Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Nokia buys Symbian to form open-source Android killer | Tech News on ZDNet

I don't know the extent to which there was a Google-related stimulus/response in this context, but it's possible...

The mobile open-source world suddenly has a very major new player, after it emerged on Tuesday that the Symbian, Series 60, UIQ and MOAP platforms are to be merged into an open-sourced platform to rival Google's much-feted Android Open Handset Alliance project.

The major immediate difference for companies that deal with Symbian will be that they no longer have to pay a license fee to the company for using the platform.

Nokia buys Symbian to form open-source Android killer | Tech News on ZDNet

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