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Nokia going with MeeGo over Symbian

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jun 2010 15:37 User comments (2)

Nokia going with MeeGo over Symbian Nokia has selected the Linux-based MeeGo mobile operating system over its Symbian OS for all upcoming high-end smartphones, effectively admitting that Symbian was not in a position to ever truly rival the iPhone or Android devices.
CNET says the N8 will be the last N-series smartphone to use Symbian.

"Going forward, N-series devices will be based on MeeGo," said a spokesman.

Symbian will still be installed on low and mid-end phones from the world's largest phone maker, however.

Nokia has spent many millions on developing the Symbian OS, only to see their smartphone market share deteriorate thanks to Apple and Android.

MeeGo was created earlier this year, a merged effort by Nokia and Intel, mixing their Maemo and Moblin operating systems.

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129.6.2010 6:57

Quote:
CNET says the N8 will be the last N-series smartphone to use Symbian.

"Going forward, N-series devices will be based on MeeGo," said a spokesman.

Symbian will still be installed on low and mid-end phones from the world's largest phone maker, however.

I was gonna buy N8..but now screw that!

229.6.2010 13:18

What a waste of time.

I can tell you right now that it doesn't matter if Nokia changes their smart phone OS, if it isn't Android it is going to fail. The last thing people want to do if they've owned an iPhone, Blackberry, Android or now defunct Symbian phone is reinvest in apps for yet another smart phone OS. Let's also recognize that they would be investing time to the development of another useless mobile OS. The fragmentation is getting too large and varied for another competitor.

Good game, Nokia. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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