Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) discontinues its support for Meego and Symbian Apps


Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) has recently announced that the phone manufacturers are going to discontinue their support for Symbian and Meego applications.

It was announced that Nokia’s both types of phone operating systems will stop supporting Meego and Symbian content from January 1st, 2014. This announcement contradicts Nokia’s claim to support Symbian content until 2016.

This change in priorities occurred after Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) took over Nokia and the focus shifted to Asha and Microsoft’s Windows phone Operating System. According to an email sent to the developers by Nokia, those users who have Symbian and Meego content in their company store will be able to download them; the email further said that the developers will be notified about these downloads and will continue to get their revenue reports. However, from January 1st, 2014, developers will not be allowed to update their existing content or introduce new content. The phone manufactures also hope that the Symbian and Meego developers will also shift their focus to Nokia’s Windows and Asha phones.

This news might disappoint many Symbian and Meego users who will stop getting any new updates for the applications from the start of next year.

Share of Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) have gone down by -3.29%, and in the current session they are valued at $6.38.