Myriad Group, a global mobile technology provider with software in over two billion phones, has announced that it has joined the Symbian Foundation.
The Symbian platform is based on Symbian OS and software assets contributed by Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, and Sony Ericsson, including the S60 and MOAP(S) user interfaces. Portions of the source code are already being moved to open source, under the Eclipse Public License. By mid-2010, this process will be complete.
“Symbian OS is one of the most advanced smartphone platforms in the world, and its focus on amazing user experiences makes it a perfect fit with Myriad,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad. “As global leaders in developing software for mass market phones, we look forward to bringing our software and expertise to help create a new range of exciting devices.”
As a member of the Symbian Foundation, Myriad gains the immediate right to license the Symbian Foundation platform, royalty free and without source code fees, to participate in the governance of the foundation, and take part in joint marketing and branding campaigns.