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Submission + - Nokia paying $10M for Symbian coders ( 2

colordev writes: Today Nokia and AT&T announced a mobile software coding contest; with $10M in price money. That may be exactly what is needed for keeping the Symbian in competition with Android. I am certain LOTS of programmers are following this historic battle of the mobile platforms. Sony Ericsson told yesterday it would not be making any new Symbian devices and instead focusing in Android. That left Nokia pretty much alone with Symbian and now it likes to find new coding ‘friends’ for keeping the platform vital. Until this latest coding contest was announced the natural selection seemed to be eliminating Symbian.
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Nokia paying $10M for Symbian coders

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  • One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered Symbian community when colordev confirmed that Symbian market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all iPhones and Android phones. Coming on the heels of a recent Slashdot survey which plainly states that Symbian has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. Symbian is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last in the recent "best $800

    • Calm down, its not my fault if major research institutes predict Android surpassing Symbian in near future. Gardner says it will happen in 2014, informa says in 2012. In that post the three different news aspects are:
      1. Nokia's new CEO said so few days ago that it is critically important to get a bigger coding community
      2. Yesterday Sony Ericsson quietly announced it quits Symbian, meaning Nokia is quite alone with it now
      3. Today Nokia announced they are paying $10 million for third party coders who write apps for

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