Open Source Symbian

When Nokia bought Symbian in 2008, nobody had any reason to believe their thoughts were anywhere near Open Source. Parts of the Symbian platform have been Open Source for quite some time and other portions have slowly been released.

Symbian, maker of the the world’s most popular mobile operating system, has just completed the transition to a completely open platform months ahead of schedule. While the kernel was opened up last year, the entire platform is now open source, primarily under the Eclipse Public License. By putting Symbian fully in the public domain, the Symbian Foundation is pitting it against Google’s Android.


Symbian Opens Up
Symbian Completes Transition To Open Source



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  4. Symbian problems and changes « Tomi Engdahl’s ePanorama blog says:

    [...] and taking the development to it’s own hands. This sounds pretty much like the end of the open source Symbian era. Symbian Developer web site is closing on December 17th. So if you want something from this [...]

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia saying final farewell to Symbian this summer

    The Financial Times reports that Nokia will send its final shipments of Symbian handsets to store shelves this summer.

    Their Windows Phone shipments only surpassed their Symbian shipments in Q4 2012 and Nokia still shipped 500,000 of the handsets in Q1 this year. It was thought by many that that quarter would be the last the devices will appear.

  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    For Developers: Re-Up of Symbian Development tools

    Sadly Nokia recently removed all Qt and Symbian Development tools

    But luckily I created a backup of the most intresting files


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