Nokia finally made its latest version of the Symbian platform’s source code available to the company’s platform development partners. The completion of the transfer period, during which code delivery from the Symbian Foundation has now been replaced by an open and direct model from Nokia. That means Nokia stop developing the platform.
As Nokia announced in February, our plan is for Windows Phone to be our primary smartphone strategy. While Nokia and Microsoft are working on a definitive agreement between the two companies and we have begun working on product collaboration, Nokia plans to ship at least 150 million Symbian smartphones and to continue deliver innovation and software updates to the platform. To achieve all of this, we need the collaboration with our platform development partners and continue to value an open way of working.
You will find source code, platform development tools, documents and other support materials. The Symbian platform source is a snapshot of Nokia’s most recent master code base.
What’s most importantly, Nokia will no longer refer to official releases as Symbian ^3 or Symbian^4, but will deliver continuous evolution of the platform to partners and customers – including consumers.
We have been working hard to turn most Symbian Foundation era materials into the new framework – for example, checking ownerships and use of rights for masses of documents – and are proud to announce that almost all of the source code is now uploaded to collab.symbian.nokia.com. The few remaining source files, tools and documents will be uploaded over the next few weeks.