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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RE[2]: symbian is dead anyway
by zima on Fri 19th Oct 2012 00:25 UTC in reply to "RE: symbian is dead anyway"
zima
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So a slow, reversible decline was turned into a swift death.
So sad. I won't list the reasons why I think Symbian still represents a valid technological alternative to other mobile OS's, yet I find it hard to accept that a real-time OS with Qt support is going to die this way. Will its source code forever sleep in some digital shrine, completely useless to mankind - or will it be eventually released?

"Reversible decline" is just a wishful thinking of... people who didn't really follow what was going on with Symbian. Because, for example, you don't seem to realize even that Symbian source has been released (go ahead and grab that "valid technological alternative [...] a real-time OS with Qt support": http://sourceforge.net/projects/symbiandump http://code.google.com/p/symbian-incubation-projects/ )

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