Dear Symbian faithfuls, the day we have always dreaded is here! Apocalypse, Armageddon, the END of Symbian, the END of an ERA!
Nokia recently announced that the Nokia 808 PureView will be the final Symbian OS powered device from the Mobile Giants (giants? not true anymore huh?), drawing the curtains on the first smartphone OS.
Nokia announced this along with its Q4 2012 earnings this week, all focus will now fully be invested into the Windows Phone 8 OS.
Nokia is already rumored to launch nothing less than 5 new Lumia phones this year. With the rumored Lumia 920 (aka CatWalk) at the forefront.
In my opinion, Symbian had a good run, it could have done better but for the demands of an all-touch UI, it never could meet the demands of a smooth, responsive touch UI that today"s users would love. It got easily overshadowed by Apple"s ingenuity and Android"s high level of customization.
While many many MANY Symbian fans would blame this demise on Nokia's negligence, I would rather just want to believe it ran its course!
All eyes are on Windows Phone 8 OS now!