Nokia drops Symbian for Meego on Nseries

by Volker Weber

HELSINKI, June 24 (Reuters) - Nokia Oyj (NOK1V.HE) will use Linux MeeGo software in its flagship N-series smartphones, hoping the new platform will give it a better chance to battle rivals such as Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Google Inc (GOOG.O).

The yet unreleased N8 is now officially a dog.

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Nokia Oyj (NOK1V.HE) will use Linux MeeGo software in its flagship N-series smartphones, hoping the new platform will give it a better chance to battle rivals such as Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Google Inc (GOOG.O).


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Nokia will continue to use Symbian for its vast portfolio of cheaper smartphones.

And where would the E-series fit in? I thought that was their flagship series, for the business users at least... Will they be moved to MeeGo as well or will the be staying on Symbian? Any guess?

Ragnar Schierholz, 2010-06-25

Symbian. Businesses use old software.

Volker Weber, 2010-06-25

Well, while that may be true in most cases, for me this means I'll look for alternatives - likely Android. But I'm probably not an average business user.

Ragnar Schierholz, 2010-06-26

Maybe the change is not so bad. Here is an explanation of the move from a symbian friendly perspective: The changing shape of Nseries

Ralf M Petter, 2010-06-29

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