on a link below. Before doing so, Layar suggests updating your firmware to the latest version…

Layar (FREE) [Ovi Store link]

  • Anonymous

    It’ll be interesting to see how slow Layar is on C7/N8/E7. That SoC they are using is very slow.

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