Nokia Kills Off Symbian

 

  • ‘Maintenance mode’
  • No new features
  • Only bug fixes

Nokia has finally stowed away the Symbian OS, saying that it has now been put on ‘maintenance mode’.

 

  • ‘Maintenance mode’
  • No new features
  • Only bug fixes

Nokia has finally stowed away the Symbian OS, saying that it has now been put on ‘maintenance mode’.

The OS has been problematic for a while now and Nokia tried to put up a fight. Nokia has pioneered early smartphones with its N96 and N95, but with Apple and Google’s entry, the Finis company was bound to drop the ball.

It did try to save the OS by partnering with Microsoft to exclusively release Windows Phone devices. It also decided to rename the operating system as "Nokia Belle". This did very little though, and now Nokia has decided to put the operating system into maintenance mode.

The Symbian OS will still get updates but only for bug fixes, no new features will be added to the OS from here on out. This is undoubtedly the end of the line for the mobile OS.

"Thank you for your improvement ideas, thus Symbian is in maintenance mode and no new features will be implemented 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," says Nokia.

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