Nokia announced that it is all but finished with the transfer of the open-source Symbian platform source code to the community.
promised, Nokia is making the latest version of the Symbian platform source
code available to its platform development partners.
touted its intent
to deliver the entirety of its open-source operating
system environment to the community. And now nearly all of the source code has
been uploaded to collab.symbian.nokia.com
and the few remaining source files, tools and documents will be uploaded over
the next few weeks, according to a
post on the Forum Nokia site
in a post on Nokia's
entitled "We are Open!," Petra Soderling, Nokia's head of open
source for Symbian smartphones, said, "We are excited about the completion of
the transfer period, during which code delivery from the Symbian Foundation has
now been replaced by an open and direct model from Nokia."
added Soderling: "As Nokia
announced in February
, our plan is for Windows Phone to be our primary
smartphone strategy. While Nokia and Microsoft are working on a definitive
agreement between the two companies and we have begun working on product
collaboration, Nokia plans to ship at least 150 million Symbian smartphones and
to continue to deliver innovation and software updates to the platform. To
achieve all of this, we need the collaboration with our platform development
partners and continue to value an open way of working."
that Nokia will no longer refer to official releases
as "Symbian 3" or
"Symbian 4," but will deliver continuous evolution of the platform to partners
and customers. "In line with this approach we are not delivering software
builds, but do offer build tools through this Website, and a SDK [Software
Development Kit] through Forum Nokia."
October 2010, Nokia decided to focus on Qt as the sole application development
framework for the Symbian and MeeGo platforms. Nokia also announced its intent
to support HTML5 for development of Web content and applications for both
Symbian and MeeGo platforms.
have been working hard to turn most Symbian Foundation era materials into the
new framework," Soderling said.