Nokia buy Symbian, will release OS as Open Source

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TechCrunch IT are reporting that Nokia has bought Symbian Ltd, the software development company famous for creating the proprietary operating system for mobile devices, Symbian OS.

The important part of this story is that Nokia plan to release the Symbian OS under the open source Eclipse Public Licence. This is obvious a great move from an open source point of view, and will truly open up the Symbian platform.

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N800 Users: Flash to OS2008

I'm sure a lot of you out there got an N800 or N810 over the holidays. If you got an N810, you're probably bragging to the closest N800 user about how sweet OS2008 is. Not to worry, N800 users, you can enjoy all of the software an N810 user can, as Nokia gave us all a little present a few weeks ago: OS2008 for the N800.

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