Unreleased Symbian x86 Port

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Unreleased Symbian x86 Port

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Hmm, interesting.

However, is there any concrete evidence that the blogspot post is real? I mean, it's a blog with only two posts, both about the OS and some rather suspicious wording here and there. The first post he made has clear "screenshots" taken with a capture card according to him (not to mention they have a bunch of spelling errors and looks like someone's first attempt at using Photoshop), and then in the other post you linked, he suddenly has the image quality equivalent to a local UFO sighting...
http://gamingseratus.blogspot.com/2016/ ... -port.html

Whatever the case may be, an x86 port of Symbian OS would've been quite interesting to look at
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Re: Unreleased Symbian x86 Port

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Considering that the first post is from 2009 and the second one is from 2 years ago, first one is probably a rumor, second one is most likely a fake. Also, IMO porting Symbian to x86 in 2009 wouldn't be a good idea - iOS was new and hip, Android was starting to gain some popularity and Blackberry OS was showing what was about to happen to Symbian, thus it probably didn't happen. Still, it would be an interesting thing to look at.

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Re: Unreleased Symbian x86 Port

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Well, the source is out there, so it CAN be ported. But as redspl said it wouldn't make much sense.
Now emulating it, that's a different story.

In fact, you can run Symbian on x86 using the emulators included in the SDKs. The only problem is they only run x86 compiled Symbian software, so you won't have much to do unless you start developing your own stuff.
I do hope someday we see a proper Symbian emulator (ie. that emulates the ARM architecture and can run the same Symbian we had/have in our phones)

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Re: Unreleased Symbian x86 Port

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Someone in the comments of that post did say it was fake, and mentioned a software that was potentially used for it, maybe that's that?

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