History System Call Procedure Process Management and User Properties of Symbian OS. HISTORY. Symbian was an operating system for mobile phones made for smartphones. Symbian was initially created as an OS for PDAs in 1998 by Symbian Ltd. Symbian OS runs basically on ARM processors but an x86 port also existed, but it was never released. Symbian was utilized by many cell phone brands as Samsung, Motorola, Sony, Ericsson, Nokia, Fujitsu, Sharp, and Mitsubishi. At the end of 2010, it was the most popular smartphone OS but it was overtaken by Android. The last update for the Symbian OS was Nokia Belle. Feature Pack 2 release on October 2nd, 2017 It is written in C Symbian OS v6 0 and 6 1. This was the first version of its series. This was released in 2001 and was first used in Nokia 9210 communicator. And almost 500 000 Symbian phones were shipped in the year 2001 and the following year that number increased to a massive 2.1 million phones. Symbian OS 7 0 and 7 0s. This version was released in 2003. This version was used by Nokia, Motorola, Sony, Ericson and FOMA phones in Japan. One million Symbian phones were shipped in the first quarter of 2003 with the rate increasing to one million per month by the end of 2003 Symbian OS 8 0 and 8 1.