Single OS for smartphones desired by AT&T, possibly Symbian

The word coming out of AT&T is that they hope to standardise on a singular operating system for their AT&T branded smartphones, and this they say is part of a “dramatic consolidation” of their mobile platforms to be made over the next few years.

Basically, AT&T believes the smartphone will become the largest portion of mobile phones connecting to their network come 2014, and wishes to avoid platform fragmentation which makes it difficult to develop mobile apps.

Speaking at the Symbian Partner Event in San Francisco, Roger Smith, director of next generation services, data product realization at AT&T said that Symbian is very credible and a likely candidate to become the singular operating system.

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