Over the past few years there have been a number of major changes at Nokia. The company diverted its attention from Symbian and MeeGo to focus exclusively on Windows Phone devices. It did end up clinching over 92 percent of the entire Windows Phone market, but the opted to sell its hardware division to Microsoft. Today the company has announced that its plan to kill support for Symbian and MeeGo app has finally been completed. The announcement was made through Nokia’s Symbian Signed Twitter account.
It was actually back in October last year when Nokia announced that come January 1st, 2014, it would no longer allow developers to submit new Symbian and MeeGo apps, and that they wouldn’t be able to offer updates for existing apps. The company made this move to focus its attention on Windows Phone as well as its Asha lineup, which has been particularly successful in emerging markets. Symbian and MeeGo were once Nokia’s biggest weapons in its arsenal, however due to the onslaught by rivals iOS and Android, the company opted to exclusively adopt Windows Phone for its high-end devices and kill off Symbian as well as MeeGo. Today’s announcement can be considered as the final nail in the coffin for those platforms.
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