Once Nokia embraced the Windows Phone platform, we were quite sure its beleaguered platforms Symbian, MeeGo would die a slow death but Nokia promised it’s user base that they will support the aforementioned platforms till 2016 but it seems that wasn’t quite true.
Nokia has pulled the plugs on developer support for Symbian and MeeGo and the support will end on January 1st, 2014. A developer Elleo received an email from Nokia recently:
If you have Symbian and MeeGo content in the Nokia Store, it will continue to be available for download to customers, and you will continue to receive download and revenue reports as well as payouts for downloaded content. However, starting January 1, 2014, you will no longer be able to publish any new content or update existing content for Symbian and MeeGo.
The last Symbian device was the iconic Nokia 808 PureView with its amazing 41 MP camera which is only now making its way to Windows Phone with the Lumia 1020 and who can forget the last MeeGo device, another iconic last device from Nokia, the N9 with its superb Harmattan Swipe interface still unmatched by any other device. Nokia have been publishing minor updates for both of these devices and app updates have been coming as well but no more as with the end of 2013, any developer won’t be able to publish new apps or upodate their already published apps. Although the Symbian and Meego users will still be able to download the existing apps from the Nokia Store.