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iamkenIT (OP)

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Symbian OS
« on: October 15, 2011, 04:01:45 am »
Since the Symbian OS has recently become Open Source, wouldn't it be pretty easy to port and emulator for it to the Dingoo?

There are tons of great Symbian apps out there for smartphones that would be awesome on the Dingoo.
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Re: Symbian OS
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 02:08:10 pm »
Well, no need to "emulate" Symbian OS if the source code is available, it would be easier to just port it.
However, 2 concerns (maybe unfounded):
1 - Wikipedia "Nokia released Symbian under a new license and converted to a proprietary shared-source model as opposed to an open source project", so I don't think ALL the code is readily available for a port (I might be wrong though).
2 - Symbian currently only supports x86 and ARM platforms, so it could be quite a lot of work to support MIPS. I might be wrong again.

sq

Re: Symbian OS
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 10:02:51 pm »
wouldn't it be pretty easy to port

lmao

a little question: have you ported anything to any platform before?

keep it up with the quality posts, mang  :-*

...concerns...

1. you're right: the os symbian code released not only is old as hell (pre s60v5 iirc), it's also incomplete. that explains why nobody has done anything big with it. well, that... and android.  ;)

2. you're right again, but x86 support is via emulation.

iamkenIT (OP)

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Re: Symbian OS
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011, 06:58:12 am »
Just one question, is the dingoo technically capable of running those symbian games?, they don't require a GPU( i might be wrong ) :>
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Re: Symbian OS
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2011, 11:06:20 am »
Just one question, is the dingoo technically capable of running those symbian games?, they don't require a GPU( i might be wrong ) :>
It won't run any of them because of the cpu architecture incompatibility (arm vs mips)

 

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