Remember Symbian? It’s still alive and kicking in spite of Nokia’s (s nok) fascination with Maemo. Seriously, Symbian has got nothing to worry about as Nokia has made it clear they are still 100 percent behind the platform. Well, except for that portion of the company that is now behind Maemo. In any event, third party companies are still developing apps for Symbian, and the Skyfire browser has just opened up a new version for the platform.
The new Skyfire 1.5 has performance improvements, along with some totally new features (from the press release):
- Finger friendly UI: A new, intuitive, and finger friendly UI for high resolution touchscreen devices provides an easier browsing experience.
- Smooth Scrolling: Kinetic scrolling has been enabled to Skyfire. Pan or flick the screen to move in any direction smoothly on touchscreen.
- Full screen mode: For touchscreen, browse in full screen mode with no UI elements on the screen for maximum page visibility.
- Auto-Rotate: Browse in portrait or landscape mode with a simple change of the device orientation.
Skyfire 1.5 supports both Symbian S60 Third Edition and S60 Fifth Edition, and can be downloaded here. Skyfire is the mobile browser that does page rendering on the Skyfire servers, making for fast performance and the ability to display virtually any web page just like on the desktop.