Symbian OS is now open and free

    The source code for the Symbian platform will now be completely open and free starting today. According to Lee Williams, executive director of the company, Symbian is already the dominant operating system, but now software developers have endless possibilities. He also talked about the advantages of Symbian to Android. “Android sources are open by no more than a third. Everything else is closed, ”he said.


    Another advantage of Symbian is that developers will regularly publish a platform development plan, Lee Williams noted.

    The Symbian initiative was launched in June 2008, when Nokia announced that it would buy the rest of the code from other companies and transfer the OS to the Symbian Foundation. Currently, there are over 330 million Symbian phones in the world. They are produced by Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Fujitsu and Sharp.

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