For those of us who have been in the world of technology for more than half a decade, we should be easily forgiven if we have a soft spot for Symbian. After all it was the only real mobile OS few years ago. Difficult to even imagine how life was without iOS and Android. Yet Symbian was probably the first mobile OS we really fell in love with. I still remember being in awe of my Nokia N71. The device was just light years ahead of most of the other phones in the market back in the date. However, as time moves on things change and they did for the better with the emergence of Android and iOS and now WP 8. The sad bit though is that Nokia were unable to make sure Symbian kept pace with the growing demand and the ever changing Mobile OS Market.
The result was rather straight forward and Symbian ran it’s course and was discontinued. There have been a lot of bits of info when the OS would be officially pulled off, but it seems like we will never get a more concrete proof of this happening. Nokia have given the following reply to one of the developers which points out to the fact that they have discontinued the OS and put it into development mode.
Thank you for your improvement ideas, thus (sic) Symbian is in maintenance mode and no new features will be implement[ed] 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.
Nokia Developer support“
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