Nokia has announced that it will aquire the remaining 52% of Symbian, the developers of the Series 60 operating system on many of Nokia’s phones. As well, it will also release the entire source code as Open Source, licensing it under the Eclipse Open Source License.
Also, it will create a “Symbian Foundation”, which will allow mobile vendors and manufacturers to join and will oversee the company’s plan for an open source mobile architecure and its trademarks.
According to TechCrunch IT, the approximate shares of all operating systems are: Symbian with 60%, Windows Mobile with 15%, RIM with 10% and the iPhone has 7%. The 8% is for all the other mobile operating systems.