Nokia to end app support for Symbian and MeeGo

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The mobile manufacturer has said it wants to focus on its Asha and Windows Phone ranges

Nokia will stop supporting application development for its Symbian and MeeGo mobile operating systems at the start of next year, the company has announced.

In a blog posted last week, the Nokia Developer Team said that from January 1 2014 app developers will no longer be able to publish any new content or update existing content for Symbian and MeeGo.

It said it will instead focus support and investment in new content for the Asha (mid-tier range which runs on Nokia’s Series 40 OS) and Windows Phone (seen on its mid and high tier Lumia range).

Developers will continue to receive download and revenue reports and payouts for downloaded content, and any unused paid technical support tickets may be used for Asha and Windows Phone support.

Nokia said: “With the growing business opportunities available on the Asha and Windows Phone platforms, we have been reviewing our developer content programs to see how we can maximise our support and investment in new content toward Asha and Windows Phone. Over the next few months we will be transitioning our active developer support away from Symbian and MeeGo.

“We are very excited about the opportunities available with Asha and Windows Phone, and hope that you, our Symbian and MeeGo developers, will bring your talents to these platforms. We believe that these changes will help improve our ability to support you as you develop fantastic apps for your customers.”

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