There’s more news of the possibility that Nokia’s ditching the Symbian platform on their N-Series phones. Endgadget and CNET have heard from their sources in Nokia that they will be loading future N-series devices after the N8 with MeeGo instead. It looks like Symbian will have to settle with being loaded on the lower-cost phone segment in the Nokia Range.
I for one am quite happy with this piece news, given the slow progress Symbian has shown of late with the advancement of the OS for newer range of phones. The current Symbian platform just doesn’t cut it for the functionality demanded of the current day smartphones. We’re expecting quite a lot from the Symbian^4 platform which should be out in a few months. But I’m quite sceptical if Symbian^4 will actually deliver given the pre-release videos which has been circulating around the internet. It’s not that Meego has the upper hand here. The OS still had to prove itself in the Nokia range of smartphones, and the number of applications on that platform will also play a deciding factor while battling with iPhone and Android in the same segment.