Sony Ericsson gives up on Symbian

"We are not seeing visible demand for Symbian," says exec

Sony Ericsson is not planning to use Symbian on any of its forthcoming phones, instead choosing to bet the farm on the success of Android and Windows Phone 7.

The ailing mobile maker’s Chief Technology Officer Jan Uddenfeldt told Swedish paper NyTeknik that, “… at present we have no plans for new products with Symbian.” The Vivaz range were the most recent phones from Sony Ericsson to rock Nokia’s OS.

In further comments, Uddenfeldt said, “Android is definitely our focus, but we have not given up on Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system, although it was a bit slow to take off. But Windows Phone 7 is on the map.”

Sony Ericsson has said that it will remain a member of the Symbian Foundation. But the news that it’s no longer keen on the OS will come as a bitter blow to Nokia as it looks to broaden the OS’s appeal in light of the burgeoning competition.

Has Sony Ericsson made the right choice? Are Android and WP7 a better bet? Tell us what you think on Facebook and Twitter.

Via ZDnet

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now