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The World's Most Popular Smartphone OS Goes Open

Open Mobile Exchange
Location: F150/151 Level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)

What happens when the worlds most popular smartphone OS decides to go open source? John Forsyth from Symbian will outline the road ahead as the operating system on millions of handsets becomes open to developers around the world. How will the carriers react? What are the opportunities for mobile developers? When can we expect the code to be released? This and more will be answered in this exclusive talk.

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John Forsyth

Symbian Software Ltd.

John Forsyth has been with Symbian since its inception and has held a number of roles shaping the design and development of Symbian over the past ten years. In his role as VP Strategy, John is responsible for leading the development of Symbian’s business strategy, and the overall future for Symbian OS as an open mobile software platform. With the planned open sourcing of Symbian OS, John is leading Symbian’s efforts to create and nurture a community that will successfully deliver the innovations of thousands of individual developers into hundreds of millions of handsets worldwide.

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