Sony Ericsson Plans No New Symbian Products
Sony to remain in Symbian Foundation.
A Bloomberg article reports that Sony Ericsson has no future plans to develop phones on the Symbian platform. Though Symbian continues to be the most widely distributed mobile phone operating system in the world, this marks the second company this year to announce discontinuing Symbian support. The first was Nokia, which stated that while Symbian would remain the default OS in its line of dumbphones, MeeGo would be the only OS to power the company's line of smartphones, moving forward.
“We have no plans for the time being to develop any new products to the Symbian Foundation standard or operating system,” Sony Ericsson spokesman Aldo Liguori said.
Symbian powers Sony's Vivaz phones, though the company has been gradually moving to the Android platform. Motorola and Samsung both left the platform in favor of Android.