Symbian evolved from Psion's EPOC in 1998. Symbian OS is currently owned by BenQ,
Ericsson, Panasonic, Nokia, Siemens AG and Sony Ericsson.
Symbian is a joint venture between Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson, Matsushita, and Psion that was established in June 1998. Symbian was established by leaders in the computing and mobile industries to enable the mass market of communicators and smart phones.