EVOLUTION OF SYMBIAN OS (S60) – EDITIONS AND VERSIONS

Ever wondered why you can’t install an application on your phone which is running perfectly fine on some other symbian phone? Well, the answer lies in the difference between Symbian OS versions. You must know the correct version of your phone’s OS to choose and install the applications accordingly. For example while installing Python (for S60) it is necessary to choose the correct sis or sisx file according to phone’s OS version,otherwise it won’t work. Following is a list of Symbian S60 versions and their corresponding phone models for your reference:

1. Phones based on Series60 1st Edition (Symbian OS v6.1)
Nokia 7650
Nokia 3600, 3650
Nokia 3660, 3620
Nokia N-Gage
Nokia N-Gage QD
Sendo X
Siemens SX1

2. Phones based on S60 2nd Edition (Initial release) and 2nd Edition Feature Pack1 (FP1) (Symbian OS v7.0s)
Nokia 6600 (Initial release)
Nokia 3230 (FP1)
Nokia 6670
Nokia 7610
Nokia 6620
Nokia 6260
Panasonic X800
Samsung D720

3. Phones based on S60 2nd Edition FP2 (Symbian OS v8.0a)
Nokia 6630
Nokia 6680
Nokia 6681
Nokia 6682

4. Phones based on S60 2nd Edition FP3 (Symbian OS v8.1)
Nokia N70

Nokia N72
Nokia N90

5. Phones based on S60 3rd Edition (Symbian OS v9.1)
Nokia E60
Nokia E61
Nokia E70
Nokia 3250
Nokia N71

Nokia N73
Nokia N80

Nokia N91
Nokia N92
Nokia N93

6. Phones based on S60 3rd Edition FP1 (Symbian OS v9.2)
Nokia N95

Nokia N81
Nokia N82
Nokia N77
Nokia E63
Nokia E66
Nokia E71
Samsung i450
Samsung i550
Samsung i520
Samsung i560
Samsung G81
LG JOY

7. Phones based on S60 3rd Edition FP2 (Symbian OS v9.3)
Nokia N96

Nokia N86
Nokia N85
Nokia N79
Nokia N78
Nokia 5730
Nokia E52
Nokia E55
Nokia E71
Nokia E72
Nokia E75
Nokia E73 Mode
Nokia E5-00
Nokia X5-00
Nokia C5-00
Nokia C5-o1
Nokia 6700 Slide
Nokia 6710 Navigator
Nokia 6720 classic
Nokia 6730 classic
Nokia 6760 Slide
Nokia 6788i
Nokia 6790 Slide
Nokia 5730 XpressMusic
Samsung I8510 innov8
Samsung L870

8. Phones based on Symbian S60 5th Edition (Symbian OS v9.4)
Nokia N97 and N97 Mini
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Nokia 5802
Nokia 5230
Nokia 5233
Nokia 5235
Nokia 5530 XM
Nokia X6
Nokia C6
Samsung i8910 Omnia HD
For a more comprehensive list (Including editions of Series 40 and other phones) you may refer to this page. Please leave a comment for any questions or suggestions.
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