South Korean mobile phone manufacturer Samsung officially announced today the refusal to use the operating system Symbian. Support for this OS will be made only until the end of this year. From now on, the company will focus on other operating systems.
We are already talking about this previously reported, but then these were only plans, while today an official statement was made and specific dates were named.
In principle, there is nothing surprising in this news - this was to be expected, looking at how the already not too full-flowing stream of models gradually dries up Samsung, under Symbian. The last such smartphone was the Omnia HD i8910 - a very interesting device, which, although it did not become a bestseller, attracted the close attention of many users. This device also for some time held the title of a mobile device capable of working with the largest number of running applications at the same time (such test tests are often carried out by enthusiasts from all over the world).
|Samsung Omnia HD i8910|
According to the company, starting from January 1, 2011, an era without Symbian. And this applies not only to the release of new devices, but also software, and any kind of support. The company sees its future in systems such as bada и Android. Several experiments are also planned with WindowsPhone 7. If they turn out to be successful, this OS will also be actively used by the company.
By the way, recently about the rejection of Symbian announced another major mobile phone manufacturer - the company Sony Ericsson. As in the case with Samsung, the Swedish-Japanese manufacturer retains a formal membership in Symbian Foundation.
Thus, the only manufacturer of smartphones that run Symbian.