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Report: Indian developers concerned over Symbian OS phase-out

Indian publication Deccan Herald reported that Nokia’s move away from Symbian OS has put a “tremendous pressure” on independent developers, who have previously built their business on supporting this platform.

Nokia head defends Android snub

Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, defended the company’s choice to use Microsoft’s fledgling Windows Phone platform over Google’s near-dominant Android, by stating that rival handset players are “worried that the Android device manufacturers’ profit margins are getting reduced.”

Nokia debuts smartphones running updated Symbian OS

Nokia announced two new smartphones which are its first to run an updated version of the Symbian software, as the company looks to maintain its momentum in the smartphone space ahead of the launch of its first devices powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform.

Forum Nokia blogger doubts WP7 potential

A Forum Nokia blogger questioned the potential of Windows Phone as a replacement for Nokia’s Symbian OS platform, stating that his conclusion after testing the vendor’s N8 device is that “Windows Phone 7 is unlikely to be able to replace S^3 anytime soon.”