Putting an end to all the speculations, Nokia has finally announced that it will be moving away from Symbian operating system.
In an open letter to the developer community, Purnima Kochiar, vice president, forum Nokia and developer community, has recently unveiled Nokia’s strategy and road map for the years ahead.
So no longer Symbians will be the operating system for the Nokia devices. Nokia will be focusing more of Windows mobile as its choice for mobile operating system and will also consider it as its primary smartphone platform.
Although Nokia has not revealed the official date for discontinuing Symbians for their devices but the Finnish handset maker is considering the period of 2011 — 2012 as a transition phase and this is when they expect changes to happen.
“Although Windows Phone will become our primary smartphone platform, we will continue to deliver a great deal of value from Symbian. We’re making investments that will help us to engage and attract existing and new Symbian users and allow us to launch new competitive smartphones.” Said Purnima.
As far as Nokia’s plans about India are concerned, it plans to sell Symbian devices alongside Microsoft based smartphones for the time being. The company is also promising support for the Symbian devices in the future even after discontinuation.
As of now Nokia plans to carry on with the usual business while continuingly upgrading and enhancing the user experience of Symbian devices.