Symbian to be Phased Out
Nokia explained today as part of its new partnership with Microsoft that Symbian won't be canned immediately. Nokia will continue to enhance and tweak Symbian using its Qt development platform so that it may continue to support its installed base. Nokia plans to release more Symbian handsets this year. However, Symbian's place in Nokia's device portfolio will be be phased out over time until Windows Phone 7 accounts for 100% of its smartphones. Nokia did not indicate how long this process will take. Nokia's MeeGo platform will be relegated to "experimental" status, which Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said it still hopes to learn from.
Hands On with the Nokia 8
The Nokia 8 is the first flagship phone from the "new Nokia". What separates it from the rest of Nokia's current lineup is the dual-camera system with Zeiss lenses.
Nokia Will Design and License Phones Beginning In 2016
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said the company will tackle the mobile phone industry again once its non-compete clause with Microsoft expires next year. Nokia no longer owns any manufacturing facilities and will not make its own phones.
Nokia 8 Now Receiving Android 8.1 from HMD Global
HMD Global has begun to distribute Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 8 smartphone, according to executive Juho Sarvikas. HMD Global makes and markets Android handsets under the Nokia brand.
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.