Nokia Quietly Retires Symbian from N-Series Smartphones

Nokia announced it will retire Symbian for the popular N-series smartphones in favour of MeeGo.

MeeGo is a Linux-based open source mobile operating system that merged Intel’s Moblin OS and Nokia’s Maemo OS. Refer to the write-up published a few weeks ago on this site about Nokia’s intention to introduce the MeeGo OS to it’s high end phones.

Symbian will continue to be used in low-end phones from Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson and it continues to be the most widely distributed OS on the mobile market.

Symbian has been subject of criticism within its own community lately, as popular Symbian blog, Symbian-Guru.com recently decried Nokia and the operating system before jumping ship to Android and the Nexus One, citing the Nokia flagship phone, N97 as “craptastic”!

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