Google, Symbian: Cooperation Needed

The field is crowded with efforts to build open source software for cell phones; the players would get more mileageand better compete with Apple and Microsoftby working together

When it comes to cell-phone software, open is the new black. In less than two years, no fewer than three coalitions have formed with the intent of building mobile handset operating systems with input from all comers. Suddenly the business of developing mobile software—once handled by coders working behind closed doors for a single vendor or group—has gone open source.

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