"I just came across an interesting analysis of the competitive
landscape for mobile operating systems from Andreas Constantinou, a
technical researcher with a Ph.D. in compression algorithms.
Constantinou heads up Vision Mobile, a market analysis firm focused
on the wireless sector. Among other things, he predicts that
Microsoft may open source much of Windows Mobile, in response to
challenges from an open source Symbian OS, Google's Linux-based
Android platform, and the LiMo platform. Is this likely?
"According to Constantinou: "The Symbian Foundation platform
will be backwards compatible with Symbian OS 9, S60 3rd