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What is Symbian?
The Symbian platform is an open source operating system for mobile devices. It was created by merging and integrating software assets contributed by Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, and Sony Ericsson, including Symbian OS, the S60, UIQ and MOAP(S) user interfaces.
The Symbian Foundation was formed to steward the Symbian platform, which is based on Symbian OS.
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2008-10-24 Will everyone benefit from Symbian tool's success?
A move to promote Nokia's S60 and the Symbian OS to the open-source community hit all the right notes at the Smartphone show in London. But is it really a "win" for everyone?
2004-10-13 TI processors power Symbian handset
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced that its wireless technology, including OMAP processors, have powered 28 out of 31 Symbian Ltd's OS-based 2.5G and 3G handsets.
2002-12-04 Symbian, TI extend wireless partnership
Symbian Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc. have extended their strategic cooperation to further optimize the performance of the Symbian OS on TI's wireless OMAP platform.
2002-12-10 Symbian, TI extend collaboration
Symbian and TI have expanded their strategic cooperation to further optimize the performance of Symbian OS on TI's wireless OMAP platform, as part of the Symbian Platinum Partner Program.
2005-03-28 Symbian, Microsoft 'exchange' license for smartphone synchronization
Mobile phone OS specialist Symbian Ltd has licensed software from rival Microsoft Corp. that would allow it to develop an Exchange Server ActiveSync protocol plug-in messaging architecture for use in the latest Symbian operating system.
2007-03-29 Symbian supports ARM Cortex in smartphones
Symbian has ported its mobile OS to ARM's Cortex-A8 processor, which is running on Texas Instruments' OMAP3430 applications processor.
2004-07-13 Symbian shares deal blocks Nokia takeover
Major shareholders in Symbian have injected an additional $92 million into the mobile operating system vendor, preventing Nokia from gaining majority control.
2002-09-30 Symbian OS debugger allows full kernel display
Accelerated Technology has announced the availability of an add-on component to the XRAY debugger allowing for full awareness or visibility into the kernel's activities, for the Symbian OS v6.1 used in mobile phones.
2007-08-30 Symbian opens China R&D center
OS vendor Symbian has opened an R&D center in Beijing, China, its fourth such facility worldwide.
2008-09-11 Symbian Foundation wins nine new members
Plans for the Symbian Foundation and the evolution of Symbian OS open platform for mobile innovation continue to receive strong support with nine new memberships from companies in the mobile ecosystem.
2006-11-10 Sony Ericsson to acquire Symbian subsidiary
Sony Ericsson will acquire UIQ Technology AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Symbian Ltd.
2005-06-23 Sasken joines Symbian development program
Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd has joined mobile operating system developer Symbian's "competence center" program.
2005-10-10 Samsung releases new Symbian OS smartphones
Samsung has released two smartphones base don the Symbian platform and using chipsets from Texas Instruments, the companies announced Thursday.
2005-02-17 Renesas, Symbian collaborate on 3G mobile phone platform
Renesas Technology Corp. and Symbian Ltd have entered into an agreement to add full-scale support for Symbian OS to Renesas' advanced silicon platform for 3G mobile phones.
2006-03-13 Omron Software, ITX-EG integrate IrSimple with Symbian OS
Omron Software and ITX E-Globaledge announced a joint project to integrate the high-speed wireless infrared communications protocolIrSimplewith the Symbian OS.
2003-02-20 Nokia, Sony Ericsson to align tools for Symbian OS phones
Nokia and Sony Ericsson said they will align the development tools for their mobile handset platforms, creating a unified toolset for applications running either Nokia's Series 60 or Sony Ericsson's UIQ platforms, both of which use the Symbian OS.
2011-06-24 Nokia, Accenture settle Symbian agreement
Nokia and Accenture have already finalized their outsourcing agreement on Symbian software development andÿsupport services. More than 2,000 Nokia employees will transfer to Accenture this year.
2010-11-23 Nokia supports Symbian amid foundation change
As the Symbian Foundation reduces its operational activities to become a licensing operation only, Nokia reaffirms its commitment to the Symbian platform.
2011-04-29 Nokia ditches Symbian, cuts 7,000 jobs
Cellphone giant Nokia has announced plans to transfer its Symbian software activities to Accenture, as well as reduce its global workforce by 7,000 employees by the end of 2012.
2008-10-22 Nokia details plans to take Symbian to 'next level'
Since Nokia Corp. acquired Symbian and announced plans to offer S60 and Symbian OS for free to the open source community, the method of handset giant's transition has remained largely unclear.
2008-06-26 Nokia buys 52% Symbian shares for $410M
Nokia has released a cash offer to acquire all of the shares of Symbian that Nokia does not already own, at a price of about $5.67 per share, or approximately $410 for the 52 percent Symbian shares.
2002-10-30 NeoMagic joins Symbian program
NeoMagic Corp. has joined Symbian's Platinum Partner Program.
2008-07-14 More firms endorse Symbian Foundation
The initial board members of the Symbian Foundation have welcomed the continuing support from mobile industry leaders for their plans for the initiative and the evolution of Symbian OS as an open platform for mobile innovation.
2003-09-16 MIPI a Symbian replay on handset hardware
The creation of the MIPI alliance is bound to change the dynamics of the mobile industry as it pushes for applications-rich mobile devices.
2004-10-08 Intel gains mobile traction with Nokia, Symbian
Intel Corp., the world's largest chip maker, and Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone maker, will work together on smartphones based on Nokia's Series 60 platform and Intel technology, the chip giant said Tuesday (Oct. 5) at the Symbian Developer Conference.
2004-03-25 Ericsson, Sony to increase stakes in Symbian
Ericsson Chief Executive Carl-Henric Svanberg is urging minority shareholders in Symbian to use their proportional preemption rights to stop Nokia gaining a majority stake in mobile phone operating system supplier.
2004-05-11 CSR, Symbian results cheer mobile sector
First quarter results from two U.K.-based wireless companies indicate that the sector is picking up steam.
2003-09-25 CSR Bluetooth to support Symbian OS
Cambridge Silicon Radio has announced that it is making its chipsets available for use with the Symbian OS.
2009-04-30 Atom-based Symbian OS to spawn next-gen CE apps
Will the Symbian OS, like competitor Android, help give birth to a new generation of non-mobile phone consumer devices?
2002-04-29 ARM delivers Symbian OS port to Motorola for 3G Smartphone solution
ARM has delivered a port of the Symbian OS (operating system) for ARM powered 2.5 and 3G smart phone devices to Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector.
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