Nine new companies have joined the open-source Symbian Foundation, which is spear-headed by Nokia and was launched just last June of 2008.
Among the new companies who joined are Japan’s Sharp, Opera Software, and Korea telecom operator KTF. At the same time, six other companies are said to have joined the foundation in order to gain access to its open-source software.
To date, Nokia says that there have been hundreds of companies who have expressed interest in joining the foundation, but out of which, only 40 have said that they’re actually planning on joining.
Nokia aims to deliver the first version of Symbian Foundation’s software next year, and “introduce a completely new platform by June 2010.” Hopefully, they don’t produce any more “new” platforms after that, and just focus on overall usability and convenience for the consumer.
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