Symbian Limited announced the launch of Symbian OS version 9, the latest evolution of the world’s leading smartphone operating system.
Symbian’s key strategic focus is to ensure Symbian OS is adopted as a platform for the development of higher volume and lower cost, advanced phones for 2.5G and 3G networks around the world. Symbian OS v9 helps lower Symbian OS licensee development costs and accelerate time to market for smaller, less expensive and even more capable Symbian OS smartphones. As a robust, secure, open and standards-based platform, Symbian OS v9 will support network operators’ cost-effective deployment of revenue-generating services, content and applications.
Symbian OS licensees have phones based on Symbian OS v9 in development, with product launches anticipated during the second half of 2005.