Neowin News Feed for: Symbian Neowin News Feed for: Symbian en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Symbian OS gets a new unofficial update with Delight 1.7 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you&#039;ve been itching for a new Symbian update for your aging Nokia N8, 808 PureView or E7 device, you&#039;re in luck, as a new firmware update has been released with Delight version 1.7. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Mon, 24 Dec 2018 12:16:01 +0000 WhatsApp has a change of heart, extends support for Nokia and BlackBerry devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Earlier this year, WhatsApp announced that it would end support for multiple platforms by the end of this year - but it now says that it&#039;s extending its support for Nokia and BlackBerry devices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:01 +0000 WhatsApp phasing out support for old mobile operating systems and BlackBerry 10 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>WhatsApp has announced plans to phase out support for old mobile operating systems by the end of 2016. It wants users to upgrade to a new device to continue using the service before the year&#039;s end. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:58:01 +0000 ComScore: Windows Phone marketshare remains steady at 2.9% in the U.S <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to the latest data from comScore, 2.9% of smartphone-owners in the U.S use Windows Phones, consistent with last month&#039;s marketshare, while Android and iOS lead the race by a long margin. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:20:01 +0000 Microsoft to begin transition for 'classic' Nokia phones to Opera app store and browser <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is starting to switch users of its &#039;classic&#039; Nokia feature phones to Opera Mini and the Opera Mobile Store, as it begins the process of phasing out the Nokia Store and Xpress Browser. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:40:01 +0000 Rare unreleased Nokia RM-137 prototype discovered <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>While prototypes surface every so often, this one is possibly one of the more rarer units to ever surface; the Communicator style handset resembles a cross between a Nokia N900 and a Symbian device. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:00:01 +0000 Nokia paid millions of euros to software blackmailers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/530577520Nokia.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia paid millions of euros to blackmailers in 2008 who threatened to publish the source code for its Symbian OS - but after it left the money in a parking lot, police lost track of the suspects. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:07:59 +0000 Nokia: No new or updated apps for Symbian and MeeGo from Jan. 1st <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1865592138symbian.png" alt="" /></div>Nokia has sent an email to Symbian and MeeGo app developers informing them they will not be able to upload new apps or update existing ones on the Symbian and MeeGo app stores after January 1st. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:29:28 +0000 Nokia prepares to finish with Symbian; 16 years after its initial release <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1865592138symbian.png" alt="" /></div>Nokia intends to wash its hands of the old Symbian OS this summer, shipping out its final run of phones. Incredibly, Symbian has been around in various forms since 1997 - and still continues to sell. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:24:51 +0000 Nokia's 808 PureView is officially the last Symbian phone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1438056361808pureview_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>With the 808 PureView now released, Nokia is finally retiring the Symbian brand and operating system, with no further phones to be made using the aging OS and Nokia&#039;s focus shifting fully to WP8 <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:10:42 +0000 No competition: Android market share hits 90% in China <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1931069474android-dark-bg.png" alt="" /></div>Nokia and Apple are focusing ever more on China&#039;s growing smartphone market to expand their sales - but that won&#039;t be easy, as a report claims that Android&#039;s share of the market has risen to over 90%. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:32:44 +0000 Nokia completes Vertu sale - but will Vertu go Android? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nokia has completed the sale of Vertu, the luxury phone brand that became a byword for mobile bling. But will it switch from Symbian to Android, or could there yet be a Vertu Windows Phone? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 14 Oct 2012 15:01:23 +0000 ComScore: Microsoft's US smartphone share rises slightly <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/722918767man.jpg" alt="" /></div>New data from ComScore shows that Microsoft&#039;s share of the smartphone market in the US rose slightly between February and May 2012, while RIM&#039;s market share fell drastically. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:19:50 +0000 Former Nokia executive blasts CEO Stephen Elop <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/189942281220323071481200-1-1-stephen_elop.jpg" alt="" /></div>Lee Williams, a former senior vice-president at Nokia, has blasted both the company&#039;s new direction and its CEO Stephen Elop, claiming that &quot;there&#039;s no overarching vision for this company.&quot; <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:01:23 +0000 Nokia offers ad made by 808 Pureview's camera <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1850197360news-logo-nokia-808-pureview.png" alt="" /></div>Nokia has released a new video ad that it says was made entirely with pictures and video taken by the 41 megapixel camera on its upcoming Symbian-based 808 Pureview smartphone. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:58:18 +0000 Microsoft Office for Nokia Symbian phones released <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1691134809666360647534307528faa.jpg" alt="" /></div>As promised earlier this year, Nokia has released a version of Microsoft Office that can be run on a number of Nokia&#039;s smartphones that run on its Symbian operating system. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:20:11 +0000 Nokia 808 PureView wins ‘best in show' award at MWC <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/928165639bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia&#039;s new 808 PureView handset - yep, the one with the 41MP camera round the back - wins the prestigious award for &#039;Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet&#039; at Mobile World Congress. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 01 Mar 2012 13:18:32 +0000 Opera Mobile and Mini receive major updates <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Got a phone on a limited data plan, or need an extra boost in low signal ideas? Or how about WebGL on Androids? Have a look at the newest updates for Opera&#039;s smartphone browsers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Tue, 28 Feb 2012 01:18:52 +0000 Nokia 808 Pureview announced with 41MP(!!) camera <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/928165639bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>The successor to Nokia&#039;s N8 has been confirmed, and it aims to continue its predecessor&#039;s tradition for excellent mobile photography, coming packed with imaging technology and a 41MP sensor. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:23:11 +0000 Nokia tells world to expect “significant industry news” on Monday <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1870702176nokia_800_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia has issued media invitations for its press conference at Mobile World Congress on Monday, promising to announce &quot;significant industry news&quot; - but what might that announcement be? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sat, 25 Feb 2012 01:55:07 +0000 Nokia developing new social network, apps for iOS and Android <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/928165639bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>A Nokia executive reveals that the company is developing a new social network, plus a new suite of social apps, as it prepares to extend its software reach with the launch of iOS and Android apps. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 19 Feb 2012 15:13:36 +0000 Android still dominates in latest smartphone survey <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/773785712786139543ad.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new survey of mobile phone and smartphone owners in the US shows that Google&#039;s Android operating system still dominates the market while Blackberry and Windows Phone continue to lose market share. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 30 Dec 2011 10:16:22 +0000 Nokia retires Symbian branding for Nokia Belle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/928165639bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia has officially announced it will now refer to the Symbian Belle user interface as the Nokia Belle UI as an update for a number of existing Nokia phones in February 2012. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:27:28 +0000 Android soars to 52% global share as rival platforms stumble <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Android&#039;s explosive growth continues, as it rises to 52% of the worldwide smartphone market. While the market as a whole continues to grow, its rivals nonetheless see their market share in decline. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:50:13 +0000 Microsoft Apps coming soon to Symbian <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/928165639bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Anticipation for Nokia&#039;s first Windows Phone may be high, but Microsoft is doing its bit for the Symbian platform too, as Nokia announces that it&#039;s bringing &#039;Microsoft Apps&#039; to its sidelined platform. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 08 Sep 2011 22:04:54 +0000 Nokia launches new Symbian smartphones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/928165639bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia has announced it will release three new smartphones based on its in-house Symbian smartphone even as it prepares to launch its first Windows Phone 7 based products. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 24 Aug 2011 18:40:26 +0000 Nokia to stop selling Symbian phones in North America <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/928165639bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia won&#039;t be selling any more phones that use its in-house Symbian operating system in the US and Canada as it prepares to launch its first Windows Phone 7 products this fall. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:04:37 +0000 Nokia reportedly cutting phone prices in Europe <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/928165639bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>The financial issues for the once mighty mobile phone maker Nokia may be continuing. As reported by Reuters, two unnamed sources have stated that the company is cutting the prices of its smartphones over in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:27:30 +0000 The mobile market is turning grey <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/661530618asf.png" alt="" /></div>When Apple introduced the original iPhone, they did break the mold. While looking back the device is now laughable with features that it lacked, the platform has now matured into a mainstream product. When Apple... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:18:59 +0000 Things get worse for Nokia as European carriers lose interest <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/928165639bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia&rsquo;s transition from Symbian to the Windows Phone 7 operating system can&rsquo;t come quickly enough, as evidence mounts that European mobile operators are beginning to turn away from products that are no longer attractive to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 22 May 2011 10:11:54 +0000 Nokia to hold Symbian event - April 12 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>For a while now, speculation around the fate of Symbian has kept everyone wondering what move they will take next. It would appear that Nokia is planning a conference in London on April 12 to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Dwyer) Tue, 05 Apr 2011 18:31:51 +0000 Nokia publishes Symbian source code <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The popular Nokia-maintained mobile operating system, Symbian, now finds itself open after Nokia decided to publish the most recent master source code. In a post on the Symbian website, Nokia says it is &quot;making the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Sat, 02 Apr 2011 01:01:06 +0000 Nokia to woo developers with free gear, support <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nokia's large and well-established developer community weren't exactly thrilled with the switch to Windows Phone that came with the company's partnership with Microsoft. Now, according to an email passed to SlashGear, the Finnish company is resorting... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Jones) Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:56:45 +0000 Nokia "Plan-B" was just a hoax <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>When the partnership between Nokia and Microsoft was announced earlier this week, there was a mix of emotions. There was a lot of negative feedback about the deal from investors, engineers and even loyal Nokia... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Thu, 17 Feb 2011 09:40:03 +0000 Nokia shareholders want CEO Elop ousted [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It seems that not everyone is happy with the Nokia and Microsoft deal that the two companies announced last week, especially some of the Nokia shareholders. According to, nine Nokia shareholders will use their next... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:21:30 +0000 Nokia CEO: Our first priority is to beat Android <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today at the Mobile World Congress 2011, the biggest event of the year for mobile announcement and exhibitions, Nokia&rsquo;s CEO Stephen Elop stated that &ldquo;our first priority is beating Android.&rdquo; He went on to say that... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Dwyer) Mon, 14 Feb 2011 03:43:14 +0000 Nokia 'reabsorbs' Symbian <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It&rsquo;s been just 18 months since Nokia first set the Symbian foundation free under a non-profit banner, and now it looks like Symbian is coming home. The move won&rsquo;t surprise many, especially with the recent... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brody McKee) Tue, 09 Nov 2010 12:10:13 +0000 Nokia, let Symbian die so that you may live <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sitting at my desk, browsing my RSS feeds, I noticed that Engadget had an article about Symbian (the OS behind Nokia&rsquo;s fleet of phones). The article suggests that the Symbian Foundation (the OS&rsquo;s developer)... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brody McKee) Wed, 27 Oct 2010 01:21:25 +0000 Microsoft to launch Silverlight for Symbian beta within a week <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/843981881.png" alt="" /></div>Back near the start of 2008, it was announced by the Redmond software-giant Microsoft and Finnish communications company Nokia that the Silverlight platform would be coming to Symbian OS phones. Fast forward to 2010, and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Sat, 13 Mar 2010 18:17:54 +0000 Symbian platform goes free and open source, starting tomorrow <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/459448056symb.png" alt="" /></div>Symbian, a popular mobile phone platform developed by the Symbian Foundation, is about to undergo a massive conversion from proprietary to open source software. Symbian, used in almost all of Nokia&#039;s mobile devices, can be... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Thu, 04 Feb 2010 06:17:16 +0000