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    • Find Industry reports, Company profiles ReportLinker and Market Statistics >> Download this market research report on Reportlinker.com Open Competition: Android and Symbian Platform Technology Development Strategies Published on November 2009 Report Summary Google is strongly pushing its open Android platform. With its market share declining, Symbian has also joined the open OS sector in order to protect its market. Android announced the Android 1.6 - codenamed Donut Alpha - in July 2009, followed by the Android 2.0 version - codenamed Eclair - at the end of October. Symbian also plans to launch new versions once every six months, while its platform is expected to become a fully open platform by mid-2010. This report compares the platform architecture of Android and Symbian, analyzes their licensing models, examines the strategies behind their development, and looks toward future developments of the two platforms. Table of Content Table of Contents 1. Android Growth Momentum Strong; Symbian Aggressively Defending Its Turf 2. Comparison between Android and Symbian OS Platform Architecture 2.1 Overall Platform Architecture 2.1.1 Android Platform Features High Degree of Portability 2.1.2 Symbian Gives Vendors Diverse UI Design Flexibility 2.2 Operating System Kernel Layer 2.2.1 Android Encourages Hardware Vendors' Support through Hardware Abstraction Layer 2.2.2 Through S.H.A.I, Symbian Accelerates Development of Mobile Device Companies 2.3 Middleware Layer 2.3.1 Android Simultaneously Solves Efficiency and Licensing Issues 2.3.2 Developers Can Achieve Strategic Goals through Symbian's Multiple Runtime Environments 2.4 Application Layer 2.4.1 Android Applications Based on Java, Contributing to Cross-platform Usage 2.4.2 Symbian Attracts Developer Groups for Own Use 3. Licensing Methods 3.1 Android Uses Licensing Clauses Beneficial for Enterprise Development 3.2 Symbian Aims to Re-make Ecosystem by Adjusting Licensing Model 4. Android Development Revolves around Network Applications; Symbian Aims to Create Mobile Entertainment Platforms 5. Conclusion 5.1 Google Aims to Make Android into Portable Internet Service Platform 5.1.1 Android Features High Portability; Becomes Means to Develop Diverse Devices 5.1.2 Flexible Licensing Models Accelerate Development of Android Industry System 5.1.3 Low Hardware Requirements Benefit Development of Diverse Mid-range and Value-line Products 5.1.4 Google Could Become Mobile Service Platform through Android 5.2 Symbian Falling, But Still Has Advantages; Market Positioning and Development Schedule Will Influence Future Development Open Competition: Android and Symbian Platform Technology Development Strategies Page 1/4
    • Find Industry reports, Company profiles ReportLinker and Market Statistics 5.2.1 System Relatively Old; Nokia's Positioning for Symbian to Affect Future Development Direction 5.2.2 Expand Developer System though Licensing Transfer and Uniform UI 5.2.3 Profit Model Transforming; Nokia Relies on Acquisitions to Beef Up Symbian Applications 5.3 Shortening Development Schedules and Pushing Navigation Applications Are Common Features of Android and Symbian Appendix List of Topics - Worldwide Android and Symbian OS Smartphone shipment forecast for the period 2009-2012 - Comparison between Android and Symbian platform architecture, including operating system kernel, middleware layer, and application layer - Licensing methods adopted by Android and Symbian - Future development goals of Android and Symbian in terms of functions and technology - Common features of Android and Symbian development - Companies and organizations analyzed or mentioned in the report include: Ericsson, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Navteq, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Open Handset Alliance, Plazes, Plum, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Symbian Foundation List of Tables Table 1 Android/Symbian Key Future Function and Technology Developments List of Figures Figure 1 Worldwide Android and Symbian OS Smartphone Shipment Volume, 2008 - 2012 Figure 2 Symbian OS Development Forecast and Key Functions Figure 3 Android and Symbian Platform Architecture Figure 4 Android and Symbian System Kernels Figure 5 Android and Symbian Middleware Figure 6 Android and Symbian Application Layer and Development Tools Figure 7 Android and Symbian Platform Licensing Clauses Open Competition: Android and Symbian Platform Technology Development Strategies Page 2/4
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