In case you missed it, the newly announced Nokia 5800 XpressMusic aka Tube is running the Symbian OS 9.4 with S60 5th edition on top of it. With this latest release of S60, Nokia is about to make the touch interface a standard among its devices.
But it’s not all about the touch. The S60 5.0 also integrates a number of standards that should help developers create as much content and apps as possible for the platform. Among the things that are supported with the new S60 version are Open C++, Adobe Flash Lite 3, S60 Web Runtime which adds support for S60 Platform Services. Then there’s the sensor framework that provides easy integration for wide range of sensors into vendor’s devices, and enables them and developers to take advantage of sensor data to create new intuitive applications and features.
The S60 5th Edition SDK and tools are already available to download via Forum Nokia, and we’ve no doubts we’ll see tons of cool apps in the coming months for the Tube.
But the new version of S60 is way more important. Knowing Nokia we’ll see bunch of new S60 5.0 powered phones being announced in the coming months. CES and Mobile World Congress are coming and we’ll certainly keep our eyes on the Finnish giant.
Full “S60 5.0 is out” release is available from Nokia’s website.