|Developer||Symbian Ltd. (1998–2008)|
Symbian Foundation (2008–11)
Accenture on behalf of Nokia (2011–13)
|Source model||Closed source, previously open source (2010–11)|
|Initial release||5 June 1997(as EPOC32)|
|Latest release||Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 / 2 October 2012|
|Package manager||.sis, .sisx, .jad, .jar|
|Kernel type||Real-time microkernel, EKA2|
|Default user interface||S60 (from 2009)|
|License||Proprietary, previously licensed under EPL|
Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson, Psion and others joined to create Symbian association. This let them promote using EPOC designed for mobile phones. Symbian is a follower of EPOC system. It is used in pocket PC Psion, running on the ARM processors. This operating system has had many changes since it was first created. Nokia smartphones are the major users of Symbian OS.
|Symbian 6.0 / 6.1|
|Symbian 7.0 / 7.1|
|Symbian 8.0 / 8.1|
There was only few changes, mostly for developers.
|Symbian 9.x||Version 9.1 was released in 2005. Nokia added support of Bluetooth 2.0, but some developers were angry because of the new security changes.|
A new version came out every year after 2005. Because of fast technology research, mobile phones and operation systems made very large improvement quickly. The most recent Symbian OS is designed for touch phones and the newest technologies.
- Nokia and Accenture Finalize Symbian Software Development and Support Services Outsourcing Agreement
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- Nokia transitions Symbian source to non-open license. Ars Technica. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
- Lee Williams "Symbian on Intel's Atom architecture". Archived from the original on 19 April 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2010.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link). blog.symbian.org. 16 April 2009
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