Nokia release Symbian source code out into the wild

Nokia have today decided to release the source code of its Symbian software into the wild along with tools and other utilities in the hope that some other developers can see what can be achieved with the once popular OS.

The Symbian source code is now officially under an open source licence with development partners which Nokia hopes will ensure that future development of the OS will remain strong.

As I’m sure you’ll be aware, Nokia has decided to shift its focus away from the Symbian OS on its smartphones and instead has teamed up with Microsoft and will use Windows Phone 7 on all future devices.

However, Nokia has not completely abandoned the Symbian OS, as the company still plans on shipping at least 150 million devices that will run the OS in the near future.

If you happen to be a developer and is interested in the Symbian OS, the source code is online now and available for you to view at

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