Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Nov 2010 20:29 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Symbian has had a bit of a string of bad news lately, but starting today, things might just start looking up again. Major changes have been announced with regards to the Symbian Foundation and Nokia's involvement with the platform, which all basically come down to this: Nokia is taking over development of the platform, while the Foundation focusses on licensing.
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Comment by melgross
by melgross on Tue 9th Nov 2010 02:09 UTC
melgross
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2005-08-12

Continuing development of Symbian is exactly what Nokia DIDN'T want to do. Now, they're stuck with it. They're back to paying for the development of an OS that they will begin depreciating shortly. Not something that any organization wants to do.

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RE: Comment by melgross
by j-kidd on Tue 9th Nov 2010 08:25 in reply to "Comment by melgross"
j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06

Maemo was shaping up nicely, but got discontinued. Meego for Handset, at this stage, sucks pretty badly. I will be surprised if they can produce a usable Meego phone one year from now. It was just a month ago when it has the ability to make phone calls.

So, I don't think Symbian will be deprecated shortly.

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RE[2]: Comment by melgross
by vivainio on Tue 9th Nov 2010 11:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by melgross"
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2008-12-26

Maemo was shaping up nicely, but got discontinued.


More like, it got renamed to "MeeGo Handset UX".


Meego for Handset, at this stage, sucks pretty badly. I will be surprised if they can produce a usable Meego phone one year from now. It was just a month ago when it has the ability to make phone calls.


MeeGo for Handset is not what Nokia will release on their upcoming MeeGo phone. It will have "MeeGo compatible" Harmattan, the artist formerly known as Maemo 6.

You can't judge that product from reference applications and graphics you see on MeeGo Handset UX.

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RE[2]: Comment by melgross
by aliquis on Wed 10th Nov 2010 10:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by melgross"
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2005-07-23

Maemo was shaping up nicely, but got discontinued. Meego
Maemo isn't really "discontinued" when MeeGo is the follow up.

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