CEO Vladimir Leschenko stated today, "This new market is growing fast and will reach tens of billions of dollars within the next several years."
Nokia acquired Symbian
in 2008 and most of its devices back then run on Symbian
OS until the shift to Microsoft's Windows in 2011, making the once-lead OS as its franchise platform.
According to the report, Nokia's earnings release revealed that it sold 2.2 million Symbian
units in Q4 2012, half as many as the Lumia range at 4.4 million.
name gets dropped, latest version called Nokia Belle
Smartphones based on Symbian
are still popular in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, Gartner said.
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In July, Nokia plans to start shipping the models N8s, E7s, C7s and C6-01s with the updated Symbian
To turn around its fortunes, Nokia unveiled a deal in February to start using Microsoft software instead of its own Symbian
Nokia's recent decision to focus on Qt as its sole application development framework is expected to bring greater efficiency and speed of evolution to the Symbian
The company explained that communication service providers' (CSPs') marketing and vendor support for Android-based smartphones would drive the platform to become the second-largest platform, following Symbian
, by year-end 2010.
has completed the process of open sourcing its entire code base, in advance of its June deadline.<p>While the release is ahead of schedule, the first phones -- expected to be out early next year -- will hit the market more than two years after the first Android phone became available.
If you have used a Nokia mobile device in the past 15 years, you have interacted with the Symbian
operating system from the basic Symbian
Series 30 to the Series 60 of Nokia's high-end Eseries and Nseries devices.