Symbian^4 Will Break S60 App Compatibility

And this is actually a good thing. Why? Because it means a major Symbian UI redesign is on the way.

TamsS60 spoke with Symbian Foundation rep David Wood, who explained that theyre killing the Avkon UI engine, in favor of Qt, meaning there will be a binary break when it comes to S60 apps. The term "revolutionary" was also thrown around with regard to UI changes. All hope isn't lost yet, Symbian fanboys. Then again, we're probably gonna have to wait another year (at least) for this. [TamsS60 via Engadget Mobile via BGR]