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#1 Dot Matrix

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:00

Just weeks after announcing plans to sell its devices and services business to Microsoft, Nokia has begun winding down support for the Symbian and MeeGo smartphones OSes.

 

Nokia has told MeeGo and Symbian app developers they won't be able to submit new apps or update existing ones from 1 January 2014, according to an email Nokia's developer team sent out to developers yesterday. Support was expected until 2016 at the earliest.

 

More: http://www.zdnet.com...rly-7000021739/




#2 Yogurth

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:10

Microsoft always cares for it's customers, especially in last two years.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:20

Not really a surprise, given Nokia was well focused on WP.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:27

But Symbian and especially MeeGo were already essentially dead, this is just admitting reality, don't see how this is in any way MS's fault other than the usual fanboyism 



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:55

Microsoft always cares for it's customers, especially in last two years.

 

Microsoft don't own Nokia yet, so why blame them for this decision? Especially considering both platforms are already long dead.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 13:04

Microsoft don't own Nokia yet, so why blame them for this decision? Especially considering both platforms are already long dead.

Isn't Trojan Elop still CEO?



#7 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 13:07

...And my hopes were just crushed.

 

Maybe another phone maker should take up Symbian OS

 

I know not everyone liked it, but I did



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 15:34

...And my hopes were just crushed.

 

Maybe another phone maker should take up Symbian OS

 

I know not everyone liked it, but I did

 

So did I. I think it could have been the next big thing, done right. Nokia just screwed the pooch yet again.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 19:54

So did I. I think it could have been the next big thing, done right. Nokia just screwed the pooch yet again.

 

Well duh.  Nokia have been screwing that pooch since the advent of smartphones. The poor things had more doses of syphilis than Napoleon! :p



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 20:06

Isn't Trojan Elop still CEO?


I see people still don't know what Trojan means.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 20:12

Isn't Trojan Elop still CEO?

How is he a trojan?  Is he carrying a bunch of people around with him infiltrating things without people knowing?



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 20:18

Isn't Trojan Elop still CEO?

whoa, we didn't need to know what brand condoms he uses. keep that private.



#13 majortom1981

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 20:25

Isn't Trojan Elop still CEO?

I am pretty sure he stepped down so that he can be transferred over when the deal closed.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 22:41

I am pretty sure he stepped down so that he can be transferred over when the deal closed.

You're right, he's just an Executive Vice President awaiting his return to the mothership. My bad!

 

I see people still don't know what Trojan means.

How is he a trojan?  Is he carrying a bunch of people around with him infiltrating things without people knowing?

I wasn't using the literal sense when I posted that, but now that I think about it, he did go in and took a dump on Nokia. Imagine his ###### as Greek soldiers, maybe that helps.



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:47

You're right, he's just an Executive Vice President awaiting his return to the mothership. My bad!

I wasn't using the literal sense when I posted that, but now that I think about it, he did go in and took a dump on Nokia. Imagine his **** as Greek soldiers, maybe that helps.


No, you still don't know what a Trojan is. As a clue, the Nokia board of directors dead hunted him specifically, for the purpose of changing their phone business away from Symbian an primarily onto android. Despite this he did have talks with google before going with WP but google didn't want to give them the freedom MS did. And he explored the android possibility down the road to.

So no, he was not a trojan in any way, shape or form.