|Open Kernel Labs Joins Symbian Foundation|
Posted: 20-May-2009 [Source: Open Kernel Labs]
[OK Labs to contribute OK:Symbian, its ready-to-run paravirtualized version of the Symbian platform kernel.]
Chicago -- Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs), the leading provider of virtualization software for mobile phones and broadband internet devices, today announced that the company has joined the Symbian Foundation, with plans for active participation in working groups, initiatives, and the Symbian developer program. In a strong demonstration of the company's commitment to the Foundation and to Open Source, OK Labs also plans to contribute OK:Symbian, its ready-to-run paravirtualized version of the Symbian platform kernel. OK:Symbian, running in OK Labs Secure HyperCell(TM) Architecture on the OKL4 microvisor, represents the first commercial virtualization solution for Symbian, and promises to broaden the market appeal of the smartphone OS to a range of new devices and device types.
"We welcome OK Labs' membership in the Symbian Foundation," noted David Wood, Leadership Team member, Symbian. "This will help the Symbian ecosystem meet the challenges of enabling new chipsets and new mobile hardware with the Symbian platform. The availability of OKL4, coupled with OK Labs contribution of OK:Symbian, paves the way for new designs and new markets for the Symbian platform."
"Open Kernel Labs membership in the foundation will materially help the Symbian ecosystem meet the challenges of enabling new chipsets and new mobile hardware with the Symbian platform," noted Steve Subar, OK Labs President and CEO. "As a Foundation member, OK Labs plans to advance the position of the Symbian platform and its licensees in the global mobile marketplace."
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