Despite opting Windows Phone 7 operating system for its forthcoming smartphones, Nokia has decided to continue its support to Symbian platform.
About the Symbian updates, Nokia open letter says, “The first major update will arrive in summer, delivering a new home screen, new flexible widgets, new icons, a faster browser, new Navbar and a fresh look and feel to Ovi Store and Ovi Maps, including integration of social media services in Ovi Maps”.
The existing Symbian users will, thus now, be rest assured that they will get support from the company even when Nokia will no longer sell new Symbian phones.
About the hardware improvements, the open letter says, “Over the past weeks we have been evaluating our Symbian roadmap and now feel confident we will have a strong portfolio of new products during our transition period — that is 2011 and 2012. These devices will take advantage of the strong integration of devices and services as well as our strength in areas such as imaging and location-based services.”
At the same time, the hardware for Symbian phones will also continue to get better, including faster processors. Nokia plans to replace Symbian with Windows Phone 7 over the next two years, thus making the users and developers worried about the sooner demise of Symbian platform.