2/11/2011 10:21:00 AM
What will happen to Nokia Symbian and MeeGo?
Symbian will become a ‘franchise platform’, ‘leveraging previous investments to harvest additional value’, Nokia said in a statement today (11 February).
The move follows the announcement that Nokia has forged a strategic partnership with Microsoft that will see it use Windows as its primary operating system.
The manufacturer said this strategy recognises the opportunity to ‘retain and transition the installed base of 200 million Symbian owners'. Nokia expects to sell approximately 150 million more Symbian devices in the years to come.
Under the new strategy, MeeGo will become an 'open-source, mobile operating system project'. MeeGo will place increased emphasis on longer-term market exploration of next-generation devices, platforms and user experiences. Nokia still plans to ship a MeeGo-related product later this year.