The world’s top cell phone maker Nokia plans to build social networking technology acquired with U.S. firm Twango into its key S60 software, a company official said on Wednesday.
The move will enable the company to bring technology faster to a wide range of phones, while also helping it and other software providers add community-like features to mobile applications.
Nokia announced the deal to buy Twango, a service which allows users to share photos, video or audio files, in July.
“We are going to integrate it with our S60 platform,” Stephen Johnston, senior business development manager at Nokia said in a speech to a trade fair in Helsinki.
When asked about social networking and role of communities in Nokia’s future roadmap he said: “It’s really going to be the underlying layer, across everything.”
Nokia’s S60 software platform is used extensively in Nokia’s line-up of mid- to high-end phones, but also in advanced handsets of LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics.
Its closest rival is Microsoft’s Windows Mobile.
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