Web Browser for S60
Developer(s)Nokia
Stable release
8.3.2
Operating systemSymbian OS
PlatformS60 platform
LicenseBSD
Websitebrowser.nokia.com (offline)

Nokia Browser for Symbian (formerly known as Web Browser for S60) was the default web browser for the S60 and Symbian mobile phone platform.[1] The browser is based on a port of Apple Inc.'s open-source WebCore and JavaScriptCore frameworks which form the WebKit rendering engine that Apple uses in its Safari Web browser.[2][3]

History

The first version in 2002 was lacking support for the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and Wireless Markup Language (WML) and Adobe Flash Lite. s60 version 2 introduced support for WAP and WML.[4] Hence the Nokia Services (WAP) browser was the default browser on initial device shipments of this platform.

Nokia announced porting WebKit to the S60 Browser in June 2005,[5] and made it available in November.[2] At the 2006 World Wide Web Conference, Nokia announced that it was releasing the source code for its port of WebKit back to the community.[6]

Browser

It supports:

Drawbacks:

S60v3 Browser (1 April 2006)

It supports:

Nokia Browser 7.0

Nokia Browser 7.0 is supported on S60 5th Edition devices.

This version supports all of the features of prior to the Nokia Browser 7 releases, as well as the following additional features:

Nokia Browser 7.1

Nokia Browser 7.1 is supported on S60 3rd and 5th Edition devices.

New features:

Drawbacks:

Nokia Browser 7.2 (Symbian^3)

The Nokia Browser 7.2 is supported on Symbian^3 and S60 (3rd and 5th Edition) platform devices.

New features:[10]

Nokia Browser 7.3 (Symbian Anna)

Nokia Browser 7.3 is pre-installed on Symbian Anna devices (like the Nokia E6 and Nokia X7). Browser 7.3 is also available to Symbian^3 devices (Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7, Nokia E7, Nokia N8) as part of the upgrade from Symbian^3 to Symbian Anna. Some S60 3rd Edition and S60 5th Edition devices received the updated browser in the form of firmware updates.[11] This version brings a touch-optimized user interface in addition to better web standards support and improved performance.

New features include:

Nokia Browser 7.4 (Nokia Belle)

Nokia Browser 7.4 is pre-installed on Nokia Belle devices (Nokia 600, Nokia 603, Nokia 700, Nokia 701). Browser 7.4 is also available to Symbian^3/Anna devices as part of the upgrade from Symbian Anna to Nokia Belle.[13]

Browser 7.4 added support for the following features:[14]

Additionally, the user interface is changed in comparison to v7.3 as follows:

Nokia Browser 8.3 (Nokia Belle)

Come with Nokia Belle FP2 (Nokia 603, Nokia 700, Nokia 701, Nokia 808)

See also

References

  1. ^ Nokia Browser for Smartphones
  2. ^ a b Nokia PR (2 November 2005). "Nokia introduces a new Web browser for S60 3rd Edition". press.nokia.com. Retrieved 21 March 2007.
  3. ^ "Nokia Developer - S60WebKit". Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
  4. ^ Eldar Murtazin (28 December 2006). "Description Nokia Web Browser S60 (OSS Browser)". mobile-review.com. Retrieved 21 March 2007.
  5. ^ Nokia PR (13 June 2005). "Nokia develops a new browser for Series 60 by using open source software". press.nokia.com. Retrieved 21 March 2007.
  6. ^ Nokia PR (24 May 2006). "Nokia releases 'Web Browser for S60' engine code to open source community". press.nokia.com. Archived from the original on 28 February 2007. Retrieved 21 March 2007.
  7. ^ S60 Browser 7.1 - Nokia Developer Community - Discussions Archived 21 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Developer.nokia.com. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
  8. ^ Nokia N97 Mini Exclusive Hands-On Review. Techie-buzz.com (21 February 2010). Retrieved 2013-10-23.
  9. ^ Browser version-specific information Archived 13 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Developer.nokia.com (22 February 1999). Retrieved 2013-10-23.
  10. ^ "Nokia Browser 7.2". Browser version-specific information. Nokia Developer. 2 November 2011. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  11. ^ Browser and Maps updates for many S60 3rd Edition and S60 5th Edition phones. Allaboutsymbian.com (29 June 2011). Retrieved 2013-10-23.
  12. ^ All About Symbian - Symbian Anna roll out has started
  13. ^ (in Dutch) Home - Nokia - Nederland. Europe.nokia.com. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
  14. ^ Browser 7.4.x. Developer.nokia.com (22 February 1999). Retrieved 2013-10-23.