Open source mobile platforms to converge? Don’t bet on it.

The recent emergence of a number of open source mobile platforms has raised some questions about the potential for convergence. These platforms all have much to offer, but the fragmentation will create challenges for third-party software developers. Some industry observers have suggested that there could be advantages in bringing these platforms together, but technical and philosophical differences make unity an unlikely scenario.

During the LinuxWorld expo in San Francisco, Nokia hosted a breakfast discussion panel about the impact of open source on the mobile industry. One of the panelists, Forum Nokia vice president Tom Libretto, denied rumors that Symbian will merge with Android and said that such claims are pure speculation. (link)

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