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Nokia to officially discontinue Symbian mobile OS this summer


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Once the most popular mobile operating system in the world, Nokias Symbian will officially be shown the door later this summer after falling from grace in 2011. The move will allow the Finnish handset maker to focus their full attention on Windows Phone devices now that theyve gained a bit of traction in the market.

A Nokia spokesperson noted that it took 22 months to get a Symbian smartphone out the door but with Windows Phone, it took less than a year. With the latter, Nokia spends less time tinkering with deep-lying code and more time crafting user experience elements that make a difference.

The decision isnt really a surprise at this point as Nokia announced back in January that the PureView 808 would be the last smartphone theyd produce running Symbian. Even in the face of defeat, Nokia still managed to sell half a million Symbain-powered devices during the first quarter of this year. That of course pales in comparison to the 5.6 million Lumia phones that shipped running Windows Phone during the same time period.

Nokia was once the undisputed champion in the mobile sector but that all changed as newcomers Apple and Google led the way for a new breed of smartphones packed full of innovation. Simply put, Nokia wasnt able to keep pace with the changing times and thus, relinquished their top spot.

Of course, Symbian had a few bright moments namely the Nokia E61 and E71 (think older BlackBerry handsets with full QWERTY keyboards), the Nokia N95 and the N8. Oh, and the PureView 808 which hit the scene in February 2012.

@ http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/nokia-to-stop-shipping-symbian-smartphones-this-summer-report-378716

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R.I.P Symbian :(

I don't want to turn this thread into yet another of those "Nokia should really go Android" threads, but well ... Nokia should really go Android LOL! :P

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:sadbye: Symbian. I've used most Symbian OS phones than other mobile OS in this "cellphone era"

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good symbian should go to dust.

Really,it would be best for nokia!

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good symbian should go to dust.

Really,it would be best for nokia!

Symbian has already gone to dust. And it did so 'bout three years back with the HTC Hero and the original Galaxy S :) This is just the formal acknowledgement of the same :yes:

Now what would really be the best for Nokia, is if they realized that WP is DOA to begin with and quickly jump onto the Android bandwagon with Nokia Maps (HERE), the OVI Store and those awesome Pureview cams. They still do 'em better than anyone in the biz IMO :D

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good symbian should go to dust.

Really,it would be best for nokia!

Symbian has already gone to dust. And it did so 'bout three years back with the HTC Hero and the original Galaxy S :) This is just the formal acknowledgement of the same :yes:

Now what would really be the best for Nokia, is if they realized that WP is DOA to begin with and quickly jump onto the Android bandwagon with Nokia Maps (HERE), the OVI Store and those awesome Pureview cams. They still do 'em better than anyone in the biz IMO :D

WP8 is growing very fast and is very nice to use, and all this 'no apps for wp' is rubbish - there's an app for everything i've needed so far. Android is a pain in the ass tbh - slow, too many settings (that don't seem to do anything)with no description of what they are supposed to do, poor scrolling/user experience, icons that look like they were drawn by a 5 year old, inconsistency everywhere, viruses.

I got rid of my S3 within 2 months because it was such an asshole (pentile display is junk) and now have an htc8x which is fantastic to use.

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I got rid of my S3 within 2 months because it was such an asshole (pentile display is junk) and now have an htc8x which is fantastic to use.

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remember my symbian phone back that day, it's a nice Nokia E63 red, :)

R.I.P Symbian :(

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Symbian is still the best Multitasking Mobile OS out there. Niether Android nor iOS supports true multitasking. Its a pity, rather than developing, Nokia's CEO Mr. Elop abandoned it in fabvor of Microsofts OS. Mr. Elop was once a high official of M$ & he did it for his as well as Mr. Balmers profit.

However, I myself is the owner of a the Best Cameraphone built to date, NOKIA-808 Pureview; featuring 41 MP pureview sensor, Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 OS:

http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_808_pureview-4577.php

Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 OS is an excellent performer with lower hardware & battery requirement. Nokia could continue the development of this OS for new hardwares also. Till date, this is the only OS that can handle the massive 41 MP sensor.

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I have already switched from Nokia N73 to samsung Android phone.. :rockon: :rockon:

R.I.P Nokia, R.I.P symbian :console:

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I got rid of my S3 within 2 months because it was such an asshole (pentile display is junk) and now have an htc8x which is fantastic to use.

I think you will find the HTC One X to be equally good and the One will blow the 8X out of the water. That mess is Samsung's touchwiz, not android's, together with poor optimization on samsung's part...

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