Application Development: 13 Ways Symbian Can Maintain Its Smartphone OS Lead

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-11-02 Print this article Print
13 Ways Symbian Can Maintain Its Smartphone OS Lead

13 Ways Symbian Can Maintain Its Smartphone OS Lead

by Darryl K. Taft
As the Symbian Foundation held its annual developer event in London, it was clear that the foundation is looking at how it can maintain the market share lead it has with smartphones. The Symbian OS is the market leader, and it powers phones from Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola and others. However, competition from other platforms, most notably Android, but also Apple and RIM, presents a growing challenge to the Symbian Foundation and its leader Lee Williams. While Williams has taken swipes at Android and Google, he also knows a key factor to maintaining a leadership role in the smartphone space is to have developers create great apps for your platform. Thus Symbian has ratcheted up its developer outreach.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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