Nokia Stops support for Symbian

Days after the software giant Microsoft bought Nokia in a $4 billion deal, Nokia has officially stopped support for its Symbian and MeeGo apps. The Finnish mobile company has abandoned the two in-house mobile operating systems in favour of Microsoft’s Windows Phone.

The Symbian Signed Team announced the end of support for Symbian and MeeGo apps via Twitter. The tweet said,

Following the deal with Microsoft in October, Nokia had published on its developer page that Symbian and MeeGo materials in Nokia Store will remain available to customers and developers for download, would continue to receive revenue reports and payouts for downloaded content.

However, developers will no longer be able to publish new apps or any sort of content, or even update existing content for Symbian and MeeGo operating systems from January 1, 2014.

Nokia in a public meeting said that it has decided to focus completely on its support and investment in new content towards Nokia Asha series, the company’s feature phone platform, and Windows Phone.

With this move, Nokia has finally bid farewell to all of its old software platforms. An ecosystem where nothing is permanent, Nokia ruled billions of homes with its Symbian operating system, and finally comes to an end.

Will you miss Symbian, which was once the favorite operating system of every mobile phone user?

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