Symbian Expects Significant Growth next Quarter

March 15th, 2009 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Symbian | No Comments »

The Symbian Foundation expects that it's market share will get a huge boost next quarter as the operating system is finally going open source. It expects to be embedded in more low end handsets.

From all the global handset makers we know today, the top 5 have already agreed to publish Symbian based devices on a regular basis. SonyEricsson is one of the first with the open source version and is installing it on it's Idou handset.

"Over the next year mid range and lower end handsets will be made richer. That is the limitation with Windows Mobile or Android – they have not paid much attention to taking the experience to the lower end of the market. And this is where the battle in the market is going to be crucial." said John Forsyth.

"Most big manufacturers will consider the need to base more handsets on this platform. We expect our market share to increase significantly with the rollout of Symbian Foundation. Lower end handsets tend to use old school proprietary OSs from the manufacturer, but now lower end handsets will also start being made with Symbian Foundation." he added.

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