Symbian vs. Android

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Executive Summary2
Contents3
2.1 What is the symbian3
2.2 Symbian Foundation3
2.3 History of symbian5
2.4 Features14
2.4.1 User interface14
2.5 Symbian phone list17
2.6 Advantages and weaknesses of the Symbian OS17
2.7 Symbian VS Android [22]18
Conclusion20
References21
Appendix23

Executive Summary

Nowadays, mobilephones are becoming a necessary good to the human because modern mobile phones can support a wide variety of other services such as text messaging, MMS, email, Internet access, short-range wireless communications (infrared, Bluetooth), business applications, gaming and photography. Mobile phones that offer these more general computing capabilities are referred to as smartphones. In this article, I would like to talk about the phone that use the Symbian OS and what is the Symbian. Symbian OS is a mobile operating system (OS) targeted at mobile phones that offers a high-level of integration with communication and personal information management (PIM) functionality. It’s used widely. Symbian OS was created by Symbian Foundation. The Foundation was founded by Nokia, Sony Ericsson, NTT DoCoMo, Motorola, Texas Instruments, Vodafone, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, STMicroelectronics and AT&T. Later, let’s talk about more information about the Symbian OS.

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2.1 What is the symbian

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ymbian is a mobile operating system (OS) targeted at mobile phones that offers a high-level of integration with communication and personal information management (PIM) functionality. Symbian OS combines middleware with wireless communications through an integrated mailbox and the integration of Java and PIM functionality (agenda and contacts). The Symbian OS is open for third-party development by independent software vendors, enterprise IT departments, network operators and Symbian OS licensees

2.2 Symbian Foundation
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he Symbian Foundation is a non-profit organisation that stewards the Symbian platform; an operating system for mobile phones, based on Symbian OS, which was previously owned and licensed by Symbian Ltd.. Symbian Foundation has never directly developed the platform, but evangelised, co-ordinated and ensured compatibility. It also provided key services to its members and the community such as collecting, building and distributing Symbian source code. During its operational phase (from 2009 to 2010), it also provided: * platform development kits and tools

* documentation and example code
* discussion forums and mailing lists
* application signing (Symbian Signed)[1]
* application distribution (Symbian Horizon)[2]
* idea gathering and feedback (Symbian Ideas)[3]
* an annual conference (Symbian Exchange and Exposition, abbreviated "SEE")

The Foundation was founded by Nokia, Sony Ericsson, NTT DoCoMo, Motorola, Texas Instruments, Vodafone, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, STMicroelectronics and AT&T. [4] Due to a change in their device strategy, LG and Motorola left the Foundation board soon after its creation. They were later replaced by Fujitsu[5] and Qualcomm Innovation Center[6]. Following "a change in focus for some of [the] funding board members", the Symbian Foundation announced in November 2010 that it would transition to "a legal entity responsible for licensing software and other intellectual property", with no operational responsibilities or staff.[7]. Along with this announcement, Nokia announced it would take over governance of the Symbian platform. Nokia has been the major contributor to the code, and has been maintaining their own code repository for the platform development ever since the purchase of Symbian Ltd., regularly releasing their development to the public repository. [8] After the transition completes in April 2011, the Symbian Foundation will remain as the trademark holder and licensing entity, and will only have non-executive directors involved. All Symbian Foundation public web...
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