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July 29, 2008

Symbian and Google Android – the official word

INTERNATIONAL – Since news broke of the new Symbian Foundation flames of speculation have been burning across the web with talk of Symbian combining with Android. Of course, any significant announcement such as this is a tasty subject for the rumour mill to sink its teeth into, however Nokia has released an official statement that slices through the speculation and delivers clarity on the situation. Read on…

Nokia has confirmed the following:

“Per our longstanding company policy, we do not comments on market rumours. What we can say is that the new Symbian Foundation will provide a platform formed from Symbian OS and S60 with UIQ and MOAP(S) technologies integrated, available separately under the foundation’s royalty-free license. This is expected to take place in the first half of 2009. There are no further plans to integrate other technologies. As a truly open initiative, Google and any party willing to access and or make a contribution to the foundation is welcome to do so and can sign up at”

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