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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "Symbian OS"?

The Symbian OS is the operating system developed and sold by Symbian Ltd. The OS is used primarily by Nokia with its S60 user interface and by Sony Ericsson with its UIQ user interface, but the Symbian OS is also used by a number of Japanese mobile phone manufacturers for handsets sold inside of Japan. With Nokia's acquisition of Symbian, the Symbian OS is to be spun off into as an open source product offered by the newly formed Symbian Foundation.

See Also: Symbian, S60, UIQ, operating system, Nokia, Symbian Foundation

Referred to by: Operating System, S40, S60, S80, S90, Symbian, UIQ, user interface

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