Nokia and Legend Group Limited (Lenovo), the IT Corporation and mobile handset manufacturer in China, today announced a licensing agreement for the Series 60 Platform.
Series 60 is handset software for advanced mobile devices, optimized for the Symbian operating system (OS). Legend (Lenovo) will license Series 60 based on the new Complete Design Model Nokia offers to mobile handset manufacturers. The Complete Design Model will improve the possibility of the licensees rapidly bring out their Series 60 based products by leveraging the fast product creation process and the Series 60 Product Creation Community. Nokia introduced the Complete Design Model today in their press conference at 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France.
Series 60 is currently one of the leading smart phone platforms in the world. It is licensed by some of the foremost mobile phone manufacturers including Lenovo, Siemens, Samsung, Panasonic, Sendo and Nokia. The success of the platform among the licensees leads to a large Series 60 device base and a diverse product portfolio. The licensees, together with operators and developers, drive innovation into the platform exploiting their vast experience and expertise in the mobile communication industry. This relentless innovation enhances the solid competitiveness of the Series 60 Platform
The Series 60 Platform encompasses the software, user interface (UI) and applications necessary to create a smart phone. Optimised for the Symbian OS, the Series 60 Platform strives to enable significant creativity and differentiation by licensees. In addition, the common software platform ensures interoperability and application compatibility between the different licensees smart phones.