updated 12:15 pm EDT, Tue May 24, 2011
22m euro SYMBEOSE project is still-born
The proposed 22 million euro (about $31 million) SYMBEOSE project (Symbian -- the Embedded Operating System for Europe) has now been scrapped by the European Commission. The stillborn project didn't cost any of that proposed money was spent. The deciding factor was likely Nokia's partnership with Microsoft for Windows Phone putting Symbian on an effective death notice.
What is undoubtedly good news for European tax payers was shared by Carl-Christian Buhr on Twitter. Buhr works at the EU Commission on the Digital Agenda for Europe.
The public and private investment was meant to help made Symbian more widespread in usage. The project would give devices running the OS "new core platform capabilities," that would include cloud computing and multi-core processing. [via SlashGear]