Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Oct 2012 21:15 UTC, submitted by Arto Salmi
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, that escalated quickly. I'm not entirely sure what to make of this, but I think Nokia has just revealed that Symbian is dead - dead as in, no more development. In a comment on a feature request for Symbian in Nokia's bug tracker, the company writes: "Thank you for your improvement ideas, thus Symbian is in maintenance mode and no new features will be implement without extremely good reason (business case). We have written down your ideas for future development if there is a chance that new features will be released." This means Symbian Belle FP2 is the last Symbian version. Odd, because Symbian devices are still being sold.
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by kurkosdr on Tue 16th Oct 2012 17:37 UTC
kurkosdr
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Crap! I wrote N9 instead of N8. The original plan for N8 was to run MeeGo, the codename was Colombus.

I also believe WP is crap, and will only get one if the upgrade situation with Android gets really bad.

MeeGo was a kickass OS but arrived too late, and Nokia didn't want to take a risk to create a new ecosystem so late.

Symbian was obsolete. It doesn't do dual core and as previous people said, developing for it is hard even with the Qt additions.

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Edited 2012-10-16 17:45 UTC

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