2008--The launch of Android; Symbian goes open-source

> The launch of Google's open-source Android operating system was revolutionary for developers, especially compared to Apple's strict control over developers for the iPhone 3G. Article

> Nokia's decision to fully acquire Symbian and partner with Sony Ericsson, Motorola and NTT DoCoMo to turn the Symbian OS, S60, UIQ and MOAP technologies into a single open-source platform transformed the way forward for Symbian. Article

> Qualcomm and Beijing's Tianyu Communications Equipment Co. signed a 3G subscriber unit and modem card/module license agreement. Release

> Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform fell further behind in 2008, with no big buzz, as it dropped to fourth behind Symbian, BlackBerry and its arc-rival Apple. Article

And finally... The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications is embracing the iBreviary, an iPhone 3G app that includes the Breviary prayer book--in Italian, English, Spanish, French and Latin and, in the near future, Portuguese and German. Article

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