Symbian blasts Google's phone initiative.nowhere.elysium (924845) writes "According to a BBC report (found here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7082414.stm ) Symbian have suggested that Google are not experienced enough or capable of fully developing a workable mobile platform.
In the quoted statements in the article, Symbian's vice president, John Forsyth inferred that Google's interest in the field will also wane due to it being 'deeply unsexy', and that development is not likely for such a platform because "You have [...] a lot of zeroes in your sales figures before a developer gets out of bed." In the same series of statements, Linux is likened to the common cold: "About every three months this year there has been a mobile Linux initiative of some sort launched. It's a bit like the common cold. It keeps coming round and then we go back to business."
Considering that Symbian touts itself as Open Source compliant, this is something of an interesting attitude, what with many Open Source developers using Linux as their preferred platform."