Wednesday 12 June 2013

RIP Symbian; Nokia to bury Symbian OS this summer

RIP Symbian; Nokia to bury Symbian OS this summer
Image courtesy http://wmpoweruser.com

One of the best and rugged mobile operating system has queitly been issued a death warrant by its maker.  Nokia will no longer ship its once popular Symbian OS enabled phones starting Q3.  Though this year upto Q1 Nokia shipped a little over 500000 Symbian OS enabled handsets, the sales figures for these phones are fast slowing down to warrant the death of Symbian.

Nokia has partnered with Microsoft to bring out Windows Phone powered smart phones and is doing very well with the new OS.  Another advantage Nokia has with Windows Phone onboard is that it is able to quickly launch new releases, much faster than Symbian enable phones.  This year upto now it has had 5 major releases featuring Windows Phone 8.  

Nokia commented on the decision to bury Symbian as “It took 22 months to get a Symbian phone out of the door. With Windows Phone, it is less than a year. We spend less time having to tinker with deep-lying code and more time on crafting elements of the experience that make a big difference, such as around photography, maps, music and apps in general.”

Having said the above, many users and die hard Symbian fans will surely feel bad that now their favourite OS is no longer available including me.

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  1. I was a fan of Symbian when I had my 3230. But with the rise of Samsung and then of Android, I shifted to Android.


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