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Nokia takes Symbian in-house

Ben Parfitt
Nokia takes Symbian in-house

The Symbian Foundation has announced plans to "transition the role of the non-profit organisation".

Which means... what? According to its announcement, the Foundation will become "a legal entity responsible for licensing software and other intellectual property, such as the Symbian trademark".

That means Nokia will take on development of the Symbian OS in-house, although it has promised to make this "available to the ecosystem via an alternative direct and open model".

Still a bit hazy? It seems some Symbian Foundation board members have cut their funding for the platform, judging by executive director Tim Holbrow's statement.

For a detailed analysis, head over to ME.

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Tags: nokia , Development , symbian , transition , in-house

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