Linked by nej_simon on Wed 4th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The only MeeGo device to ever be released, the Nokia N9, has been updated to MeeGo/Harmattan 1.3. Among the improvements are improved performance, updated applications, improved NFC support, improved copy/paste, and more. In other news, the team behind MeeGo and Maemo is now leaving Nokia, probably making this the last update for the N9.
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RE[2]: Comment by ichi
by B. Janssen on Thu 5th Jul 2012 08:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ichi"
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"And so they have become a pure hardware OEM dependant on MS software.

That's not strictly correct, there are still internal S40 (even made more ~modern recently, with touch variant) and S30...

Exactly. Symbian Belle may not compete with Android 4.x or iOS5 in the glamour department but in phone functionality it holds itself against Android 2.x and other low end devices. Nokia has shown a roadmap for Symbian extending as far as 2014 (Carla, Donna) and the official position is that Symbian will be supported at least up to 2016.

Symbian may not be hip (was it ever?) but it is a solid and reliable workhorse. I can see Nokia surviving on Symbian in the low-end market and attempt new shots from there, much like Samsung did.

EDIT: formatting.

Edited 2012-07-05 08:22 UTC

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