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Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:58

Sony Ericsson dumps Symbian

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Who didn’t see that coming
In a shockingly unsurprising announcement, Sony Ericsson told the world + dog that it would no longer develop Symbian phones.

“We have no plans for the time being to develop any new products to the Symbian Foundation standard or operating system,” a company spokesman told Bloomberg.

The company will obviously focus on Android in the future, although we wouldn’t bet against Windows Phone 7, either. Sony Ericsson has had several successful Windows based handsets in the past and it’s still sticking to the OS on a couple of high end phones.

As for Symbian, Sony Ericsson never really managed to outdo Nokia. It appears that the Vivaz series will be the end of the line for Symbian in SE’s offer.

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+3 #1 The_Wolf88 2010-09-29 10:20
Symbian will disappear for good once nokia abandon it !

To put it in a simple way "Symbian cannot keep up with OSes like Android,iOS and WM7 !

It's still alive because Nokia still using it !
 
 
+2 #2 guideX 2010-09-29 13:18
Quoting The_Wolf88:
To put it in a simple way "Symbian cannot keep up with OSes like Android,iOS and WM7 !


mmmm careful just because it might not be as good looking or polished as Android does not mean that it is not a more robust OS (not that I like it)
People forget that Android really is quite lightweight compared to operating systems like Meego and Winmo 7.

More importantly, I hope Sony Ericsson make some announcements about their new gaming phone, it will probably come out on Android... its too bad MS went Xbox integration with WinMo 7 or else they could have had Sony on board.
 
 
+3 #3 Bl0bb3r 2010-09-29 15:11
Non-smartphones won't run complex OS's like Android. Probably that's why Nokia is still holding on to that market.

S phones are not the most profitable, but taking into consideration how small US, w-EU and Japan are (where Android makes sense) compared to the rest of the world (where monochrome is still good), it kinda makes sense.
 
 
+2 #4 yasin 2010-09-29 20:38
android is good for high end phones with proper cpu and ram, but symbian just works on anything, which is great in a way.
 
 
0 #5 Adamal 2010-09-30 03:57
I thought Sony Ericsson havn't made any Symbian phones for a long time??
 
 
0 #6 nele 2010-09-30 10:11
Quoting Adamal:
I thought Sony Ericsson havn't made any Symbian phones for a long time??


Vivaz is relatively fresh.

They made them, it's just that nobody bought them... ;-)
 

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