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Symbian, the mobile open source platform of the future?


Nokia announced today its intention to buy Symbian shares it din't already own, and the start of a new Symbian Foundation with the help of other parties interested in Symbian (like AT&T, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Vodafone and others).


Nokia will contribute the Symbian and S60 software to the Symbian Foundation. Sony Ericsson and Motorola also announced their intention to contribute technology from UIQ.


The eventual goal is to propose an open source platform for mobile computing licensed under the EPL.


Although it's only an announcement at this stage, the least we can say is that it's an interesting one. Let's see what materialises, and how this Symbian Foundation and the Open Handset Alliance will do in the future.

06/30/2008 03:02 pm
announcement, symbian, nokia


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