When Nokia purchased Symbian operating system back in 2008 they had plans to make the platform available as open source… and now they’ve done it.
The transition towards a future of all openness is now all achieved. And that too, few months ahead of schedule says the reports from the official website. For nearly a year, only the kernel was open source. Now the most popular development platform in the world for mobile devices is completely free, under the Eclipse license.
There could now be more decisive and tough competition between Symbian and the Android operating system, developed by Google, since the android code is also open source.
This new change marks and will enable Symbian to enter the U.S. and Asian markets with ease again….