Nokia to phase out Symbian platform by 2016

Nokia to phase out Symbian platform by 2016

Leading cellphone maker Nokia today said it will stop using its mobile operating system Symbian by 2016 and recently showcased Nokia N9 will be the first and last handset in its portfolio on Meego platform.

Nokia and leading chipmaker Intel have jointly developed the Meego platform.

“We will have work on Symbian till 2016,” Nokia India Director (Marketing) Viral Oza said at an event.

Oza also mentioned that Nokia N9 smartphone will be the first and last phone to have Meego platform.

Meego was seen as Intel’s strategy to enter into mobile handset business.

Oza added that Nokia will continue to provide full support to Nokia N9 users throughout the product lifecycle.

“We will launch N9 on Meego platform and take the learnings from there,” Oza said.

While N9 has earn accolades from mobile phone analysts, they feels it will take more effort for Nokia to develop the applications that are attraction of high end smartphones nowdays.

“Interface is good but they need to add more applications to it,” opined Sonia Sharma of telecom magazine My Mobile.

Another mobile phone analyst Clinton Jeff of The ZOMG network added that developers may show less inclination to devote their resources for a mobile phone platform like Meego whose death had been announced by the company… Read More [via monecontrol]

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