Nokia, who has been rolling out Windows Phone 8 smartphones for quite a while already (after all, technology does move along at a rather fast pace), has announced that they will no longer offer support for both Symbian and MeeGo operating systems from the end of this year onward. This should not come across as a surprise, especially when you consider how Intel themselves have stopped development for the MeeGo operating system a year and a half after announcing the birth of this alternative mobile operating system with Nokia. That announcement meant that Nokia alone was soldiering on with MeeGo for the past two years, so to hear that Nokia will finally stop support for both operating systems at the end of 2013 could be seen as a progressive move.
This does not mean that there will be no more apps available for download, as customers can still do so, while developers will not be shortchanged since they will be on the receiving end of revenue for published applications. However, if you are a developer, it would mean that you can no longer publish or update apps on the Ovi Store once the clock strikes midnight on January 1. Would you miss the demise of MeeGo and Symbian?