Official: Symbian v3 Will be Open Source
As expected, Nokia and Symbian have the new Symbian Foundation platform v3 announced that the first one in its history that is completely open source.
The main innovation on the Symbian platform is of course that it is completely open source. Other major innovations include HDMI support, integration of the music store with the radio (as you can directly buy a song you hear on the radio), an efficient memory management, a redesigned interface and a new home screen.
The first mobile phones with Symbian v3 ^ (reportedly the Nokia N8 / N87) are coming to sale in the third quarter of this year on the market.
Nokia also announced in collaboration with Intel to Meego, another new open source mobile platform designed for a wide range of electronics, ranging from network TV to mobiles and netbooks.