Open-source Symbian OS to take on Android and iPhone OS?

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

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