Nokia released it’s ‘Corporation Q4 and full year 2012 Interim Report’ this afternoon, and amongst all the results was this sentence:
The Nokia 808 PureView, a device which showcases our imaging capabilities and which came to market in mid-
2012, was the last Symbian device from Nokia.
So that’s it for the aged mobile OS. The phone mentioned, with it’s eye opening 38 mega-pixel camera, always looked more like a technical showcase rather than an intention to continue developing Symbian.
The operating system will be supported until 2016, but it’s not being developed further, and Nokia has outsourced support to Accenture. The latest version, S^3, was Symbian’s second attempt at developing a response to iOS and Android. While it had its fans, S^3 never really took off.
Will you miss Symbian?