PC Advisor: Broader collaboration between Symbian and Google at either the application or operating system level is possible in the future, Symbian’s CEO said.
“We have a good relationship with Google,” Nigel Clifford said at a Tokyo news conference. “In fact Symbian was one of the first mobile platforms to put their applications such as Google search and maps,” he said as he showed his mobile phone.
Google is about to compete head-to-head with Symbian in the smartphone space with the launch of its Android platform and Symbian is reorganising to meet that challenge.
Last month Nokia, which holds a major stake in Symbian, said it plans to acquire all the shares in Symbian and turn it over to the Symbian Foundation, a new group backed by several companies in the mobile phone business. As part of the move the three platforms that run on Symbian – S60, UIQ and MOAP – will be unified into a single open mobile platform.