Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 23:10 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Under an initiative sponsored by the European Commission, the Symbian platform was this week endorsed by the Artemis Joint Technology Initiative and specifically identified as a unique technology that is a vital focus for European-centric mobile software development. As a result, a total investment of over EUR 22 million has been committed to the development of next generation technologies for the Symbian platform. This development project is being led by the Symbian Foundation as part of a consortium of major European technology organisations. The consortium is made up of 24 organisations from 8 European countries, comprising major mobile device manufacturers, hardware and service integration professional services, major consumer electronics companies, mobile network operators, application developers, universities and research institutions."
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RE[2]: Is this necessary?
by ozonehole on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 06:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Is this necessary?"
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The Symbian platform is open source.

Thanks, I stand corrected.

But I still think that Android (or maybe Meego) makes more sense. Trying to upgrade Symbian looks like a duplication of effort. Symbian's main value for me, right now, is that it's fine for a simple low-end phone where Android would be overkill.

I guess the EC has too much money to burn.

Edited 2010-11-03 06:55 UTC

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