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The end of Symbian and MeeGo

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The new decision by Nokia that with the last day of this year they will completely cease support for Symbian and MeeGo did not come as such a big a surprise. From the moment Microsoft purchased Nokia, they only offered smartphones based on Windows Phone operating system.

Applications are currently available for download from Ovi Store will remain available after that date, and their developers will continue to receive compensation for them. The only thing that will not be possible is to upgrade the existing applications or issue a new ones.

Although Nokia will not prevent downloads of existing applications to these two platforms, announced denial of support is the first step in a complete shut-down of the platform, because the question is how long users will want to use outdated applications.

[Ed - It looks more and more like Nokia is prepping to be a Microsoft department. It will be interesting to watch as they move forward especially considering that Windows phone occupies a very small portion of the market.]

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