Nokia uses Open Source and Apple software to develop browser for Series 60
Posted on 13-Jun-2005 23:52
Filed under: News
Nokia is using open source software as the basis of a new mobile browser for its smartphone software, the Series 60 Platform, based on the Symbian OS for smartphones. Nokia says the flexibility and extensibility of the new browser will allow Series 60 licensees to further innovate and customize the browser, for example to meet their operator customer needs.
"Apple is pleased to assist Nokia in creating their new Series 60 browser based on the same KHTML open source technology that powers Apple's Safari," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "The Safari Web Kit's blazing performance, efficient code base and support for open standards make it an ideal open source technology for projects like Nokia's new Series 60 browser."
The new Series 60 browser will be available to all Series 60 licensees as a standard Series 60 application during the first half of 2006. The browser will support all features of the current Series 60 browser as well as being enhanced with increased performance and exciting new features.