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Symbian OS goes open source

Feb 04, 2010, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Betts)

[ Thanks to Smartphone Daily for this link. ]

"Symbian has annouced that it has completed the migration of its entire platform to open source. The move, which was completed four months ahead of schedule, now makes billions of dollars of code available to developers for free.

"The plan to make Symbian open source was first announced back in 2008 when Nokia acquired the company. It was an apparent response to Google's entrance into the smartphone market with its own open source platform, Android. In the intervening couple of years Symbian has been losing mindshare, if not market share, to rival smartphone platforms, and they will be hoping this move ushers in a new generation of support and development for the platform."

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