Disaster inbound: Nokia will not publish new Symbian themes after July 1!

Disaster inbound: Nokia will not publish new Symbian themes after July 1!
Apparently, the people at Nokia have sold their souls completely and will now heartlessly pull the plug on yet another lovely Symbian feature - themes. Starting July 1, developers will no longer be able to publish new Symbian themes in the Nokia store. Isn't that a disaster? We say it is!

OK, the thing is that some devs will still be able to publish themes in the store. It looks like Nokia will be initiating what it calls the Publisher Partner Program, with only a small number of developers able to take part (Nokia will pick the approved devs itself). That group of companies will be the only ones able to publish new themes come July 1.

The makers of themes that are currently offered at the story doesn't have much to worry about, as their content will continue to be available for download. However, those devs that aren't part of the Publisher Partner Program won't be able to update or make other changes to their themes. Interestingly, Nokia, seems eager to see you "unpublish" your work, which becomes evident in the last sentence of the email sent to Symbian theme publishers. You can find the complete message below!


source: AllAboutSymbian

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49 Comments

2. fuhrer

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

It's only themes

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well, i never downloaded any themes from the Nokia store... I use other means...

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

And i use only preloaded themes. Most of them just kill the RAM unnecessarily. I don't see how this can be a disaster though...

42. Dastrix unregistered

I know what you mean. I actually used to go to the theme devs website and downloaded from there myself when I had my N8, even though I would download most themes from the Nokia store. I guess there are always workarounds. Just like updates, Symbian style!

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Nokia, keep supporting Symbian! I don't want to see Symbian "lost in the echo"! Geez.......where is Elop? Do something Elop!!

8. ajupurohit

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Elop ?? he is the one killing the platform !!

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Symbian is dying before Elop joined Nokia.

34. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

nokia was bounded to abandon symbian!!bcz people were getting more addicted towards android. That was a right decision for company's future.I am not ggetting biased.I also had a c7 phone.I love symbian.

39. thelegend6657 unregistered

Symbian is dead . I used to be a fanboy of the platform but RIP Symbian

43. Dastrix unregistered

I totally agree. However, it is understandable and safe to say that Nokia is focusing all its efforts on Windows Phone. It's quite possibly the most logical decision for the company. After all Windows Phone = Lumia, and although it might have appeared risky at first, the ever-increasing global market share of Windows Phone provides enough evidence that the platform will keep gaining traction.

10. losersam

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

It hardly matters, there are lots of themes available online than in store

16. Shrihari

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Elop the biggest fool of all the ceo's the decade has ever seen..

21. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

What does wendy the troll look like

22. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

a guy...its some sad guy behind that troll account

24. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wendy is a guy? O_o

25. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

A guy named wendy like the boy named sue

26. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

So, his full name is Wendy Garrett Sue? :P

27. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

Lol......

35. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

wendy = chaoticrazor , a sad attention seeker troll

37. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

awww you poor kid, you comment the same thing because you cant think of anything new arent you getting enough attention at home little boy?

38. thelegend6657 unregistered

I know that guy to an extend , 22 living in Gombak , Kuala Lumpur that just graduated from TAR College . I know he is a troll but he is a nice guy in real life

40. thelegend6657 unregistered

Wendy is not his real name .

44. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

i just love to squash some troll. its my new hobby since its so annoying reading some sad stupid troll comments. you/wendy are such waste of space and oxygen, thank god you/wendy will eventually die...

45. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

aww you gotta stop flirting with me only trolls here are you and mr wendy, but dont worry you can keep trying to get a real reaction but you need to step it up your weak childish crap is laughable

46. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

your avatar shows that you are the child here... i don't need any reaction, i'm happy enough squashing troll like you/wendy since nothing you/wendy ever wrote are useful.

47. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

seriously when are you just gonna take me on a date, the tension is killing lol ohh and where are you squashing trollboy? you just seem to be making yourself to look a muppet......try harder and bring a real comment theres a good boy your so outclassed kid, ohh and as for the profile pic im a 90's kid grew up on it not ashamed either was quality back in the day

48. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

yep, you're a 'kid' that never grow up, stuck in your childhood, no wonder you're always trolling, i bet your parents must be so proud... they should've use protections their whole life...

49. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

aww look at you trying to step it up by bringing parents into it.....the move of a 12 year old idiot who really cant do any better mate i know your trying hard but your truly tragic, need to go get some friends now be a good boy and go play race cars kid ohh and your avatar shows your just another empty troll account with little intellect and desperate for attention

28. Demiez

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

the comments are worth reading...

29. jsdechavez

Posts: 784; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

sadly..

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