Symbian moves back home, promises to keep door unlocked
byZachary Lutz||April 6th 2011 at 8:29amApril 6th 2011 8:29 am
As a reassuring parental gesture (and necessary commitment to developers), Nokia recently announced the Symbian platform is back home -- once again serving up its codebase, developer kits and documentation for all to see. This commitment follows Symbian's defacto closure, of course, after former host Symbian Foundation turned an about-face, leaving the operating system without a developmental shelter. The Finnish company's move comes at a crucial time, where maintaining developer support will be essential in legitimizing Nokia's aspirations to sell oh-so-many Symbian devices during this transition era -- not to mention assuaging unrest as we prepare for whatever may come on April 12th. Not to make light of a solemn situation or anything, but we'd say the OS sure is making the most of its whole "one foot out of the grave" situation, wouldn't you?