Goodbye Symbian, Nokia to stop shipping Symbian smartphones this summer
According to the latest report, Nokia will stop shipping Symbian smartphones this summer and will fully focus on Microsoft's Windows platform and Asha series.
The 808 PureView was the last Symbian phone developed by Nokia and was launched last year. Windows Phone shipments surpassed Symbian in Q4 2012 and in the first quarter of 2013 Nokia has shipped 500.000 Symbian units (just for comparison Nokia has sold 5.6 million Lumia's in the same period).
"It took 22 months to get a Symbian phone out of the door. With Windows Phone, it is less than a year. We spend less time having to tinker with deep-lying code and more time on crafting elements of the experience that make a big difference, such as around photography, maps, music and apps in general" Nokia stated.
Nokia is going to support Symbian devices till 2016 but I don't think that they will bother much, so this is the official end, Goodbye Symbian!