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Samsung Drops Support for Symbian Smartphones

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Samsung has announced that its developer platform is to stop offering support for Symbian developers at the end of the year as it focuses on its own Bada, Android and the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 operating systems.

Symbian based developers are being advised to seek support before the 10th December in order to get replies before the service closes down.

The company didn't offer a reason for the decision to stop supporting Symbian, although it remains a member of the Symbian Foundation. However, the move is not a huge surprise as the company hasn't announced any Symbian-based smartphones since last February.

Following Sony Ericsson's recent announcement that it no longer plans to develop Symbian handsets, this leave Nokia as the only major handset vendor supporting the OS.

On the web: Samsung Mobile Innovator

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