Symbian Ltd. is a software licensing company that develops Symbian OS and licenses it to the world’s leading handset manufacturers. To date, more than 100 million Symbian smartphones have shipped cumulatively.
Symbian was established as a private independent company in June 1998, owned by Ericsson, Nokia, Motorola and Psion. Now Symbian is owned by Ericsson, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson.
Current licensees of Symbian OS are: