A Finnish television station has discovered that one time mobile phone giant Nokia paid millions in Euros to keep essential software for its Symbian operating system from being used to create malware.
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Nokia Store for Symbian became a time capsule on 1 January.
App developers have been told Nokia will call time on support for the older OSes sooner than expected.
Older Americans may remember Snake on their free Nokia phone, but few ever used Symbian and can't relate to the passion and emotions being expressed on Twitter today.
In the United Arab Emirates, the mobile market is in flux, with Android on the rise and iOS slipping.
There will be no send-off for the last of Nokia's Symbian shipments.
In the United Arab Emirates, Nokia still holds sway over the market with an OS it abandoned years ago and a three-year-old feature phone.
Two years ago, Nokia ditched Symbian and adopted Windows Phone. What's next for these mobile partners?
'Android before Android': The long, strange history of Symbian and why it matters for Nokia's future
When Nokia decided to ditch Symbian back in 2011, it effectively signed the OS' death warrant. Is history now poised to repeat itself as Nokia squares up to Android in emerging markets?
At least one organisation has decided to go for Windows Phone, ditching its old Symbian devices for new Lumias - and citing Office integration as the reason for the move.
Are Nokia's Asha touch devices smartphones or feature phones? Nokia seems happy to let confusion reign in its financial results.
Nokia showed Symbian developers the door to Accenture. Now, Accenture is showing ex-Nokians the door.
Nokia's decline and swingeing job cuts have been tough on Finland, particularly on its software industry. The country's developers are staking their future on Windows Phone - could the gamble be just what the Finnish tech sector needs to get back on its feet?
The latest financial report is out from Nokia and things are not looking good. They are seeing success in North American, but falling hard around the world. If they breathe life back into Symbian, can that help outside the US?
Expect more expensive Lumias, says Nokia's CEO, after writing down the value of the components the company carries following a lowered sales outlook
Symbian gets a bum rap, particularly in the US, but the latest Belle Feature Pack 1 really is quite functional and modern.
Nokia has reigned in camera phone technology over the years and the 808 PureView demonstrates the pinnacle of their imaging success. However, the camera is partnered with a dead OS that holds it back, especially with a price of $699 before tax and shipping.
Beijing-based Analysys International reckons Android took 76.7 percent of China's smartphones sales in the first quarter of 2012, while Charlie Wolf of Needham & Company says Android took 69.5 percent in the second quarter. Either way, Android has grown rapidly to take the majority of sales.
The Nokia 808 PureView has the largest sensor in a smartphone available on the market today, but without operator support Nokia is unlikely to sell many. So why the uber-cameraphone even exist?
The Nokia 808 PureView 41-megapixel camera-equipped smartphone will go on sale in the UK at the end of June, according to the Finnish handset maker.The Nokia 808 PureView may be one of the last Symbian smartphones aimed at developed markets to be released by Nokia.
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