Nokia Makes Symbian Source Code Available Again
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.
Google to Remove Oracle's Code from Android
Google plans to take Oracle's proprietary Java code out of the Android operating system. Rather than rely on Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK), Google will switch to the OpenJDK.
Google Open Sources Chrome for iOS
Google today said it has made an open source version of its Chrome browser for iOS available to developers. Google says today's news is the result of year's worth of work.
Microsoft Makes Branding Change Official
Microsoft today indicated its branding transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia is progressing as planned. Microsoft has slowly been rebranding apps, services, and web sites from Nokia to Microsoft.
Microsoft Open-Sources iOS App Porting Tool
Microsoft today said its Windows Bridge for iOS application is moving to open source. Windows Bridge is the tool developers need to port iOS apps to the Windows platform.
Microsoft Hands Off Nokia Phone App Store to Opera
Microsoft today announced that Opera Software will soon provide the default app store for older Nokia handsets. Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, the Opera Mobile Store will replace the Nokia Store on devices running the Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha, and Nokia X operating systems.
Too little too late
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...
Everyone wants apps and everyone has them except nokia.
except nokia and palm..i mean HP?
'...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
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 ...