Symbian Releases Real-time, one-chip OS

Version 8.0 of the Symbian OS now has real-time capabilities, allowing phone vendors to build one-chip phones. At present, the most popular smart phone platforms, such as Texas Instruments’ OMAP, typically feature two processors: one to handle the radio communications and one to handle the data operating system that the user sees.In the meantime, Nokia has found itself competing with a platform from the company it has just bid to control, Symbian. Symbian’s UIQ division has announced that it would take its pen-based UI – UIQ – which runs on Symbian OS and make a one-handed “penless” version that competes head-on with Nokia’s Series 60, which also runs on the Symbian OS.

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  1. 2004-02-24 7:33 pm