Nine more companies have joined the Symbian Foundation established by Nokia last month to create a unified mobile operating system.
Networks 3, América Móvil and TIM, semiconductor manufacturer Marvell plus services and software providers Aplix, EB, EMCC Software, Sasken and TietoEnator have joined the foundation. This puts them next to original Symbian Foundation members AT&T, LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Samsung Electronics, Sony Ericsson, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and Vodafone, together with Symbian Limited.
Nokia executive vice president for devices Kai Öistämö said: "This is a significant move for our industry and we are pleased that these additional market leaders agree and are giving their support to the initiative."
Meanwhile, Nokia has announced that it has completed its acquisition of digital map provider NAVTEQ.