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The operating system powering roughly half of the world's smartphones has been getting progressively more open in order to compete with Android and other Linux-based operating systems. Symbian development kits for Nokia's Series60-based phones have become easier to obtain and more small-developer friendly, and recently the Symbian Foundation released the entirety of the S60 code base, meaning that the overwhelming majority of the smartphone market is now based on open operating systems (the only exception is the Apple iPhone).

The initial release, unfortunately, only compiles using antiquated, proprietary tools, so the Symbian Foundation is working on adding support into the GNU Compiler Collection to compile the codebase.