Nokia readies Symbian 2 to beat Android

by admin July 18, 2009 at 7:06 pm

The war on the open platforms set to hot up

The Symbian Foundation, owned by Nokia, is readying the release of an open source version of its mobile OS, as well as an application store framework for its customers.

The new service, apparently dubbed Symbian ^2, is due in the coming weeks as a beta release, and will be used in an attempt to slow the acceleration of Google’s Android.

The SF has been quietly working on the open source platform and when it launches, it will come with a framework that will allow users to formulate their own application stores called Horizon.

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