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Symbian's new mobile-app role

With an acquisition and a new foundation, Nokia casts the operating system into the limelight hogged by iPhone and Android.

With an acquisition and a new foundation, Nokia casts Symbian into the limelight hogged by Apple's iPhone and Google Android.

Symbian deal a catalyst for smartphone competition

World's leading smartphone operating system will evolve into an open-source consortium to meet challenges posed by upstarts determined to carve out their own niche.
(Posted in One More Thing by Tom Krazit)
June 24, 2008 2:28 PM PDT

Nokia grabs its future with Symbian buy

Nokia and other industry players hope to create a stronger defense against Apple's popular iPhone, Google's pending Android phone and Microsoft's mobile operating system, analysts say.
(Posted in News Blog by Dawn Kawamoto)
June 24, 2008 8:36 AM PDT

The move by Nokia and allies to spur the development of mobile Web applications is seen as a major strike against Google and its nascent Android platform.
(By David Meyer of ZDNet UK)
une 24, 2008 6:53 AM PDT

Symbian goes open-source. What now for mobile Linux?

Nokia's move may completely refactor the mobile industry's rising affection for Linux--developers already know Symbian and are likely to redouble their efforts there.
(Posted in The Open Road by Matt Asay)
June 24, 2008 4:55 AM PDT

Nokia to buy Symbian outright, starts app effort

Along with plans to take 100 percent control of the operating-system maker, Nokia unveils the Symbian Foundation, which is set to create a platform for mobile Web applications.
(Posted in News Blog by Jonathan Skillings)
June 24, 2008 3:35 AM PDT

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Report: No Android until fourth quarter

Google's hyped mobile operating system won't be available until late this year, according to a report. With the iPhone 3G on the way, are developers losing interest?
(Posted in News Blog by Caroline McCarthy)
June 23, 2008 5:50 AM PDT

Apple unveils iPhone 2, both phone and business

Everyone knew the iPhone 3G was coming, but Apple quietly changed the way the iPhone is sold Monday, in addition to releasing a next-generation product.
(Posted in One More Thing by Tom Krazit)
June 9, 2008 6:22 PM PDT