Symbian OS Now Open Source, Joins Android

While Symbian has previously seen limited adoption in the past–primarily with Nokia, Sony Ericsson, and Samsung handsets–the OS is now open source and free for all to use, modify, and tweak. Symbian’s parent, the Symbian Foundation, has announced the news officially, so as of now, there won’t be any licensing fee to adopting Symbian. It’s still unclear whether Symbian–and Nokia by proxy–can usurp’s Google’s Android hype, especially here in the US where Symbian has a very small market share among the smartphone operating systems.

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