Eyeing Android, Symbian Opens Up

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – When the Symbian Foundation announced the opening up of its namesake smartphone platform on Thursday, it caused a major shift not just in the mobile landscape but also in the FOSS world. Announced by Nokia back in 2008, the transition of the leading platform from proprietary code to open source was completed four months ahead of schedule and is the largest in software history, the foundation said. "The development community is now empowered to shape the future of the mobile industry," said Lee Williams, the Symbian Foundation's executive director. (General)