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The Symbian Foundation has laid out a version release schedule, and a development timetable that calls for five iterations to be in production at a time. The version of Symbian currently shipping requires a separate graphical layer, S60, but with "Symbian^2" those layers are combined in the first open-source version of the OS, …

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More research needed Bill

"The plan is nothing if not aggressive - even Apple doesn't try and launch two versions of its OS a year"

On the other hand this is exactly what Ubuntu does with its April and October releases and manages very well on a very wide range of hardware - and the range would be even wider if device makers would release OSS drivers.

I'm afraid Bill you need to hand in your Geek Pass...

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I wish they would just...

...launch it into the toilet, and free Nokia to put something decent on their hardware.

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@Ian Rogers

Semi annual Ubuntu releases are not substantially different following on each other: maybe new kernel minor number change and some number of new minor number library changes. The bulk of the code does not change. You are comparing apples to oranges.

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I re-read Bill's article again. It's not clear that Symbian are planning to completely re-write each version from scratch. Now that *would* be nutty!

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Symbian's been doing this for years

This isn't a new thing. Symbian's been on a release treadmill for at least the last five years; the bi-weekly release snapshot to vendors is a part of their development methodology, and new platforms require new OS code; twas ever so.

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