Sony Ericsson to stop support for Symbian OS

By on September 26, 2010
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‘No plans to develop more Symbian mobile devices.’

Symbian has seen another life-plug pulled out as Sony Ericsson confirmed that the company has no plans to make additional Symbian devices, according to a report from Bloomberg.

“We have no plans for the time being to develop any new products to the Symbian Foundation standard or operating system,” Aldo Liguori, a spokesman for the London-based company, said by telephone today. Liguori confirmed remarks made by Chief Technology Officer Jan Uddenfeldt to Swedish technology newspaper Ny Teknik.

Sony Ericsson has lately been shifting focus to Google Android with its flagship model Xperia X10 leading the pack. It is clear now that it won’t be the last one in the lineup.

The company, however, will remain a member of the Symbian Foundation – a non-profit organization that focuses on conversion-to and cross-manufacturer compatibility for the mobile OS.

Source: Bloomberg.


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