Sony Ericsson Pulls Plug On Symbian, Leaves Nokia Solo
SE has been using Android on select smartphones for some time now, and by withdrawing from Symbian, it really shows how out of favor the operating system has fallen. In fact, Nokia is now the only phone maker left who is actively supporting Symbian, and the N8 and C7 have recently shipped with the latest version (Symbian^3).
Not everyone has given up on Symbian though. Some analysts are suggesting that the new version of Symbian could catch on in select markets, but only if Nokia overhauls it again to better compete with the advanced software available from Apple, Google and (shortly) Microsoft. The real question is whether or not Nokia pulls the same plug later on. Will Nokia finally switch to Android or some other operating system? Or continue to the lone wolf pushing Symbian? Time will tell.