EU puts up $31m to back Symbian

Dylan Bushell-Embling
04 Nov 2010
Areas will include asymmetric multiprocessing, cloud computing and projects to get the platform into embedded devices beyond mobile phones. The project also has a marketing development component.
Blogger Kevin Tofel on GigaOm speculated that some founding members of SYMBEOSE have joined to stop Google’s Android OS - as well as its widening reach, now it is in televisions through Google TV.
Western Europe is by far Symbian platform's strongest market, where it has a 54.4% share, according to ComScore.
But it is feeling heat from its rivals – its market share fell 14.4 percentage points year-on-year. Android gained 5.6 points to 6.1%, while Apple's share grew by nine points to 19.2%.



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