Nokia is putting 500 million euros into research and development projects, including Symbian Foundation, which backs the development of Nokia's open-source mobile OS.
Now Nokia can hire some dedicated programmers to tweak the Symbian code and get the OS to stand up properly to Google's open-source Android, and eventually Apple's famously intuitive iPhone OS.
This makes two of the three main mobile platforms open-source, which can only mean good things in terms smooth-running systems and the availability of diverse third-party apps. Wonder how Microsoft and Windows Mobile 6.5 (which is shaping up to sound pretty awesome) will cope?
Original story at Computer World UK