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Android, Symbian Expected To Become One OS

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| Nokia-owned Symbian and Google-created Android are destined to be combined to
| provide a single open source operating system for smartphones, an analyst
| firm said Thursday.
|
| The merger of the two operating systems will begin within three to six
| months, driven mostly by the fact that Nokia and Google are pursuing similar
| open source strategies with their respective technology, J. Gold Associates
| said in a research note.
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http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=209600592

It makes little sense. Everything they do is separate, from UI to kernel. Maybe
they can work on cross-platform compatibility, though.

Symbian hints at Google truce for unified platform

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| A single software platform spanning all smartphones would open the floodgates
| to a vast number of applications for business and consumers. If it integrated
| with the PC platform so much the better, allowing developers large and small
| to create software once for millions, eventually billions, of devices. The
| quest for the unified platform has dominated handset news for a couple of
| years, and now there are signs that the two more powerful candidates left
| standing – Symbian and Android – could come together. Google aims to control
| a future unified mobile software architecture by harnessing the interest in
| Linux and open source, to create its as-yet uncommercialized Android system.
| It suffered a severe setback when Nokia took control of the Symbian operating
| system, the most widely installed on high end phones, and put it into an open
| source Foundation.
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http://www.arcchart.com/blueprint/sh...93&qtabs=99999


Recent:

Nokia looks beyond Symbian to Linux

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| With a 47.9 percent stake in Symbian, the leading mobile platform that it
| co-founded in 1998 and which today powers some 206 million mobile phones,
| Nokia has long championed it at the expense of rival platforms such as Linux.
|
| No longer.
|
| The mobile-phone maker is increasingly selecting Linux for Internet-enabled
| mobile devices, with its CFO declaring of Linux, "It's going to be terribly
| important."
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9949262-7.html


Nokia eyes wider usage of Linux in cellphones

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| "It's going to be terribly important," Nokia's Chief Financial Officer Rick
| Simonson told an investor conference when asked about the role of Linux-based
| tablets.
|
| He said the company has been developing the next generation of Linux-based
| products, which are starting to come to the market.
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http://uk.reuters.com/article/techno...07696020080520


Nokia "definitely" preparing Linux-based phones, flavor unknown

http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/20/n...lavor-unknown/
http://tinyurl.com/3usutw


Nokia: Linux to become more popular on Mobile Devices

http://stuff.techwhack.com/3687-nokia-linux


Nokia Income Down but Outlook Rosier

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| Nokia on Thursday reported a net income of €1.1 billion (US$1.75 billion) for
| the second quarter, missing analysts' expectations of €1.26 billion, and down
| 61 percent compared to a year ago.
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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...ok_rosier.html
http://tinyurl.com/6zajn6
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