Recent acquisition of Symbian has created quite a stir in the ever increasing market of Mobile Operating Systems. Symbian OS accounts for 60 percent of the converged mobile device segment, but has been loosing share lately. This has been largely to Windows Mobile and Linux.
Symbian has largely been controlled by Nokia. And it seems pretty odd, other phone manufacturer’s paying large sum of money going into the hands of a competitor.But this will all change with the Symbian foundation. How much? Only time will tell.
Google is about to unleash linux-based Android pretty soon on Motorola handsets. So this means putting additional pressure on Windows Mobile, which charges heavy on licensing fees.
Samsung has already introduced Windows Mobile, while Sony Ericcson will soon be releasing Xperia. But how much will the Symbian foundation affect Windows, only time will tell.
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