Symbian has seen quite a few changes over the past few months, but today's is possibly one of the biggest things to happen to the platform in recent memory. After recently receiving a €22m investment from the Artemis Joint Technology Initiative, Symbian will now be known as SYMBEOSE, aka “Symbian – the Embedded Operating System for Europe.” The aim of the new project will be to "develop new core platform capabilities, providing the best possible levels of power efficiency" and to gain a better understanding of cloud computing "in terms of improving platform efficiency and the performance of cloud-based services."
With all of the bad luck that Symbian has had lately, it's good to see the foundation get a hefty check to help it to grow. This won't be the last we see of the OS, although with Nokia focusing on MeeGo and using that software on the N9, Symbian may not be in the spotlight as much as it used to. Considering that there are 24 organizations from eight different European countries, including some "major mobile device manufacturers," though, I'm sure that SYMBEOSE will be alright.