Many mobile platforms used in smartphone are spread in the market since several years ago. Symbian is one of the leading OS platforms which is unfortunately little bit lost its fame. They gain a little drawback since the emergence of more improved platform like iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or webOS.
People tend to give their interests in new things and distinctive features, so with the more developed platforms available out there, people would direct their liking easily. Thus, Symbian platform makes a new innovation to attract the market’s attention back and to overcome better future.
Certainly, Symbian has announced that since last January, Symbian has become an open and free source. It was shocking news, however it does open a new page for many developers to be more creative with the freedom Symbian offered. They can develop their ability with the purpose to help Symbian bringing the popularity back as a leading mobile OS platform.
Now, many developers can download the free package of source code totally 108 in numbers. It covers the development kits for creating application. This free package also provides mobile device platforms that are compatible with Symbian^2. Through these facilities, many manufacturers or individuals who are interested are able to use freely and make a desired customization with this largest used platform.
Thus, Symbian has announced that the completion of this change will be completed several months ahead. When the completion is done, it is hoped that manufacturers, individuals, or developers will give their hands to explore and use their ability to make development through this open and free source. Symbian stated that this biggest event of opening free source for users has been the largest in the world’s history of software. Indeed, this new open source of Symbian platform let the mobile technology expansion to be more challenging. (fallen)