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Smartphone market set to boom

The smartphone sector is set to experience rapid growth, according to leading software player Symbian Foundation and semiconductor vendor Marvell.

Symbian loses OS share

ZDNet notes that Gartner’s first-quarter smartphone market share statistics show that Nokia’s Symbian remains the dominant mobile operating system, but is losing share to operating systems from Research In Motion and Apple.

Nokia denies plans to move to Android

Nokia has denied reports it is developing a smartphone that runs on Google’s Android operating system, a move that would mark a major change in strategy for the Symbian-supporting vendor.

Symbian launches app store publishing initiative

The Symbian Foundation, the promoter of the Symbian open-source mobile platform, has launched a new initiative aimed at helping developers deliver applications for the various app stores on Symbian-based smartphones.

Report: Nokia to replace Symbian with Maemo

Nokia plans to deploy the Maemo OS software for future smartphones, replacing Symbian, according to the Financial Times Deutschland, notes Telecompaper.

China Mobile and Symbian form technology pact

China Mobile – the world’s largest mobile operator by subscribers – has agreed to support the Symbian Foundation in a deal seen as a major boost to the open source smartphone platform as it seeks to maintain its leadership position in light of increasing competition from Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android.

Report: Symbian to maintain OS dominance

A new report from Juniper Research finds that recent concern over the future health of the Symbian platform may be ill-judged, with the analyst firm predicting that it will remain the dominant mobile operating system (OS) for the next five years.