Symbian 2016 support reconfirmed
Not much of a post I’m afraid, but rather a quick mention of something interesting that Chris Weber (Nokia’s EVP for Sales & Marketing) said in a Nokia Conversations interview today. Without being prompted about Symbian, he decided to include Nokia’s previous OS of choice in one of his answers to questions relating to Microsoft’s recent purchase plans.
“All of our guarantees and warranties and promises stand. And yes, that includes support for Symbian until 2016, as we promised. “
There has been some speculation (and much worry) on the web regarding Symbian’s support situation now that Microsoft will essentially head the devices and services department, once the deal is done. Weber considers this to be in about six months’ time.
Nokia had previously stated that Symbian support would extend to 2016 (after announcing a move to Windows Phone in 2011) but there has been little mention of the “S” word from Nokia since.
There was no mention of MeeGo in this interview, and this was the only reference to Symbian, but it is somewhat comforting to know that despite the enormous sea change that is about to occur, customers can still get support (repairs?) for their Nokia 808s, E7s and N8 for another 2 or 3 years.