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No Open Source for RIM BlackBerry OS: Android dominates

With the offensive of the likes of the Symbian Foundation, the Limo Foundation and Google Android all working on grabbing what they can of the market share, one would have thought that most closed source mobile phone platforms would be looking to switch and open up.

However, during a recent developer’s conference a developer posed the question of whether Research In Motion would be bringing open source to the BlackBerry, and that at least some BlackBerry developers would like to have a go at Android.

RIM’s response was that they already have an open source team which is currently looking at releasing the code for some development tools. However, as for the open source platform RIM stated “that’s a pretty big leap.” Which probably mean we won’t be seeing an open source BlackBerry in the near future.

Source — eetimes