Symbian Operating System (OS)

Symbian OS is one of Nokia's mobile operating systems for mobile devices and smartphones, with associated librariesuser interface, frameworks and reference implementations of common tools, originally developed by Symbian Ltd.[3] It is a descendant of Psion's EPOC and runs exclusively on ARM processors, although an unreleased x86 port existed. In 2008, the former Symbian Software Limited was acquired by Nokia and a new independent non-profit organisation called the Symbian Foundation was established. Symbian OS and its associated user interfaces S60UIQ and MOAP(S) were contributed by their owners to the foundation with the objective of creating the Symbian platform as a royalty-free, open source software. The platform has been designated as the successor to Symbian OS, following the official launch of the Symbian Foundation in April 2009. The Symbian platformwas officially made available as open source code in February 2010.[4] Devices based on Symbian OS accounted for 36.6% of smartphone sales in 2010 Q3[5]. Some estimates indicate that the cumulative number of mobile devices shipped with the Symbian OS up to the end of Q2 2010 is 385 million[6]. Go to article
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