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Nokia killing Symbian and MeeGo support at the end of 2013

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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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posted on 07 Oct 2013, 23:45 10

1. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 23:50 12

2. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

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

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 00:00 6

3. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 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 .

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:16

13. Donkorvleone (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 May 2013)

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

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 05:13 2

16. SIGPRO (Posts: 1882; Member since: 03 Oct 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!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:56 1

21. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 00:01 1

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 00:48

8. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 00:29 1

6. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)

RIP Symbian.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:28 1

9. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 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...

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 02:17 1

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

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

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:17 2

14. Cyberchum (Posts: 749; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 04:56 1

15. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 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.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 05:59

17. artealis (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Dec 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

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 06:08 2

18. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 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 :)

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:18 1

19. remyrz (Posts: 205; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)

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

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 09:28

23. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 07:27

20. sreesnadh (Posts: 7; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)

cu symian

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 09:47

25. chandancherry (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)


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