Nokia killing Symbian and MeeGo support at the end of 2013

Nokia killing Symbian and MeeGo support at the end of 2013
Nokia had already begun winding down support for Symbian and MeeGo as it went all in on Windows Phone; and, now that Microsoft is in the process of attempting to purchase Nokia there isn't really much hope that either Symbian or MeeGo could make a comeback. Today, Nokia made it official though, announcing when support for the platforms will officially end.

A couple years ago, Nokia agreed to outsource Symbian software development and support to Accenture, which said it would continue to support the platform until 2016. But, that may not be worth the effort, because in an email to developers, Nokia has said that it will stop supporting submissions and upgrades for Symbian or MeeGo apps that are distributed through the Nokia Store. This means developers will no longer be able to publish new Symbian or MeeGo app content to the Nokia Store as of January 1st, 2014.

Nokia says that it is doing this in an effort to shift focus to Asha and Windows Phone, which are to be the main platforms for the company moving forward (and presumably this includes if the Microsoft deal goes through because Microsoft is acquiring Asha in the deal.) Not too many people still use either Symbian or MeeGo, so this is really more of a formality at this point. 

source: Maemo via BGR

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23 Comments

1. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

Trojan Horsy from Micro Freakin Soft Called Stephen Elop ( FLOP ) SUX

2. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Move on❕ Windows Phone is better than Symbian... Next..

3. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

I Have both the N8 and N9 and those kind of news really sadden me but oh well i have the Lumia 920 and its a great device and i can't wait for the Nokia Lumia 1520 .

13. Donkorvleone

Posts: 19; Member since: May 30, 2013

A brother:D I have the exact same phones, I played with my N8 just a couple of days ago :)

16. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

No i own a N8 and a N9, a week ago i bought the 1020. I must say WP is fast and smooth but it lacks features and settings that Symbian and Meego has!

21. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1207; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

WP better than Symbian... No... May be better than S40...

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Okay...but what OS does Asha has then?

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Essentially its own, derived from Series 40 but with enough differences to make it its own.

6. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

RIP Symbian.

9. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

So that's the official end of line for my N9 and my still perfect N79... MeeGo really has(or had) a potential to become a true android competitor with Nokia's developer and consumer backing... But, alas.... And Symbian S60V3 was the best non-touch smartphone OS in my view...

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Goodbye Symbian, I don't miss you! :)

14. Cyberchum

Posts: 1011; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

If only windows phone can have half of Symbian's customizability option. RIP Symbian, you've had your moments of greatness.

15. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Too soon. One year and a quarter ago Nokia released last symbian device, that means, that there are still people, who bought this device and have warranty on it.

17. artealis

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

too late and too much money spent on those rotten platform. meego is good but symbian is meehhh. its symbian who kill nokia not elop or any one

18. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

yeah symbian killed nokia but it also magically outsold wp with meego untill they stopped releasing them i refuse but on the bright side jolla here i come :)

19. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

oh God... I really miss my Nokia N900 ... YOU BASTRDDDSS!! TT__TT

23. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

it was the best phone i had, regardless what others may think about it

20. sreesnadh

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

cu symian

25. chandancherry

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

change.org/petitions/nokia-keep-nokia-store-open-d​on-t-stop-symbian-meego-developers-from-creating-n​ew-applications-updates please sign this

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