The first in Nokia’s wave of Symbian^3 smartphones will take aim at the mass market by undercutting the iPhone in price and offering treats such as free turn-by-turn navigation.
on 06/22/2010 – Made popular on 06/22/2010
Nokia will use the Linux MeeGo operating system in its flagship N-series platform in a bid to remain competitive against the iPhone and Android smartphones. However, the company will continue to use its Symbian operating system for its lower-end smartphones.
It's official. Nearly two years ago, Nokia spent $410 million to buy all of Symbian, the mobile operating system software in which it already owned a major stake -- and promised to turn it into a new, royalty-free mobile software platform.Today, Nokia announced that the Symbian Foundation, an organ ...
Nokia announced this Thursday that from now on the N-series smartphones will have Meego instead of Symbian. The upcoming N8 handset will be the last in this series running Symbian. This doesn't mean Symbian will be kicked off the main stream, it will still be used in low spec/cheaper Nokia phones, which have a huge demand in developing countries.
Nokia will shift its high-end N series smartphones from Symbian to the Linux-based MeeGo operating system, according to Reuters. The recently announced Nokia N8 smartphone is said to be the last N-series phone to run the newly open source Symbian operating system, version 3 of which is now & functionally complete,& according to Nokia....
Market analysts IDC says that Apple's iPhone is now outselling Nokia to take the lead in the smartphone market. Australian smartphone shipments have risen 67% year-on-year in Q3 2010 with over 60% of new mobiles now being smartphones, according to the results of their Q3 mobile device tracker.
It’s no longer just Nokia offering free navigation on a range of its smartphones, but now Google too, on Android phones running OS 1.6 and up, ensuring most phones on the market either already work from today or will with a free Android market download of the latest Google Maps version.
Three months after Nokia announced its N900 smartphone, the device has arrived in the United States. The N900 runs on the Linux-based Maemo platform, and Nokia's hype around it raises questions about whether the company plans to replace its older Symbian platform with Maemo.