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R.I.P Symbian

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Jan 2013 23:17 User comments (4)

R.I.P Symbian Nokia has confirmed today that the Symbian operating system is officially dead.
The operating system, which was once the most popular smartphone OS by a long shot, has now seen its share fall to under 5 percent of the total market, and Nokia has officially killed it.

Nokia's 808 PureView is the last Symbian device, ever: "During our transition to Windows Phone through 2012, we continued to ship devices based on Symbian. The Nokia 808 PureView, a device which showcases our imaging capabilities and which came to market in mid-2012, was the last Symbian device from Nokia."

There is a chance that the PureView tech will make it to Lumia Windows Phone devices this year, which could help the phones differentiate from rivals.

Nokia sold 2.2 million Symbian phones in the Q4 2012, and 4.4 million Lumias. By comparison, Apple sold 48 million iPhones during the quarter.

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4 user comments

125.1.2013 9:12

it was good in the old days RIP

225.1.2013 10:51

It's been unofficially dead since a couple of years ago, which was Nokia's worst move ever, IMHO, because at that point it was really getting somewhere.

Anyway, I still love my Sony Satio. Over 3 years old and not a single issue with it (well, once jailbroken, of course). And it got crashed into the floor so many times due to my clumsy fingers. I still don't know which one I'll choose as my next device, but I'm not in a hurry to replace it yet. It still fills my personal needs.


"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

325.1.2013 16:13

Microsoft is still pushing crap w/ well under 10% market share that doesn't seem to be going anywhere, but I guess they have tons of $$$ to do it...like the tons of $$$ they gave to Nokia to support THEIR OS.

426.1.2013 18:48

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Microsoft is still pushing crap w/ well under 10% market share that doesn't seem to be going anywhere, but I guess they have tons of $$$ to do it...like the tons of $$$ they gave to Nokia to support THEIR OS.
MS will just push and push and force people to buy their stuff.

When that doesn't happen you just buy your market share buy buying out companies that people do buy their stuff from and then you enforce the MS stuff onto people then.

Bit like Skype MS have now altered it so you need to connect with your hotmail.live accounts now, and your old account can be used but you need to relog in and reset it up again.

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