Nokia maintains that the rumors of Symbian’s demise are greatly exaggerated, but there’s no denying that the mobile OS is getting a little long in the tooth.
The latest evidence? The handset giant has opted to use MeeGo, the open source OS it’s jointly developing with Intel, in its N-series line of smartphones. That means that Symbian will make its last appearance in Nokia’s N-series in the forthcoming N8 device. Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look.
Nokia has confirmed that it plans to use the Linux-based MeeGo operating system, a joint effort between it and Intel, instead of Symbian for its N-series of smartphones. The upcoming Symbian^3-based N8 will be the last Symbian handset in the N-series.
MeeGo is an open source project formed when Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and Nokia announced plans in February to merge their respective Linux mobile operating systems, Moblin and Maemo, to create a single, unified Linux platform. The project is hosted by the Linux Foundation.