It is an open source...
Posted Nov 30, 2010 1:38 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: Symbian Foundation web sites shutting down
Parent article: Symbian Foundation web sites shutting down
It does not matter where it's hosted: as long as source is awailable it's open-source. Android is also not perfect WRT to community involvement, yet nobody claims it's not open-source.
But the fate of Symbian is sad indeed: it's still bigger then Android but the difference is not owerwhelming like it was year before. And since it's N&N shop now (Nokia and NTT Docomo) it's fate is totally unclear. The only plausible way for it to survive is if HTC and Samsung will fragment the market and try to push their own favorites (Windows Phone 7 for HTC and Bada for Samsung) and Nokia will abandon MeeGo. Then Symbian very well may win because Nokia is sells more smartphones then HTC and Samsung... combined. But this is such a long shot that to bet on it you need to be true Symbian fan indeed.
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