Samsung has announced in the news section of its Mobile Innovator website that it will terminate its support for the Symbian operating system by end of this year. This means that the Korean company is probably not going with Symbian OS for its future phones.
The Symbian camp has been dealt another blow; Samsung has recently announced on its Mobile Innovator website that it will no longer provide support for the operating system by end of this year.
“Samsung Mobile Innovator will discontinue its Symbian support service from December 31st 2010. Please refer to the following event schedule (all times in GMT)
– 01:00am, 10/29/2010: Symbian Lab.dev Closed
– 01:00am, 12/30/2010: Symbian Forum Closed
– 01:00am, 12/31/2010: Symbian Content Removed“
The move would mean the manufacturer will stop implementing Symbian-based devices. Sony Ericsson has earlier announced that it has decided to abandon Symbian and focus on Google Android mobile operating system instead.
Source: Samsung Mobile Innovator