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Android and Symbian Platform Technology Development Strategies

Google is strongly pushing its open Android platform

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Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Open Competition: Android and Symbian Platform Technology Development Strategies" report to their offering.

Google is strongly pushing its open Android platform. With its market share declining, Symbian has also joined the open OS sector in order to protect its market. Android announced the Android 1.6 - codenamed Donut Alpha - in July 2009, followed by the Android 2.0 version - codenamed Eclair - at the end of October. Symbian also plans to launch new versions once every six months, while its platform is expected to become a fully open platform by mid-2010. This report compares the platform architecture of Android and Symbian, analyzes their licensing models, examines the strategies behind their development, and looks toward future developments of the two platforms.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Android Growth Momentum Strong; Symbian Aggressively Defending Its Turf
  • Comparison between Android and Symbian OS Platform Architecture
  • Licensing Methods
  • Android Development Revolves around Network Applications; Symbian Aims to Create Mobile Entertainment Platforms
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • List of Topics
  • Worldwide Android and Symbian OS Smartphone shipment forecast for the period 2009-2012
  • Comparison between Android and Symbian platform architecture, including operating system kernel, middleware layer, and application layer
  • Licensing methods adopted by Android and Symbian
  • Future development goals of Android and Symbian in terms of functions and technology
  • Common features of Android and Symbian development
  • List of Tables
  • List of Figures
  • Companies Mentioned:

  • Ericsson
  • Google
  • HTC
  • LG
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola
  • Navteq
  • Nokia
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Open Handset Alliance
  • Plazes
  • Plum
  • Samsung
  • Sony Ericsson
  • Symbian Foundation
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