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[3]: technology socialism?
by Radio on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 16:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: technology socialism?"
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What are the limitations of Symbian?

The "mobile linux" on the other hand is a mess: Google had to fork the kernel, and embedded linux variants are so difficult to come by that Intel had to set up and fund the Yocto project ( to try to clear the field. Also, yes, linux is badly optimised for this type of use: it sips juice all the time with constant calls and, still, after many years of difficult efforts, lacks efficient, reliable, convincing real-time abilities that would allow for a perfectly responsive interface on limited hardware (...heck, even on desktop, linux has responsivity problems).

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