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Just to be sure ?

Just to be sure ?

Posted Apr 12, 2011 11:35 UTC (Tue) by maurizio.dececco (guest, #6585)
In reply to: There are no answer to this question. At all. by pboddie
Parent article: Nokia transitions Symbian source to non-open license (ars technica)

Why leave something around that can be used years later by competitors ?
Symbian failed as a UI, but there are very good piece of technology that could be potentially be used by somebody later to compete with WP7.

Why take the risk ?


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Just to be sure ?

Posted Apr 12, 2011 13:36 UTC (Tue) by pboddie (guest, #50784) [Link]

Why leave something around that can be used years later by competitors ?

They already have, unless everyone who downloaded it has deleted their copy.

Just to be sure ?

Posted Apr 12, 2011 14:02 UTC (Tue) by maurizio.dececco (guest, #6585) [Link]

Of course. But once they decided to drop Symbian in the long term, and to keep it around for the transition, why give even more opportunities and make even more improvements ?

Just to be sure ?

Posted Apr 12, 2011 14:14 UTC (Tue) by drag (subscriber, #31333) [Link]

I don't think Microsoft cares. Any effort put into Symbian is time and money that is would otherwise be spent on actually making competitive products (ie: improving Android).


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