Symbian isn’t enjoying its current battle against rival operating systems out there and now the Symbian Foundation, which hosts all the open-source code, bug fixes and documentation for the OS, is shutting down its websites on December 17th. The operating system will continue to be open source, but it’s going to be a pain for developers to check it out and improve on it as the source code will only be made available on some form of media, likely a DVD or USB hard drive upon request to the foundation, and a charge may be levied for media and shipping. Not exactly the best way to encourage further development of a mobile platform, is it? With a move like this, do you think Symbian will be able to continue to evolve and improve to fend of the major challengers such as iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7?
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