Nokia’s Symbian OS was at one time the leading operating system in the world, taking the phone manufacturer to heights that seemed unatainable by other companies at the time. However, Nokia’s financial announcement (PDF) this morning saw the company’s confirmation that its Hercules of a camera toting 808 PureView phone will be the last Symbian device released:
“The Nokia 808 PureView, a device which showcases our imaging capabilities and which came to market in mid-2012, was the last Symbian device from Nokia.”
Nokia made the switch to Microsoft‘s Windows Phone OS last year. However, the company still sold 2.2 million Symbian devices during the last quarter, roughly half the number of Windows Phone 8 devices sold.
There are many who see this as a sad, yet inevitable day. Symbian’s influence on helping to define the mobile market cannot ever be denied, and the operating system will always hold a special place in our technology-infused hearts.