Nokia Reaffirms Commitment to Symbian
In response to a report in the German edition of the Financial Times, which stated that Nokia was prepared to ditch Symbian and move forward with Maemo-based mobile devices, Nokia has said that it has no such plans. In a statement, Nokia declared, "We remain strongly committed to our current open OS software strategy for cellular devices, which is based on the world-leading Symbian OS." Nokia's S60 operating platform is based on Symbian. Nokia's Maemo operating platform is based on Linux, and is used by its Internet tablet.
Nokia Pins Smartphone Comeback on HMD Global
Nokia today said it plans to return to the smartphone business during the first half of 2017 through its partnership with HMD Global. HMD Global recently completed a series of transactions between HMD, FIH Mobile Limited, and Microsoft that will allow it to make phones bearing the Nokia brand.
Microsoft Hands Off Nokia Phone App Store to Opera
Microsoft today announced that Opera Software will soon provide the default app store for older Nokia handsets. Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, the Opera Mobile Store will replace the Nokia Store on devices running the Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha, and Nokia X operating systems.
Skype to End Support for Windows Phone 7 and Symbian
Microsoft recently indicated it will cease to support Skype on devices running Windows Phone 7 and Symbian. The company said it will retire the official Skype app for WP7, as well as any ancillary apps that support it over the next few weeks.
Microsoft Updates Nokia X Platform
Though Microsoft plans to eventually can the Nokia X platform, the company today announced an update that adds several new features to the operating system. According to Microsoft, the improved OS now includes an app switcher for multitasking.
all this talk about Nokia, Symbian and Maemo-based .... Yet, theres only 1 response. Its titled Linux and its comment is YAY! LMAO