Nokia makes Symbian source code open

By on April 2, 2011
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Master code for Nokia’s popular mobile operating system now available to development partners.

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On its official blog, Nokia announced that they have published the most recent master code for Symbian, its popular mobile operating system, to their platform development partners. The Finnish company also said that the Symbian Foundation has now been replaced by “an open and direct model from Nokia”.

“Our plan is for Windows Phone to be our primary smartphone strategy. While Nokia and Microsoft are working on a definitive agreement between the two companies and we have begun working on product collaboration, Nokia plans to ship at least 150 million Symbian smartphones and to continue deliver innovation and software updates to the platform. To achieve all of this, we need the collaboration with our platform development partners and continue to value an open way of working,” said Petra Soderling, head of open source, Symbian.

Soderling also confirmed that Nokia will no longer refer to the system software in number increments (^3 or^4), instead will keep delivering to the unified Symbian platform with continuous updates and innovations supplied to both partners and customers.


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