Just a couple of days ago Maemo team suggested Nokia has plans to ditch Symbian as an OS of choice for its N-series devices in favor of Maemo. Nokia however have something to say on the matter as well.
At a Maemo event in London, on November 18 2009, the Maemo marketing team shared with some journalists that as of 2012 Nokia will only rely on the Maemo OS for its N-series lineup.
Yesterday, the guys from the Nokia blog contacted some Nokia representatives and you can tell by their answer Nokia didn't like the fuss surrounding the matter. They stated that the words of the Maemo marketing team are "premature". When it comes to choosing an OS, Nokia deems Symbian as more suitable for mainstream smartphones, while Maemo will be used only on powerful high-end productivity devices.
Those words however neither confirm nor deny what has been said the other day. One thing is for sure though: there are more Maemo smartphone/tablets coming and N900 is only the first device of its breed. To see Maemo in action, just take a look at the Nokia N900 preview we posted yesterday.
AFAIK (and I did some dev stuff for Nokia); Symbian is DYING and its children are STILLBORN. They will use that ugly, unmaintainable stuff for their low-end handsets to come, but not for long. A highly optimized Maemo is in the works to completely re...
actually is not that nokia should ditched symbian but symbian should change their O.S.... Seriously, it's damn boring, even with s60v5, it feels like the old symbian, and we get enough of it. Phone is developing fast thats why the O.S also need to ca...
Maemo is not built by Nokia so it's clear that it is better than symbian:d