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Nokia Makes Symbian Source Code Available Again

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Mar 31, 2011, 7:44 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Nokia has posted the entire source code for the Symbian platform to its developer web site. Nokia is providing access to the code now that the Symbian Foundation is closed. Registered developers may access the code, as well as development toolkits, in order to create applications for the Symbian platform. Nokia says it still plans to ship 150 million Symbian-based phones in the next 18 months, even though it has switched to Microsoft's Windows Phone platform as its future smartphone system.

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ibnturab

Apr 2, 2011, 6:35 PM

Too little too late

Why would anyone want to develop any software for an OS that all the mobile companies dropped ?
As far as the smartphone conversation, symbian is definately a smart OS. It works great for non-touch devices. Anyone that has used an n95 or similar nokia device knows that symbian is a good OS when combined with the right hardware. However, symbian on the nokia touch devices was not so hot.
The n8 is a very capable piece of Hardware, but the OS is just lacking. But at this point, it biggest weakness is the lack of available apps. Everyone wants apps and everyone has them except nokia. I don't know if windows will fix nokia's problems. MS has little to lose in this market while NOkia has everyone on the line. I don't understand why they could...
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ibnturab said:
Everyone wants apps and everyone has them except nokia.


except nokia and palm..i mean HP?
Pilgrim7

Mar 31, 2011, 8:32 AM

Stubborn Nokia

Nokia will not get anywhere if keeps tied to the past -The Glory Days of old when it ruled the mobile market-.
'...Nokia still plans to ship 150 million Symbian-based phones in the next 18 months...' and I hope these phones Nokia is talking about are feature phones, because let's be honest: A phone running Symbian (Even if it a tremendous piece of hardware) is not a smartphone.

Why Nokia hasn't worked hard enough to compete with an operating system like Android or iOS is beyond me. And with its alliance with Redmond's abomination, I behold a splendid ship sinking slowly.

Post Scriptum: Nokia is surely desperate. If not, look at the news: Nokia suing Apple again Over Patents. #EpicFail
Pilgrim7 said:
let's be honest: A phone running Symbian (Even if it a tremendous piece of hardware) is not a smartphone.

I'm curious as to what it is you think a smartphone should be able to do that I cannot do on ...
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well they spent a grip when they bought symbian, so of course they're stubborn to dump it altogether. it needs a MAJOR facelift, at the very least. symbian 60 is a great feature phone OS...not much else going for it at this point.
 
 
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