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Nokia to Continue with Meego and Symbian
Nokia has inked a partnership deal with Microsoft but it looks like Nokia will still be working on other MS – Meego and Symbian. The company has already announced its plan to use Windows Phone 7 on its high-end smartphones but it will still release new Symbian and MeeGo devices.
The MeeGo device will be bundled with a Qt framework but it would not be used on Nokia Windows Phones. This would discourage developers from studying Qt. Without developers then there would be no MeeGo apps.
Most people think that the Symbian OS is not worth developing, while the MeeGo should be stopped before any manpower is invested in it. Developers are looking at the Windows Phone 7 platform if they want to make any apps for Nokia phones.
The popular consensus is that there’s no need to develop for Nokia unless they’re apps for the Windows Phone 7 platform. The Meego and Symbian are already laughed at by industry insiders. Developers don’t find it rewarding to continue developing new apps for the MeeGo or Symbian platform.
Microsoft controls the whole Windows Phone 7 ecosystem, with Nokia being the hardware supplier. This makes Nokia one with Sony Ericsson and Samsung as phone makers and nothing else.
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