Last month we heard rumors that the Symbian Foundation might be closing up shop – giving the platform little to no hope of seeing life beyond the foreseeable future. Recently, we discovered SYMBEOSE, a consortium of companies devoted to enhancing the Symbian platform separate from the Symbian Foundation. It now appears that Nokia will also keep its firm commitment to the world popular platform and continue to enhance it.
Indeed, it seems the platform will carry on beyond the Foundation’s reach. Jo Harlow, Senior Vice President, Smartphones, Nokia says, “The future of Symbian as a platform does not depend on the existence of the foundation.”
And while Nokia continues to develop and perfect MeeGo for release, its decision to use focus on the Qt app development system may greatly improve the ecosystem – and hence the end product – for future versions of Symbian.
For more details, see the official press release on the following page.